90cm ‘Perfect Shot’ from 191 Yards… Woods Grabs Eagle and Moves Up 32 Steps in Ranking
- on Feb 19, 2023
The second shot, which was hit with 191 yards left on the par-5, 10th hole, curved to the right and flew, fell to the green, 토토사이트 and rolled toward the hole. The cheers in the gallery grew, and the ball, which almost went in, stopped 90cm from the side past the hole.
This shot hit by Tiger Woods (USA), the ‘Emperor of Golf’, did not lead to an Albatross, but it was a perfect strategy and he recorded an eagle and reduced 2 strokes at once.
Woods made a birdie to one eagle in the third round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of $20 million) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, California on the 19th (Korean time). He pulled out three and blocked the bogey with one, hitting a 3-under-par 68. Woods, who recorded an interim total of 3 under par 210 with only the fourth round left, raised the ranking to a tie for 26th.
Woods, who appeared in a regular tournament for the first time since the Open in July last year, faltered with a 3-over-par 74 in the second round, narrowly passing the cut. Even when the second round was finished first the day before, the game was stopped due to sunset without a confirmation of passing the cut. After all the remaining games were finished, the ranking was tied for 58th, advancing to the finals and playing for four days.
It is the first time in nine months that Woods has passed the cut in a PGA Tour event since the PGA Championship in May last year. However, he withdrew due to poor physical condition before the third round and could not play until the last day.
If Woods, who played 54 holes until the 3rd round in this tournament, plays the last 4 rounds without difficulty, he will complete the 4th round of 72 holes in about 10 months since the Masters (tied for 47th) in April of last year.
If it is the performance of the day, there is a high possibility of raising the ranking in the remaining 4 rounds.
On this day, Woods ranked 13th overall with a fairway hit rate of 64.29%, 9th with a green hit rate of 66.67%, and 33rd overall with an average number of putts on the green of 1.70. The average tee shot distance was 309.2 yards, and the maximum distance was 332 yards. Compared to the fairway hit rate of 35.71% and the green hit rate of 50% the previous day, the performance improved noticeably.
There is a growing possibility that the number 1 spot in the men’s golf world rankings will change again.
World No. 3 John Ram (Spain) hit 15 under par 198 strokes until this day, rising to the sole lead, 3 strokes ahead of No. 2 Max Homa (USA).
The winner of this tournament will receive 67 world ranking points. If Rahm wins, he can overtake Scotty Scheffler (USA), who became world number one last week, and become the new owner of the throne. Schaeffler remains tied for 15th (5 under par 208 strokes) until the third round.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who is ranked second in the world, also lost two strokes on the day and was tied for 18th (4 under par, 209 strokes).
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae (25) and Kim Joo-hyung (21) were tied for 45th (1 under par, 212 strokes), and Kim Seong-hyun (25) was tied for 55th (even par, 213 strokes).