Sources told ESPN that the Genesis Open will receive "elevated status, " which means it will have a significantly higher purse, offer a three-year PGA Tour exemption to the victor (up from two years) and will have an invitational field that will be reduced to 120 players.
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.
The real measure was in 2000, when Woods either won or was runner-up in 10 out of 11 starts on the PGA Tour. "So I'm in a very different position now, having played an entire season - I know what my body can and cannot do and so I'm looking forward to this week". I had an opportunity against Ernie, when I was one back with one to go and I put it over there in some beer tent to the right.
"I played well that day, I shot 64 so I enjoyed the way I played. For some reason, I've only played well here one time in the tournament". "So hopefully I can do a little bit better this year".
"President Trump has been very busy up in DC, hasn't played a lot of golf - hasn't had the tan that (comes from) playing in the outside", Woods said. He is in the same group as Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy, just like previous year, when Woods missed the cut for the only time in 2018 at a regular PGA Tour event.
"So we've always had that type of enjoyment of competing against one another and to see what he's done or see what he did last year in Mexico, at 47 years old, gave me confidence that I could somehow do it maybe last year and I was able to finally culminate my season with a win just like he did earlier in the year". Adds he played with Obama just before Farmers.