Report: Tiger Playing Genesis Open at Riviera


 

After playing 72 healthy holes of golf at the Hero World Challenge earlier this month, there was one lingering question that hung in the air around Albany Golf Club: where will Tiger Woods tee it up next?

 

Despite multiple inquiries that week, Woods stuck to the script saying that he and his team would sit down in the coming weeks to put together a schedule that allows him to simultaneously keep his form while not overdoing it.

 

A few dates seemed possible given Tiger’s past schedules as well as his affiliations with the events, but on Saturday news broke that he would be pegging it at the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club on Feb. 15-18. 

Golfweek.com had the scoop.

Tiger Woods will play the Genesis Open, Feb. 15-18 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Golfweek has learned.

A source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Woods’ plans. The source was not authorized to speak publicly.

Twenty-six years after he played as an amateur in the 1992 L.A. Nissan Open at Riviera, Woods will be teeing it up again as part of his latest comeback effort. That return began in earnest two weeks ago at the Hero World Challenge, where Woods finished in a tie for ninth place in the 18-man field, It was Woods’ first full 72-hole event in 15 months.

Woods is gearing up for the 2018 Masters. The return to Augusta will be his first major since the 2015 PGA Championship, where he closed out a streak of three consecutive missed cuts in majors. His full tournament schedule in the run up to the 2018 Masters is not yet known.

The Tiger Woods Foundation serves as the Genesis Open host organization. It also supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., a 35,000 square foot educational workshop that focuses on grade-school students.

 

[Golfweek.com

 

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