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Tiger Woods stays humble as comeback continues

14 February, 2018, 18:16 | Author: Carla Brady
  • 14-time major champion Tiger Woods

Woods is aware that he will not be in contention for victory at the Genesis Open in the Riviera Country Club come Sunday (18 February) but is using the tournament to build fitness and get back to his best for the rest of the campaign.

A T5 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open followed by T2 at Pebble Beach represent his first back-to-back top fives on the PGA Tour since 2013. Still, they represent two of the four top-10 players in the field this week. Live coverage begins on Thursday from 2.30pm on Sky Sports Golf and 4pm on Sky Sports Main Event. "I'll start worrying about Augusta the week after match play ends". He said the only thing sore following the event were his feet - because he wasn't used to walking a long course for four consecutive days. So although I'm not going to be with the longest guys out here, I'm in the top third again and I feel like I can compete from there. "This is just a golf course that you get excited to go and play".

Johnson, who predicted Tiger would make the cut this week, took note of the Big Cat's woes with his big dog. "Now I'm playing against him and trying to beat him, instead of watching on TV and rooting for him".

"I just don't know if he wants to see that", DJ jokingly added about Tiger, who will be making his second official PGA Tour start after returning to competition three weeks ago following multiple back surgeries.

Reading the tea leaves and understanding how much Woods needs competitive rounds to ramp up for the Masters, which would be his first start in a major championship since the 2015 PGA Championship, it would be a minor upset if he doesn't play Honda.

McIlroy and Thomas are the last two winners of the FedEx Cup, the PGA Tour's Order of Merit, while 14-time Major victor Woods of course needs little introduction.

"I'm sorry, but that really put things in perspective really fast", Woods said Tuesday at the Genesis Open.




The 14-time Major victor (42) was outgunned by seven shots by McIlroy when they were last paired together in the final round of the 2015 Masters.

I'll also go the front six of the betting for my next pick.

"I'm starting to understand my body a little bit more with this back that's different than it used to be", he said. "I've never played against Tiger when he's been the unbeatable Tiger".

Another unique feature of Riviera Country Club's 92-year-old course is its abundance of Eucalyptus trees. Thomas relayed to Woods that was year before he was born. A lot of that is me because I got hurt and didn't play. In addition to strong course history, Johnson is now toting great form as he's finished first or second in all three of his early-season starts.

Thomas Pieters was last year's runner-up to Dustin Johnson at this event, and he seems underpriced this weekend based on his talent.

"He's just a great kid, he really is".

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