Kim Joo-hyung (21) welcomed Tiger Woods (USA), the emperor of golf, to return to the field and expressed his desire to play with him. World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA), 3rd place John Rahm (Spain), Max Homa (USA), Jason Day (Australia), etc. Dollar), they all welcomed the news, saying, “It’s a good thing.” 스포츠토토
Woods announced the news of his return on the official SNS on the 11th. It has been seven months since Woods’ official participation in the 150th The Open Championship last year (July), and it is the first regular PGA Tour tournament since the 2020 JoJo Championship (October). Sponsored by Hyundai Motor Company and hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation, the Genesis Invitational is the 3rd special tournament designated by the PGA Tour this year, and almost all top ranked players, including world No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), participate.
Two days after finishing the event as the organizer of the 2021 Genesis Invitational, Woods suffered a fatal accident in a Los Angeles suburb where his SUV drove off the road and overturned. It is the first time in three years since 2020 that Woods will participate in this tournament as a player.
Players’ expressions brightened when they heard the news of Woods’ participation in the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open in the middle of the second round. American daily USA Today and sports magazine Sports Illustrated (SI) said, “The moment Kim Joo-hyung heard the news of Woods’ return, like all other players, his face instinctively brightened and his eyes widened.” It would be nice if I could catch it,” he conveyed his hope.
Scotty Scheffler, who took the lead in the second round, said, “I didn’t know about Woods’ return plan, and I found out today for the first time. It’s good that he’s coming to the tournament next week.”
Max Homa, who won his second season at the Fortinet Championship before the 2022-2023 season opener and at the Farmers Insurance Open earlier this month, said, “I knew Woods was going to play mainly in major tournaments, but it is surprising that he is appearing in the PGA Tour regular tournament.” “It’s an honor for all of us,” said Jon Rahm. When he participates, tournaments always shine even more,” he said, “I hope Woods, who has won 83 wins on the PGA Tour and strives to win major tournaments, plays comfortably and does well.”