Tiger Woods Rumors: Comeback Faces Vexing Uncertainty Yet Again; Genesis Open Confusion Moulds Doubts

Published 01/24/2024, 7:54 PM EST

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Is Tiger Woods not returning to the game in February? It seems that the golfer has still yet to confirm his appearance at the Genesis Invitational, which is set to kick off next month from February 15th to the 18th. This comes as a surprise to many since last year, in December during the Hero World Challenge, the legend had divulged his plans to play in a single tournament per month.

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TWLEGION, a fan page dedicated to the Hall of Famer, shared a post on their X (formerly known as Twitter) handle. The tweet discloses how Woods has not “formally committed” to the tournament despite mentioning how he’d take part in the same in his Nike goodbye post. Although he still “hasn’t confirmed it,” the tourney host is still “assumed” to play.

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The 82X PGA Tour champ when he made his comeback after 7 months at the Albany Golf Course, had revealed his plans for the next season. He divulged how he would probably “start with maybe at Genesis and something in March, near the Players,” all the while dubbing “a tournament a month” as the “best scenario” for the upcoming season. Moreover, the biggest events of the PGA Tour being one per month have undoubtedly led to the golfer taking such a decision while keeping his health in mind.

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What’s more, the 15X major champ had, during his split with Swoosh, shared a post on his social media handles. Although the crux of the updates mentioned the partnership with his brand, Mr.T had ended the same with the line, “See you in LA!” Well, that does point to the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club.

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The professional had decided to play in a limited number of events owing to his health condition. Back in December, he had mentioned how “a lot of things are aching” other than his ankle. Nevertheless, adding on, he disclosed how he was slowly recovering while “working out hard… training every day.” Inspiring, isn’t it?!

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Anyhow, coming to the tournament, the signature event hosted by Woods would witness a 36-hole cut with the champion being awarded 20% of the total prize pool which is a whopping $4 million. Moreover, it would also award OWGR points to the winner. This would undoubtedly propel the Jupiter native to a better ranking on the board, where he currently stays at No.882. In the end, the fans will surely be awaiting his first 2024 appearance on the greens!

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Allan Abe

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My search for happiness eventually led me, Allan Abe, to the hallways of ES after dabbling in different fields. Following my childhood passion for the sport and coupling it with my passion for writing, the role of a golf writer was the perfect career path and has been more than a fruitful one. Through the live coverage and in-depth analysis of the lives of big stars like Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm, I have put to use all my journalistic-accolade-winning experience, from state-wide events to college competitions, to give the reader a great story with every piece.
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