“The goal is to win.”
Tiger Woods (USA), the “golf emperor” returning to the US Professional Golf (PGA) tour stage after 7 months, expressed in a strong tone that he participated to win the championship.
Woods will participate in the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) to be held on the 17th (Korean time) at the Riviera CC (par 71) in Palisades, California, USA. At an official press conference held on the 15th, two days before the opening of the tournament, Woods announced his determination, saying, “My goal is to win the tournament.”
He continued, “If I thought I couldn’t beat the players here and win, I wouldn’t have participated,” and showed strong confidence, saying, “It was rusted a lot, but I peeled off the rust.”
Woods participated in this competition in 2021 and was seriously injured in a car accident, and had a difficult time with treatment and rehabilitation. Apart from shot practice, Woods has been strengthening his right leg while walking on the sandy beach in Florida, where he lives. The problem is the right ankle. After each round, Woods plans to closely monitor the condition of his right ankle and proceed with the game. 바카라
Woods competed with his son Charlie at the PNC Championship, a two-day event last December. Because of the uncomfortable leg, the play was done by riding a cart. Woods, who entered the press conference with an uncomfortable gait, also expressed his grievance, saying, “It is still difficult to walk around all four rounds because my legs do not have enough strength.” Still, “My legs are much better than last year. It’s hard every day, but I’m getting stronger and better.”
He said, “The time will come sooner or later when I can no longer compete for the championship, but it is still too early to play the role of a public relations ambassador after appearing in the competition.” “My DNA is not like that. I was in the race to win,” he stressed.
In the first and second rounds, Woods plays together with his favorite juniors Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Justin Thomas (USA).