Woods aims to reverse Riviera fortunes


After Ted Potter Jr.'s upset victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last weekend, the PGA Tour moves south down the California coast to Riviera Country Club for the final week of the West Coast swing.

Tiger Woods continues to play down expectations as his return from back surgery takes its next step at the Genesis Open.

The golf legend will get another chance at the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles this week, marking his second PGA tournament this season.

Woods finished joint 23rd at Torrey Pines and the way he got around the course was encouraging, especially considering he missed the cut at the same event in 2017 when his back betrayed him and then withdrew after one round the next week in Dubai and was out until December. Although he's likely to be highly-owned in tournaments, he's the top overall play on the board.

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Lee was successful in a second consecutive Monday qualifier as he tries to work his way back to the PGA TOUR.

The par-3 14th is a key hole on the course and one of the best spots on the property to watch the tournament thanks to the Genesis Lounge, which combines comfort and luxury with great views of the golf (make sure to arrive early to pick your spot). Live coverage begins on Thursday from 2.30pm on Sky Sports Golf and 4pm on Sky Sports Main Event.

"I think that all three of us are excited about playing with one another in this event, and I'm looking forward to the challenge of not only competing against those guys but competing against the rest of the guys in the field". "I've always played well around here", said Casey after his near-miss.

"But also, I don't want to play too much".

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Nevertheless, there was an echo of the fiery competitor who once seemed certain to eclipse Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles when Woods talked about contending with today's rising stars.

"Eventually, I'd like to win tournaments, " Woods said.

Justin Thomas hasn't produced his best stuff consistently this season despite flashes of brilliance and course form of 39-54-41 suggests there will be better opportunities down the line to play him.

Woods opened his 2018 campaign with a 23 place finish at Torrey Pines last month, and says the new generation of players will still be intimidated seeing his name on a leaderboard. "I'm trying to... go through that process, get to that point", Woods said. "I went with a shaft that's a little more stout".

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Rory McIlroy was a poor pick on my behalf last week as Pebble is a very hard event if you're new to it. The greens have gotten more pin locations than I remember. This year's US Amateur will be contested at Riviera. After missing the cut at the CareerBuilder Phil has knocked off three straight cuts in a row with his last two starts netting a T-5 and a runner-up last week.

That was a full year before Thomas was even born.

"I'm sorry, but that put things into perspective for me really fast", Woods said with a laugh.

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