Tiger Woods has OFFICIALLY made the cut at Genesis Invitational after the second round finished on day three after bad light… as star’s hotly-anticipated return to competitive action continues today
Tiger Woods needed some help, but made the cut at the Genesis Invitational despite shooting a three-over-par 74 in his second round Friday.
Woods went out fast on Thursday to record a two-under 69 in his first competitive round in seven months, but found Friday’s round more testing, slipping to one-over, where he flirted with the cut line for much of the evening.
Bad light stopped play and Woods had to wait until all second round scores were in Saturday morning for his fate to be sealed.
Woods will tee off in the third round, from the 10th hole, at approximately 1.12pm ET.
American Max Homa earned himself the solo lead Friday with a three-under 68 to take him to -10 overall.
Tiger Woods was in danger of missing the cut after finishing one-over, but he just got through
The icon headed into the clubhouse T-68 at the Genesis Invitational in California on Friday
For Woods, meanwhile, it appeared the wear and tear of Riviera began to take his toll as he bogeyed three of his last four holes to slip down the leaderboard.
Woods hit the fairways in front of an adoring crowd again on Friday, alongside playing partners Rory McIlroy, who came in T-7 at six under, and Justin Thomas, T-33 at one-under.
The 15-time major winner is the tournament host of the longtime event at Riviera Country Club, where he made his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old amateur in 1992 but which he has never won as a professional.
After the Genesis Invitational, Woods will be hoping to head to the Players’ Championship at TPC Sawgrass next month before a return to Augusta for the first major of the year – The Masters.
Woods managed just nine rounds in 2022 because of complications around the limb-threatening injuries he sustained in his car crash the previous year.
Most recently that meant the 47-year-old needed to withdraw from December’s Hero World Challenge owing to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, however he did play later that month alongside his son Charlie at the two-round PNC Championship, where players are allowed to use buggies.
The 15-time major winner slumped to back-to-back bogeys to finish at Riviera Country Club
Woods matched his playing partners Rory McIlroy (C) and Justin Thomas (R) stride-for-stride
The Tiger fan club was out in force on the fairways of Riviera to follow the golfing icon