‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (48, USA) will return to the field through the Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour to be held next week.
Woods posted a post on his Twitter on the 11th (Korean time) and said, “I’m ready to participate in the PGA Tour next week.” At the same time, he added the Genesis Invitational Twitter account to announce his participation in this competition.
It is the first time Woods has participated in a tour event in seven months since The Open held in July last year. Including event competitions, it will appear on the field two months after the PNC Championship last December.
He will play in a non-major PGA Tour event about two years and four months after the Jojo Championship in October 2020. Woods, who severely injured his leg in a major car accident in February 2021, has only competed in some competitions since.
In December of that year, he participated in three major tournaments, including the Masters in April, the PGA Championship in May, and the Open in July, after participating with his son Charlie in the PNC Championship, an event where his family participates.
Woods placed 47th in the Masters and withdrew after the third round after complaining of leg pain from the first day in the PGA Championship. He missed the cut in The Open. He was scheduled to participate in the Hero World Challenge hosted by his foundation in early December of last year, but withdrew his plan due to pain in the sole of his right foot. 온라인카지노
At a press conference at the time of the Hero World Challenge, Woods said, “In 2023, my goal is to participate in one or two more tournaments besides major tournaments,” and the Genesis Invitational hosted by his foundation became the first tournament this year.
As Woods announced his participation in the first tournament of the year, expectations for his participation in the Masters, the first major tournament of the season in April, have risen.
Woods has recovered to some extent after his car accident, but his swing speed and so on have been difficult to follow his course. In December of last year, he was absent from the Hero World Challenge due to plantar fasciitis, and his performance was hindered at subsequent events. He has been helped by karts at The Match and the PNC Championships, but it’s even harder on the tour.
The Genesis Invitational, which drew more attention due to Woods’ comeback, will be held at Riviera CC in Pacific Palisades, California, USA from the 16th. This tournament is one of the ‘special events’ designated by the PGA Tour.