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Genesis Invitational: Tiger Woods finishes dead last at Riviera | Golf News

Last Updated: 17/02/20 1:29am

Tiger Woods made seven bogeys and one double-bogey during his final round

Tiger Woods made seven bogeys and one double-bogey during his final round

Tournament host Tiger Woods refused to get too downbeat about his performance at the Genesis Invitational, despite finishing last of the players who made the cut.

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The 15-time major champion posted rounds of 76 and 77 over the weekend at Riviera Country Club to end the week on 11 over and some 22 strokes adrift of champion Adam Scott.

Woods’ disappointing final two rounds saw him finish bottom of the 68 players who progressed to the weekend, only the second time in his career that has happened, although the former world No 1 wasn’t overly concerned when assessing his display.

Woods was looking for a first career win at Riviera and historic 83rd PGA Tour victory

Woods was looking for a first career win at Riviera and historic 83rd PGA Tour victory

“I look at it that this part of my career really didn’t exist a few years ago,” Woods said. “To be able to do that [play competitively] no matter what I shoot, it’s still disappointing, it’s still frustrating, I’m still a little ticked.

“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.

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Tiger Woods recovered from a poor chip rolling back to his feet to make a hole-out birdie from the bunker at the par-five 17th during the final round

Tiger Woods recovered from a poor chip rolling back to his feet to make a hole-out birdie from the bunker at the par-five 17th during the final round

“I’ve been in this position many times unfortunately. Just kept fighting hole by hole, shot by shot and trying to make some birdies, which I did not do. I made one eagle, but that was about it.

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

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Nine of the world’s top ten players featured at the event, hosted by Woods, with the 44-year-old believing that the inaugural year as an invite-only tournament was a success.

“From a tournament perspective, it couldn’t be any better,” Woods added. “We’ve had perfect weather, people have come out and supported this event.

Woods presented the trophy to Adam Scott after his two-shot victory

Woods presented the trophy to Adam Scott after his two-shot victory

“Our elevation, being a part of the new invitational status, look at the players that come out and supported this event that have played this week, we couldn’t have asked for a more dream scenario. The golf course was fantastic. Everything couldn’t have been any better from that side.”

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