Euler wins spot in Genesis Open through College Showcase

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 14, 2019

The historic course on the outskirts of Los Angeles is one of the few venues at which Woods has yet to notch a victory in 12 attempts, although he did go close 21 years ago when he lost out to Billy Mayfair in a play-off before also finishing runner-up to two-shot victor Ernie Els the following season.

Woods missed the cut here previous year in just his second full-field PGA Tour start after undergoing spinal fusion surgery, but he has high hopes of contending for his 81st career title on a course that remains one of his favourites despite his lack of success.

Still to be determined is whether Woods can actually win the one PGA Tour event that has his number.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational, which the late golf legend founded in 1979 at this Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida, and the the Memorial Tournament, which Nicklaus began in 1976 at a course he designed near his Columbus, Ohio, home, are events that operate in a similar fashion.

Tiger Woods goes into this week's Genesis Open with far higher expectations than previous year as he bids to win at Riviera Country Club for the first time in his career.

"I'm in a very different position now having played an entire season, and I know what my body can and cannot do", he said. It's been a while.

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"I've always enjoyed playing with Rory", Woods added. "So hopefully I can do a little bit better this year". "It was a great day to be able to play with our president and play with one of my idols that helped inspire me to play the game".

"He is still learning and developing, so there are so many more wins ahead of him".

As for how Woods played during the round with Trump, the president suggested Woods will be back to winning majors this year. He is in the same group as Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy, just like past year, when Woods missed the cut for the only time in 2018 at a regular PGA Tour event.

Expectations are slightly higher, though it's still early in the season.

PGA Tour starts aren't just handed out when you're a college player.

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