The par 5 1st hole. Tiger Woods’ (47) driver’s tee shot advanced 316 yards and stopped in the rough. 190 yards remaining. 바카라 Woods put his second shot close to the bunker around the green. The ball stopped 3 yards past the hole. Eagle lightly. It was the best scene of Woods’ third round.
In the 3rd round of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars), where Woods participated in 7 months, he tied 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 1 bogey to hit 4 under par 67. Woods attacked 9 out of 14 fairways and 12 out of 18 greens, and recorded an average tee shot distance of 306.4 yards.
Woods, who was worried about missing the cut after the 2nd round, recorded the 3rd best performance in the 3rd round (Denny McCarthy 7 under par 64, John Rahm 6 under par 65), recording an interim total of 3 under par 210 and tied for 58. From the top, he raised his ranking significantly to a tie for 26th.
Woods’ third round performance on this day is the lowest score in a round since he recorded a 4 under par 68 at the Masters in November 2020. He looks for his first top-25 finish since January 2020, when he finished in a tie for 9th at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Matthias Schwab (Australia), who played with Woods and Christian Bezuidenhaut (South Africa), said that he was surprised by Woods’ distance.
“I talked to Chris about it, and it was pretty amazing how Woods got the ball farther than us on almost every hole,” he said.
Woods was seriously injured in a major car accident in February 2021. In particular, he underwent surgery to break his right leg and ankle, but it is known that he is still suffering from aftereffects.
This day’s propaganda is seen as a positive sign that Woods’ health has improved considerably.
Woods’ caddy Joe LaCava said, “The most encouraging thing is that the right leg, ankle, and foot, which underwent surgery, endured the stress of playing golf for four consecutive days (including the opening pro-am event).” Woods walked all 18 holes of the pro-am on Wednesday, playing 16 of them.
If the 4th round of this tournament is played without any problems, Woods will complete the 4th round of one PGA Tour tournament in about 10 months since the Masters Tournament (47th place) in April of last year.
However, Woods said that it is not yet known whether he will participate in the Masters, the first major tournament of the season to be held at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia from April 6 to 9.