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Tiger Woods set for Round 1 of Genesis Open after delay


Tiger Woods is finally on the course for Round 1 of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. We’ll be following his round shot by shot below.

Hole No. 1: Par 5, 506 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:33 a.m.): Confident swing with the driver and we’re off and running. Woods finds the fairway no problem and will have a good chance to reach this opening Par-5 in two shots.

APPROACH SHOT (11:41 a.m.): Had to wait a bit for the group ahead to clear the green and isn’t pleased at all with that shot. Just 195 yards out and he sprayed it short and right, not the start he was looking for after a great opening tee shot. Still a good chance to get up-and-down for birdie here.

AROUND THE GREEN:

Pre-round

Genesis Open host Tiger Woods had to wait longer than expected to get things going at Riviera Country Club.

Woods was unable to begin his round Thursday due to a 7-hour rain delay and tees off for Round 1 at 11:32 a.m. ET Friday morning. It will be just his fifth competitive round of 2019 coming off his season debut at the Farmers Insurance Open, where Woods finished strong for a T-20 at Torrey Pines.

This will also make for a lot of golf in a short period of time, with Woods trying to squeeze 72 holes in three days before heading to Mexico for next week’s WGC-Mexico Championship.


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