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‘Great For the Game’: Jon Rahm Lauds Tiger Woods’ Courage After His ‘Awesome’ Announcement

Published 02/11/2023, 5:49 AM EST

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Ever since his unfortunate car crash in 2021, Tiger Woods, recently, has been on the course only in a few rare instances. The golf world has been eagerly awaiting his return. The players, too, are extremely excited about it. So, when the likes of Jon Rahm and Jason Day publicly learned this news, their reactions were worthy of a second glance! They certainly could not contain their excitement for the 82-time PGA Tour winner’s return.

Tiger Woods stuns Jon Rahm with his return news

Rumors of Woods’ return to the sport have been floating around of late. Many fans had also claimed that the 15-time major winner would take the course at The Genesis Invitational, which was being hosted by the golf pro’s charity, the TGR Foundation. But all these were still rumors until the legend’s confirmation just hours ago.


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The 82-time PGA Tour champion had tweeted that he would be on the field at the Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Invitational. Although the whole world was instantly aware of this as soon as Woods announced it, the Tour players were not. They were th playing their second round at the Phoenix Open, and hence completely unaware of the big news.


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During the post-round interview, they were then informed about the news, and their reactions were live for all to see. The 9-time PGA Tour winner, Jon Rahm, was certainly awestruck. “He’s playing Riv?” “Nice,” he stated. “Well, I didn’t know, great to hear.” The Spaniard was impressed by Woods’ resolve and inspired that he was back on course even “after all he’s gone through.”

Jason Day and Max Homa are in awe of the golf legend

Jason Day, who ended the round tied for 6th towards the top of the table, was also taken aback by the news. “Oh wow, that’s great,” he said, speechless with surprise. “That’s actually really good news.” Tom Kim, a huge fan of the golf champion, stated, “I think it’s great for the game.” “It’s going to be awesome.”


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Max Homa was also among those informed of the news. He was pleasantly surprised and stated that the pros might just have to carry the former world number one up and down the course. “Which no one would mind,” he stated candidly. “It’s awesome; I’m really glad he’s back.”

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The PGA Tour stars were immensely and wholeheartedly glad that their idol was returning. Even though it meant that they would face more competition, they only cared about his well-being. That’s the kind of inspiring opponent Woods was.

Are you as excited as these players and Woods’ fans for his return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.



Sheldon Pereira

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Sheldon is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is a business graduate from Christ University with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He also has experience as a Senior Audit Associate at an MNC, but his love for writing drove him towards his dream, and he switched careers.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui