Event host Tiger Woods ‘little bit busy’ pulling double obligation at Genesis
LOS ANGELES – Between his World Problem and now the Genesis Invitational, Tiger Woods has had loads of observe as a match host/competitor. However that doesn’t make the twin function any simpler.
To kick off match week – and an occasion that includes 9 of the highest 10 gamers on the earth – Woods confronted off towards Bubba Watson within the second annual Celeb Cup. Captaining A-listers like Alex Rodriguez, Chris Pratt and Larry Fitzgerald proved to be good enjoyable, particularly in victory, however it additionally set the tone for every week that’s been busier than most.
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On Tuesday, Woods met with the media and attended different features, eschewing observe time on the course for a day of relaxation and restoration. And in addition to, he’d get in 18 holes Wednesday in the course of the pro-am – however solely after a 10-minute warmup in chilly situations earlier than his 6:40 a.m. begin time.
So, evidently: “I haven’t had an entire lot of time to observe this week,” he stated. “I’ve been somewhat bit busy.”
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Although he striped it within the pro-am, Woods stated that he was making an attempt to “piece it collectively” on the vary Thursday and solely began shaping photographs once more towards the tip of his session.
“I used to be simply making an attempt to get a pleasant motion sample,” he stated, “and I used to be in a position to begin feeling that. I stated, ‘Hey, simply maintain this factor occurring the entrance 9.’”
And beginning out, Woods seemed pretty much as good as ever. He eagled the primary gap, from 25 toes, after which stuffed brief irons to three toes on Nos. 5 and eight, delivering 31 and sitting simply three photographs off the lead.
BY Samantha Marks
— February 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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Solely on the again 9 did his swing begin to unravel. He sprayed his tee shot into the bushes on 11, resulting in a layup and a par. He missed the inexperienced on 12 and couldn’t convert the 6-footer for par. A gap later, he hit a fast hook off the tee and scrambled for par. Similar on 15, after one other wild miss left.
The par-5 17th was arduous work, too, after he drove into the correct fairway bunker, had 192 yards for his third shot and dripped in a 5-footer for par. On 18, he hit a depraved slice into the eucalyptus bushes. Compelled to punch out, Woods smashed his membership onto the cart path in frustration, understanding that he was doubtless headed for a bogey and a 2-under 69 that would have been so a lot better.
BY Tiger Tracker
— February 13, 2020 at 8:20 PM
Tiger Tracker’s ideas after strolling a full loop at Riviera and watching Woods set the place ablaze early solely to falter down the stretch en path to a 2-under 69.
“Hopefully I can hit it pretty much as good (Friday) as I did on that entrance 9 to provide myself various seems for the whole 18 holes, not simply 9 holes,” he stated.
Woods answered solely seven questions from the press earlier than heading towards the clubhouse. His second spherical begins early, at 7:16 a.m., and it was time, as soon as once more, to show into the match host.