Tiger Woods finishes LAST at Genesis Invitational

Tiger Woods also confirms he is out of this week's WGC-Mexico Championship.

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020
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Tiger Woods admitted to feeling "ticked" after finishing in last place on 11-over par at the Genesis Invitational on Sunday. 

Woods, who was acting as tournament host at Riviera, opened with a solid 69 to give himself every chance of claiming a record 83rd win on the PGA Tour, but he went backwards quickly with rounds of 73, 76 and 77 to end the week in 68th place - last of those that made the halfway cut. 

The 15-time major champion also revealed he is going to bypass this week's WGC-Mexico Championship where he finished 10th last year. 

Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka are two other big names who have decided to skip the tournament. 

Woods spoke of his Sunday frustrations which included seven bogeys and one double bogey, and he is now hoping his mini break from the game will help get him back on track as he looks ahead to his Masters title defence in April. 

"I did not do much well today," said Woods.

"Good news, I hit every ball forward, not backwards, a couple sideways. But overall, I'm done.

"I've been in this position many times unfortunately. Just keep fighting hole by hole, shot by shot and try to make some birdies, which I did not do.

"It's still disappointing, it's still frustrating, I'm still a little ticked. But I also look at it from a perspective which I didn't do most of my career, that I have a chance to play going down the road. A few years ago that wasn't the case.

"I was just off, it happens. I'm off and I got a chance to have the week off this week and do a little prep, a little practicing, some training, be at home and all positive things."

 

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