It was a great round.”
On the 17th (Korean time) at the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of $20 million) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 72) in Pacific Palisades, California, USA, ‘Golf’ returned to the regular competition after 7 months. ‘Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) said with satisfaction after the first day’s game.
The game of the last three holes was enough to announce the return of the golf emperor.
Hole 16 (par 3) at 166 yards. After Woods’ tee shot landed in front of the green, it rolled towards the hole and stopped about 1.5m away.
In the second half, Woods, who lost strokes to 1-over par by writing down only one bogey, made even par by catching a birdie at this hole.
Woods, who changed the mood, hit a tee shot 322 yards on the 17th hole (par 5). After the tee shot, he was hit enough to pull the tee right away. The second shot he hit with 276 yards landed on the green, then rolled back and stopped in the rough. The third shot was short, leaving a birdie putt about 7m away. Birdies seemed to be difficult as there was a slope that curves to the left, but Woods made a series of birdies with neat putts, making the fans gathered around the green go wild.
Woods, who joined the ranks of under par again, made a fantastic finish with another perfect hole attack on the 18th hole (par 4). In this hole, which has an uphill slope from the tee, it is not easy to attack the green with the second shot if the tee shot is pushed to the right.
Woods’ tee shot flew 317 yards and landed on the fairway, and his second shot from 151 yards was 2m into the hole. And with a perfect finish to the birdie putt, the day ended with a 2 under par.
Woods, who was tied for 27th place, 5 strokes behind Max Horma and Keith Mitchell (above USA), who tied for the lead with 7 under par 65 strokes, said, “I haven’t played for a while, so I focused on hitting the ball accurately and hitting it with an accurate feel.” It was” he looked back at the game that day.
The perfect finish of catching birdies in all three holes on the day was good, but the management ability to cope with the crisis in the 10th hole (par 4) was also outstanding.
Hole 10 is a short par 4 hole at 302 yards, but it is difficult to make a birdie unless you hit the tee shot, attack the green, and putt accurately.
Woods’ tee shot fell into a fairway bunker, and his second shot fell short of the green. I hit my third shot with about 40 yards left to the hole, but after the ball landed on the green, it flowed to the left and fell into the greenside bunker again. It was a series of crises, but after putting the ball on the green in 4 strokes, he made a bogey putt from a distance of about 2.2m into the hole, avoiding the worst situation.
“I had an accident on the 10th hole, but I overcame it,” said Woods.
Woods, who finished the카지노 game with 2 under par on his first day, inflated his hopes of passing the cut in the regular tournament, which took place 7 months after The Open in July of last year. He missed the cut in the Open.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who played with Woods, shot a 4 under par 68 to tie for 8th place, and Justin Thomas (USA) finished the first round with a 3 under par 69 and tied for 13th place.
John Rahm (Spain) shot 6-under-par 66 to jump into the competition for the championship by finishing in third place by one stroke in the joint lead group.
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae (25) tied for 27th with Woods by hitting 2 under par 70, and Kim Seong-hyun (25) hit 1 under par up to the 16th hole and tied for 44th. On this day, nine players could not finish the game due to sunset. Remaining matches will be played prior to the start of Round 2 on the second day.
Kim Young-soo, who was invited to this tournament by winning the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis Championship, wrote down an even par up to the 17th hole and tied for 56th with Kim Joo-hyung (21), while Kim Si-woo (28) faltered with a 5-over-par 77 that day. It was pushed to 121st place.