Liguori: In Latest Comeback Bid, Tiger Woods Has An Entirely New Mindset


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.

"I love the golf course, I love the layout, it fits my eye - and I play very bad", Woods said Tuesday as he prepared to tee it up in the Genesis Open starting Thursday on the classic course nestled in the hills of Pacific Palisades, west of downtown Los Angeles.

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. Thomas enters this week ranked No. 4 in the world, McIlroy No. 10 after missing the cut last week. He has finished outside the top 10 in his last three tournaments.

Woods says the Genesis Open put him on the path to professional golf when he was given a sponsor's exemption to play in 1992. Live coverage begins on Thursday from 2.30pm on Sky Sports Golf and 4pm on Sky Sports Main Event.

"I've been away from the game a pretty long time", he said. One more stat: He hasn't missed a cut since last year's Sony Open, and hasn't finished outside the top 40 since the 2017 Careerbuilder Challenge.

For the moment it seems Woods is content trying to get tournament reps in as he aims to understand how his body will work under pressure in competition, but his mind is still never far from the W.

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"I got a little frustrated that I didn't win because I felt like I should have", said the generally laid back Johnson. "That's up to our captain", Woods said, as quoted by the Telegraph.

Johnson, who predicted Tiger would make the cut this week, took note of the Big Cat's woes with his big dog.

"I'm trying to get through that process, go through that process, get to that point". His other finishes, except for a 10 in 2009 have all been in the top five. He becomes only the fifth player to be No. 1 for a full year, joining Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Faldo. The clubhouse also boasts 30 guest suites, many named after its legendary visitors, which during the Genesis Open play home to everything from a golf simulator to a sushi bar.

"The more tournaments I play in I'll get used to that".

His colleagues certainly remember that Johnson was playing the best golf of his career - with those three wins at the Genesis and the two WGC tilts (the Mexico Championship and Match Play) - before hurting his back and having to withdraw from last year's Masters. The World No.1 is an obvious pick for glory, but given his short price it's perhaps worth looking at the multi-talented chasing pack: McIlroy, Spieth, and Thomas. Thomas relayed to Woods that was year before he was born. "This is still all new to me and I just want to be real smart about it".

Jordan Spieth: Looks like Spieth's putting woes are behind him. Although he's likely to be highly-owned in tournaments, he's the top overall play on the board. He ended up finishing in a tie for 8th and I'm sure he'd love to take a mulligan on that hole.