‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) will participate in the Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars), a PGA Tour event to be held next week.
On the 11th (Korean time), Woods said on his SNS, “I am ready to participate in the Genesis Invitational next week.” This marks Woods’ first non-major PGA Tour appearance since the 2020 Zozo Championship. Including major tournaments, this is the first time since the Open in July last year.
Woods laid out the basic plans for his 2023 competition schedule during the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last December. Woods said that he plans to play mainly in the four major tournaments, but has expressed his intention to play in one or two more tournaments. 스포츠토토
The Genesis Invitational, sponsored by Hyundai Motor Company, is held at the Riviera Country Club near Los Angeles. It is also the third high-level tournament to be promoted this year following the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the WM Phoenix Open. The total prize money is 20 million dollars (approximately 25.37 billion won), and the winning prize is 3.6 million dollars (4.56 billion won).
Woods has a connection with his first PGA Tour match through this tournament in 1992, when he was 16 years old. However, it is also a tournament that Woods, who won 82 victories on the PGA Tour, has never won. Woods also got into a major car accident after this tournament two years ago, putting his player’s life on the verge of being interrupted.
Woods’ current world ranking has dropped to 1283. This is because he did not play after withdrawing from The Open in July last year. At the time he won the 2020 JoJo Championship, his world ranking was 41st. Woods’ performance at the 2020 Genesis Invitational was 68th alone.