Golfer Tiger Woods No.14 of the PGA Tour ranking, assured that he will try "to win, as always", in his return to the official competition in the Memorial Tournament, which will be played this week in Dublin, Ohio. According to a Telam post.
“My intention is to always try to win. I do not know if I will achieve the record this week, but I will try it, ”he stated at a press conference recorded by the Italian news agency ANSA.
The American has the goal of adding his 83rd PGA Tour title to become the player with the most crowns on the most important golf circuit in the world, beating his compatriot and former colleague Sam Snead.
5 months ago he participated in the Genesis Open in Los Angeles, where he finished No. 68. And now he will again play a new PGA Tour tournament at the Memorial Tournament.
"Physically I feel really much better now than I did five months ago when I played Genesis, my last official tournament before isolation," Woods said.
The 44-year-old golfer with 15 Grand Slam titles explained that he decided to compete again only now "for safety reasons, despite the fact that the PGA Tour did a fantastic job of guaranteeing the health of all the protagonists." Referring to the protocol that the PGA Tour carried out for the resumption of official competitions.
Tiger Woods at the Memorial Tournament will try "to win, as always," and further stated that he trained on golf and tennis, "a fantastic sport." He also gave his opinion on the postponement of the Ryder Cup 2020 to next year precisely because of the impossibility of organizing with the public presence by the Covid-19.
"Postponing it for a year was the right decision, because there is no Ryder Cup without an audience," said Woods on the eve of a Memorial Tournament that will be played behind closed doors like the rest of the PGA Tour tournaments since June 11.
The Memorial Tournament is a men's golf tournament that has been held since 1976 at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in the town of Dublin, Ohio state, United States, in the Columbus metropolitan area. The tournament and club were founded by golfer Jack Nicklaus, a native of Dublin. It is one of five PGA Tour invitation tournaments and this year has a prize pool of $ 9.3 million.
Australian Adam Scott No. 9 in the world, will be the only one of the top ten of the PGA Tour absent in the Memorial Tournament, to be played just 4 days after the victory of the American Collin Morikawa (13) in the Workday Charity Open.
The Memorial Tournament will be played from July 16 to 19, at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio and will be broadcast on GOLFTV.
Tiger Woods took the victories of the years:
1999 Tiger Woods 273
2000 Tiger Woods 269
2001 Tiger Woods 271
2009 Tiger Woods 276
2012 Tiger Woods 279
The winner of the Memorial Tournament will win a check of $ 1,674,000, 18% of the total prizes that are distributed.
The second, if he holds the position alone, will take $ 1,013,700, 10.9% of the bag.
While the 3rd place, under the same conditions, will have a prize of $ 641,700, which corresponds to 6.9% of the total.
A total of 132 players participate in the tournament, and for the first 90 qualifiers, there will also be financial compensation and scores, depending on the position they occupy.
Argentine golfer Emiliano Grillo will be one of the players in the PGA Tour Memorial Tournament. The chaqueño is No. 152 in the world and will debut after noon on July 16, as determined by the organization of the tournament.
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