Tiger Woods Headlines Star Studded Genesis Open At Riviera Country Club

Lynette Rowe
February 14, 2018

DJ chalked up losing to journeyman Ted Potter Jr.by three shots as "just one of those days" when things weren't going his way. In the midst of his latest comeback, Woods, whose charitable foundation is tied to the event, is coming off a promising tie for 23rd at Torrey Pines.

His scheduled return in 2017 was foiled by yet more back trouble.

During the flight, Thomas asked Woods when he played in the tournament as an amateur. Also, with length being a path to success at Riviera in the past, SG: Off the Tee will also be important in determining strong golfers for our lineups. This year's Waste Management Phoenix Open, where he missed the cut with rounds of 74-70, was his first PGA TOUR start since the John Deere Classic in August 2016, the final event of his medical extension following surgery.

"I'm trying to win a tournament (and) I'm sure they feel the same way but hey it's winning time". He finished 3-under and T-23 at the Farmers Insurance Open last month.

Thomas, the reigning PGA Tour player of the year, is among several players who were getting seriously hooked on golf about the time Woods was winning tournaments at a rate never seen.

And as at Torrey, he was careful to temper expectations.

"He said that was the year before I was born. I'm trying to get through that process, go through that process, get to that point". It also has deep Hollywood roots, from being featured in films such as Follow The Sun, The Caddy and Pat and Mike, to including a membership that is a who's-who of the biggest box office names from the past hundred years. This event Phil ranks second in all-time money earned and has played it 16 times.

"I got a little frustrated that I didn't win because I felt like I should have", said the generally laid back Johnson. "I was telling JT (Thomas) last night when we were flying out here that it's interesting that I'm making little subtle changes in my posture and my game and my swing because I'm starting to understand my body a little bit more with this back".

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Tournament play is the key, Woods said.

"I'm sorry, but that put things into perspective for me really fast", Woods said with a laugh. The greens have gotten more pin locations than I remember, they've added a few sections around here.

However, Woods acknowledged that he was leery of a physical setback that could derail his plans for a Masters campaign in April.

Last year, Lee made just two starts apiece on the Web.com Tour and Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada.

"All three of us are excited about playing with one another in this event, and I am looking forward to the challenge of not just competing against those guys but competing against the other guys in the field".

"I listened", Thomas said.

Unlike last week at Pebble Beach, driver is needed or can give an advantage on many holes this week at Riviera.

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