Genesis Invitational: Tiger Woods produces best performance since car crash as Jon Rahm wins tournament to regain world No. 1 spot
Tiger Woods Played his best golf since vehicle collision In February 2021 he threatened to end his career with a 45th place finish at the Genesis Invitational, as Joan Rahm 2023 for his third PGA Reclaimed World No. 1 spot with Tour win.
it was woods’ First competitive outing since the Open Championship in July 2022 and his first non-major appearance since October 2020.
The 15-time major winner has played sparingly since suffering serious leg injuries in a crash in Southern California, but posted his lowest single-round score on Saturday after crashing en route to a one-under-par finish for the tournament. 67 made.
After his final round, Woods said his goal from now on is to play four majors each year, but he doesn’t expect to “play much more than that.”
“My body and my leg and my back won’t allow me to play any more,” he told CBS. “So last year that was my goal and I was able to play three of the four, and this year, I can hopefully play all four. Because of all my limitations this is going to be my schedule going forward.
“My game is fine. Yes, it’s rust. I made some silly mistakes here and there, and I didn’t pick up the speed of the greens fast enough every day, like I normally would if I was playing.
“But overall, I feel like I hit the ball like I’m hitting it at home. I just had to bring it here where I had to walk from point A to point B and it always had its difficulty. I’m very grateful to my whole team for getting ready every night, every morning, to at least give myself a chance to go out there and play. I was able to do it. ”
Woods added that he hopes to play the Masters in April, the first major of the year and a tournament he has won five times.
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Meanwhile, Rahm continued his excellent form in 2023 to win his 10th career PGA Tour title. Scotty Scheffler Out of the top of the world rankings.
The Spaniard won the final round battle against Max Homma by two shots after posting a final score of 17-under-par, including two birdies in his final five holes.
The victory was Rahm’s fifth in his last nine tournament starts as he continues to play perhaps the best golf of his career.
“It was a tough week and a tough Sunday,” Rahm told CBS. “Max fought there and Patrick [Cantlay] Scared us, so I’m glad I could finally come.
“I’ve never had three PGA Tour wins in one season and to do it so quickly is unbelievable, and to do it on this golf course… I’ve won five of my last nine starts, I’ve never been worse. than the top seven and I’ve already won three tournaments.
“To tell me, to validate anything, right? I’m having the best season of my life, and hopefully, I can keep it going.