The golfer enjoys a resurgence as his ball ends up in a fan
Tiger Woods: The First Major Four-Loop Winner since Jon Rahm’s Event and he’ll play next-to-leading Order
Woods went on to save par after receiving a free ball drop. He hit an eagle on his first hole, his first since 2020.
The fan said that nobody knows where the hit went after all of a sudden. I looked and there was a piece of clothing that I had wrapped around my neck and then a ball fell out of my pocket.
He ended the round with an impressive four-under 67, shooting three birdies and an eagle for his best round of the week and the third-lowest score of the day.
Woods missed the cut by a shot after a second-round 74, his first missed cut since last year’s PGA Championship where he withdrew before the final round.
Woods has been out of competition for two years as he battles to recover from serious leg injuries he sustained in a car accident.
He will play in his first official tournament since The Open in July and his first non-major PGA tour event since the ZOZO Championship in October 2020.
We will see how I recover from the full tournament and we will revisit everything at a later date. I haven’t done this in some time. I haven’t done it in a while, since I did it at The Open Championship. Maybe the body will feel better later next week. Recovering will be enjoyable right now.
The 15-time major winner is one shot off the lead and in 12th place at the tournament. The 47-year-old will be playing the final round on Sunday.
He’s had a bad week in California. He apologized if he offended anyone after giving fellow golfer Justin Thomas a prophylactic during the first round.
Tiger Woods was the best golfer since his car accident in February 2021, and he played his best golf in a couple of years as Jon Rahm regained the world’s top ranking.
The 15-time major winner has played sparingly since sustaining serious leg injuries in the crash in Southern California, but shot his lowest single round score – 67 on Saturday – since the crash en route to finishing one-under-par for the tournament.
Following his final round, Woods said his goal from now on is to play the four majors every year, but he doesn’t expect “to play too much more than that.”
He told CBS that he won’t be able to play much more than that anymore because of his body and back. I had a goal last year of playing all four and I was able to play three of them. That is going to be my schedule going forward because of all of the limitations I have.
“My game is fine. Yeah, it is rusty. I made some silly mistakes here and there, and I didn’t quite pick up the speed of the greens each and every day fast enough, like I normally would if I was playing.
I think I have hit the ball at home. I just had to bring it out here where I had to walk from point A to point B and that was always the difficulty of it. I am just so thankful for all my team for getting me ready each and every night, morning, to at least give myself a chance to go out there and play. I was able to do it.”
Rahm wins the 10th PGA Tour in 2023 and Scottie Scheffler off the top heavily beaten by Homa
Meanwhile, Rahm continued his stunning form in 2023 to win the 10th PGA Tour title of his career and knock Scottie Scheffler off the top of the world rankings.
The Spaniard was two shots back of Max Homa going into the final round, but came back to shoot 17-under-par and win by two shots.
There were a lot of tough days and a tough Sunday, according to an interview with CBS. “Max battled out there and Patrick [Cantlay] gave us a scare, so I’m just glad I could come through at the end.
“I’ve never had three PGA Tour wins in a season and to do it this early on is incredible, and to do it at this golf course … I’ve won five out of my last nine starts, I haven’t finished worse than top seven and I’ve won three tournaments already.