Tiger Woods, After Stumbling at Riviera, Plans to Come Right Back
“I’m starting to come back, and it’s going to take a little time,” Woods said after bowing
out of his second PGA Tour event since April, when he had his latest surgery.
At the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines last month, he made his first cut since
August 2015, finishing tied for 23rd after playing each round at par or better.
“That really put things in perspective,” Woods, 42, told the news media on Tuesday, before referring
to his other playing partner in the opening two rounds as “a great kid.” Rory McElroy is 28.
He was introduced to spectators ringing the first tee as the “tournament host,” with his company operating the event
and his foundation, geared toward educating low-income youth, serving as its beneficiary
“He’s still trying to figure things out with his equipment.”
After tinkering with his driver over the three weeks since he rejoined the tour, Woods was especially errant off the tee.
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Justin Thomas, 24, hitched a ride last week on Tiger Woods’s private plane to the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club.