Tiger Woods accomplished something he hasn’t done in 8 years on Thursday

News

The tapestry of Tiger Woods’ career, and how we examine and appreciate his work, constantly lends itself to findings both remarkable and odd. Consider this note from the PGA Tour communication department somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.

Woods, playing in (and hosting) this week’s Genesis Invitational, made an eagle at Riviera’s first hole on Thursday afternoon.

In a vacuum, ostensibly not that impressive: The par 5, despite its tight confines off the tee, is one of the easier holes at the iconic L.A. course.

But in the totality of Woods’ accomplishments, it is quite something.

For it is just the second time in the PGA Tour Shotlink Era (2003), and first since 2012, that Tiger has opened a tournament with an eagle.

For those of you scoring at home, the 2012 WGC-Mexico Championship was then known as the WGC-Cadillac Championship, contested at Doral. Clearly it is an auspicious start for Woods, who has notoriously never won at Riviera. Although Tiger fans should hope 2012 isn’t an omen, as Woods ultimately W/D from Doral that season.

RELATED: TIGER WOODS’ BEST SHORT-GAME TIPS

Articles You May Like

Tiger balloons to 76, says he felt ‘stiff’ at Riviera
Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar are a Hollywood-worthy cast atop the leader board
Koepka joins chorus saying Reed cheated in sand
WGC-Mexico Championship 2020 odds: Rory McIlroy’s a heavy favorite once again
Brooks Koepka makes alarming admission about the state of his knee injury

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *