Tiger Woods (48, USA) showed a satisfactory response by performing his best play after a car accident in the 3rd round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars). 토토사이트
In the 3rd round of the tournament held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, California on the 19th (Korean time), Woods tied 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 1 bogey, hitting 4 under par 67. This is the best score Woods, who returned after suffering a major car accident near Los Angeles two years ago, played 12 rounds.
Woods, who recorded a total of 3 under par 210 strokes over the three days, greatly improved his ranking from a tie for 58th the previous day to a tie for 26th.
After finishing the third round, Woods said, “Today’s play was better,” and “I am satisfied with the putting that caught my ankle yesterday. I’ve been playing good drives the past three days and I’m playing the irons the way I like them. I only played putting, hoping that it would be better than yesterday.”
Two years ago, Woods was in a car accident that shattered the bones in his right leg and ankle. In April of last year, a year and two months after the accident, he returned to the Masters and succeeded in completing the 4th round, and a month later he also passed the cut at the PGA Championship. However, because of the chilly weather in the third round, he shot a 9-over-par 79 and withdrew due to poor condition. This tournament is the first PGA Tour return tournament in seven months after being eliminated from the Open Championship cut in July last year.
Woods, who caught the first birdie from the first hole, the 10th hole (par 4), caught a 7m birdie at the fringe of the 14th hole (par 3), and then showed off the ceremony by lifting the putter in his left hand over his head.
In the second half of the 1st hole (par 5), his second shot with a 5-iron left 191 yards, hit the front of the green, rolled toward the pin and stopped 90cm away. Thanks to this shot that almost turned into an albatross, Woods caught a tap-in eagle. “It was the best I’ve ever played,” he said.
Afterwards, Woods, who added a birdie in the 5th hole (par 4) and reduced 5 strokes, made a bogey by mistake of not getting his second shot to the green in the 7th hole (par 4). This part was the only regret.
Although there is a whopping 12 strokes difference with John Lam (Spain, 15 under par), who is the sole leader, Woods promised to do his best to play the final round to get as close as possible to the lead. In the final round on the 20th, he will complete 72 holes 10 months after last year’s Masters and the second time since a car accident.
Many are looking forward to returning to the Masters, the first major tournament of the season that opens in early April, as well as participating in one more tournament before the Masters. But Woods said, “I don’t know. For now, I will focus on recovering for the final round. I’ll play all four rounds and see how I recover.”
On the other hand, on this day, a good story about Woods was also conveyed. On the gallery stand behind the green on the 17th hole, a young fan named Madeleine Quinn was holding a poster that read “My Bucket List.” On that poster, ▲Heart transplant ▲Meeting Woods ▲Play in Augusta were written.
According to CBS course commentator Colt Nost, Woods walked over to the girl, put a checkmark in front of the Meet Woods item, and handed the little girl a hand-signed pair of gloves. The girl also gave Woods a high-five as he left the 17th hole. She couldn’t contain her delight as the girl gave Woods her glove and gave her a high-five.
The girl, Quinn, who was born with a weak heart, has already undergone three heart surgeries. In one of those cases, he performed surgery on her when he was just two years old. Her heart transplant was already ticked off.