Tiger Woods’ program for his return to competition this week at the Riviera Country Club is already known. El Tigre, who moved up his press conference to Tuesday, also deviated from the course of the next US Open.
Tiger Woods, US Open
If Tiger Woods had not included a participation in the US Open at the Country Club in Brookline in his very limited tournament schedule last year, preferring to preserve himself for the 150th The Open in St Andrews, surely that will not be the case next month. of June.
El Tigre, indeed, seems intent on trying to add a fourth American Open victory to his record after successes in 2000 (Pebble Beach), 2002 (Bethpage) and 2008 (Torrey Pines). On Monday, he was seen on the North Course at the Los Angeles Country Club with one of the club’s members.
He was given a course book and went on a «reconnaissance» in a cart (but without his bag) according to our Golfweek colleague Adam Schupak, present at the scene. However, Woods had taken it upon himself to bring his putter and some balls to try out the greens.
Several other players have had the same idea from the Riviera Country Club, which is hosting this week’s Genesis Invitational, the PGA Tour’s third «boosted» tournament of the season, and the Los Angeles Country Club, site of the 123rd US Open from June 15 to Next June 18, only 11 kilometers separate them.
Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick in particular had a date for a photo shoot organized by the USGA. In addition to this visit to the LA Country Club, Woods plans to answer questions from the journalists present in the Riviera press room this Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
(French time). You must first play 9 holes and then fulfill your obligations as host of the tournament. On Wednesday, the Tiger will participate in the Pro-Am that will serve as final preparation before the start of the competition on Thursday. Please note that departure times must be announced on Tuesday.