Genesis Invitational: Will Tiger Woods claim 83rd PGA Tour win?
It would be somewhat fitting if PGA Tour history could be made by Tiger Woods this week in a tournament and venue that has eluded him more than any other.
The South California occasion, live on Sky Sports, provides Woods’ using his most recent chance to register a 83rd PGA Tour name and overtake.
Many called Woods’ victory complete would end at 79 following an injury-plagued few years saw him undergo back surgery four days and fall beyond the world’s leading 1,000 between 2013 and 2018, only for him to end a five-and-a-half-year winless streak by registering three wins in a 14-month period.
A comeback win in the 2018 Tour Championship plus also a momentous 15th major title in the Masters was subsequently followed by further success in the inaugural Zozo Championship in October, together with the entire world No 6 currently having the opportunity to add a brand new tournament and path to his long list of honours.
Woods has a special affinity with Riviera Country Club since earning his PGA Tour debut if a declared himself during the 1992 competition.
The former world No1 has returned because, despite 14th in the contest’s history and not reaching the winner’s group at Riviera, with his look his third in as many decades.
Woods’ TGR Foundation took over as championship hosts in 2016 and his legacy at the case is unquestionable, even though it stays the course where he’s left the most competitive appearances.
After missing the cut in his two appears when it had been held at a venue in 1998, Woods never completed outside the top-20 within his following eight visits to Riviera and endured the loss of his PGA Tour career.
Woods’ finished two strokes behind Ernie Els at tied-second a year later in 1999, once the tournament returned to Riviera, however has neglected to enroll better than the usual finish and was conquered by Billy Mayfair in Valencia Country Club since.
Even the 44-year-old missed the cut at his return into the event in 2018 – with skipped the championship since 2006 – then ended eight strokes back into tied-15th last calendar year, since JB Holmes maintained a one-shot win over Justin Thomas, together with Woods now bidding to make more golfing history in his boyhood state.
Woods is a portion of the season’s most powerful area up to now from Los Angeles, in which nine of the world’s best 10 set to feature, together with the golf world watching on to determine whether he could assert that evasive Riviera breakthrough.
Watch the Genesis Invitational live on Sky Sports. Live coverage starts on Thursday with Featured Groups from 2.45pm Sky Sports Golf along with Sky Sports Main Event.