Woods, the record in the viewfinder

PRESENTATION – Since his 82nd victory in Japan last October, each presence of Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour has been synonymous with a possible record. If successful this week in Los Angeles, he would erase co-owner Sam Snead from the shelves. The whole world, including Rory McIlroy, the new No. 1, will try to block his way.

Three weeks after taking ninth place in the Farmers Insurance Open won by Australian Marc Leishman, Tiger Woods is back on the PGA Tour. And not just anywhere. Host of the Genesis Invitational via its Foundation, the Tiger maintains very close relations with the Riviera Country Club and its par 71 of 6,695 meters. It was in fact here in Pacific Palisades, a very upscale residential area of ​​Los Angeles (California), that he played his first tournament on the US Circuit at the beginning of 1992. At just 16 years old. Admittedly, he had not crossed the cut but the future master of world golf has always sworn to return to lift the trophy. The ace.

Two second places in 98 and 99

Curiously, he never won here despite two second places in 1998 (playoff loss to Billy Mayfair) and 1999 (two shots behind Ernie Els). Last year, in the midst of a resurrection after a failed cut in 2018, Woods settled for a top 20 (15th). This week, he will always be the man to follow. And for good reason. Since his victory in Japan at the ZOZO Championship on October 27, he has joined Sam Snead, then the only holder of the record of victories on the PGA Tour with 82 successes. If he wins on Sunday, he will erase his legendary “tenant” from the shelves.

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