Tiger Woods playing cards birdie triad for strong 1st-round end at Genesis


Tiger Woods is connected for twenty 7th by 18 openings on the 2023 Genesis Invitational. Submit Photo by Kyle Rivas/UPI | Certificate Photo

Feb. 17 (UPI) — Tiger Woods finished his very first hostile golf round because July with 3 successive birdies, jumping to inside placing range of the leaders on the 2023 Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Woods was 1-over the same level by 15 openings within the very first round Thursday at Riviera Area Subscription. He after that birdies Nos. 16, 17 as well as 18 to full 2-under as well as ideal into a 17-way connection for twenty 7th location. He’s 5 pictures behind co-leaders Max Homa as well as Keith Mitchell, that have actually been 7-under by their very first 18 openings. Commercial

“The atmosphere was doubtful,” Woods suggested the PGA Trip. “The people have actually been extremely encouraging. They have actually been merely applauding everybody on, which behaved.

“I struck strike some great pictures, last but not least, as well as made some great putts. Though I had an incident on No. 10, I utilized to be with the ability of fight once again as well as obtain it going. It was an enjoyable end.”


John Rahm (-6), Matt Kuchar (-5), Collin Morikawa (-5) as well as Harris English (-5) are amongst the numerous Prime 5 entering into the 2nd round, which can embark on at 9:40 a.m. EST Friday. The suit will certainly run by Sunday.

Woods last carried out on the British Open, the location he missed out on the third-round minimize in July in St. Andrews, Scotland. He took the extensive lack to handle a foot damages, nonetheless remains to be managing sticking around once again as well as leg factors.

“There’ll come a time the location I can refrain from doing that any longer, nonetheless correct currently I truly seem like I however can,” Woods mentioned.

Woods, 47, birdied the 507-yard very first space to start his perform at Riviera. He made the same level on 6 of his succeeding 8 openings on the entry 9. Woods carded a bogey on No. 4 as well as another birdie on No. 8 to hold a 1-under to the No. 10 tee area.

He had a hard time to start the once again 9, with a bogey on No. 10 as well as No. 12. Woods made the same level on Nos. 11, 13, 14 as well as 15. He after that came close to the tee area on No. 16, a 166-yard the same level 3. Woods utilized a straighten out of the tee area for a 166-yard opening shot, which jumped, rolled as well as quit around 5 lawns from the opening. He after that sank his putt to reach also par.


Woods embraced that putt with a 322-yard tee shot on No. 17, a 598-yard the same level 5. He after that slapped another flashed of the environment-friendly. That 297-yard approach struck landed concerning 95 toes from the opening. Woods struck his succeeding shot almost 78 lawns, concerning 23 toes from the opening.

He after that drained pipes an extensive right-to-left putt to jump beneath the same level.

Woods slapped another 300-plus backyard flashed of the tee area on No. 18. He after that struck a 150-yard shot onto the unskilled. Woods finished the round with a 7-foot putt, which went down right into the left lip of the mug.

Mitchell made 8 birdies by his very first 18 openings. Homa carded 7 first-round birdies.

Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 individual within the Authorities Globe Golf Ranking, was 1-under as well as connected for forty 4th by 18 at Riviera. No. 2 Rory McIlory (-4) is connected the 7th. No. 3 Jon Rahm (-6) is 3rd.

Second-round security will certainly broadcast from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday on PGA Scenic Tour Dwell. Television security will certainly broadcast from 4 to 8 p.m. on Golf Network as well as stream on the similar time on Peacock.


Third-round security will certainly broadcast from 1 to 3 p.m. on Golf Network as well as from 3 to 7 p.m. on CBS. Closing-round security will certainly broadcast from 1 to 3 p.m. on Golf Network as well as from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on CBS.

Woods will certainly embark on within the 2nd round together with McIlroy as well as Justin Thomas at 3:04 p.m. Friday at Riviera.