By Herschel CaldwellAfter teasing the world he famously said “hello” to 21 years ago and a tepid effort to return to competitive play last fall, Tiger is set to open the curtain on the big stage of PGA Golf. Playing four events in five weeks will give the world an early and definitive view of his health both mental and physical.
One of his stops is a return to his hometown tournament in Los Angeles where he debuted his skills as a 16-year-old world-class amateur. Read the story »
Tiger Woods has committed to another tournament on the PGA Tour schedule. The Genesis Open at the famous Riviera Country Club. Will this be his toughest test in early 2017 before the Masters?
After making his return at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods looks to turn it up a notch. He has committed to playing in the Genesis Open at the legendary Riviera Country Club in 2017.
Riviera is one of the most famous courses in the world, and where Woods played in his first PGA Tour event. It’s also one of the few designs that is dangerous despite not having any water hazards.
“I’m very excited to come back to Riviera and compete in the Genesis Open,” Woods said according to Golf Digest. “This is where it all started for me. It was my first PGA TOUR event. I was 16 years old, I weighed about 105 pounds. It was a life-changing moment for me.”
Woods also looks likely to play in popular tournaments such as the Farmers Insurance Open at the picturesque Torrey Pines and the always fun Waste Management Phoenix Open. Not to remind anxious Woods fans but, Torrey Pines is where he won his last major championship in 2008.
The reason why the commitment to the Genesis Open is interesting is because, Woods’ foundation is the host of the event. Also, Riviera is probably the toughest test he will face early in the season.
Not to mention, it is one of the PGA Tour’s longtime stops and features one of the toughest holes in golf, the famed sixth hole with its bunker on the green. So, in short, if fans want to see a good test, then they’ll have it when Woods tees it up at the Genesis Open.
by Herschel Caldwell