After claiming his third U.S. Amateur title, Woods left college and turned professional on August 29, 1996. Playing as a pro in eight PGA events in 1996, he won two titles and was named the PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year.
Tiger Woods made his first appearance in the 2022 PGA Tour season at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. Woods has plenty of memories at the Genesis Open, as it was his first PGA Tour event, back in 1992. He appeared at the event as an amateur.
Woods said, “And the rule was you play until you lost your ball. And so I end up playing one day I think I was like 15 or 16 holes in the dark . But playing in the dark was one of the greatest memories I’ve ever had with my dad.”
Some of the biggest names tee it up this week at the Genesis Invitational like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson as well as Jon Rahm. While Tiger will be present at the event, he won’t be teeing up as he is still recovering from his accident earlier last year.