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SportTiger Woods paired with Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas for 2019 Genesis Open

03:05  12 february  2019
03:05  12 february  2019 Source:   golfdigest.com

Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods set for Round 1 of Genesis Open after delay

Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods set for Round 1 of Genesis Open after delay Shot by shot updates from Tiger Woods' Round 1 of the 2019 Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

The Genesis Open is the only social event on the LA sports calendar that grants access Tiger Woods and the PGA TOUR’s biggest stars at Riviera Country Club. Current players committed to play include Tiger Woods , Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas , Sergio Garcia and Xander

I followed the pairing on Tiger Woods , Rory Mcilroy , and Justin Thomas at Riviera Country Club. I also captured few shots of Jordan Spieth, Ernie Els, and

Tiger Woods paired with Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas for 2019 Genesis Open© Stuart Franklin (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) Tiger Woods' return to Riviera will look a lot like his surroundings last season. The 14-time major winner will be hoping for a different outcome.

On Monday the Genesis Open announced that Woods, whose foundation serves as host for the Los Angeles event, will play with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas in the opening rounds this week.

If that threesome sounds familiar, it should. The trio was grouped together at the 2018 Genesis Open. It was not particularly prosperous for Woods, who missed the cut with a 72-76 in the fledging stages of his successful comeback campaign. The same could be said for Thomas and McIlroy. Though they made the weekend, both were weathered by the rowdy crowds that engulfed the superstars.

Tiger Tracker: Following Tiger Woods shot by shot Saturday at Genesis Open

Tiger Tracker: Following Tiger Woods shot by shot Saturday at Genesis Open Live updates on every shot for Tiger Woods Saturday in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. His second round continues at 10 a.m. ET Saturday morning, and we'll be tracking all the action shot by shot right here. Woods played 30 holes Friday due to previous weather delays and carded a 1-under 70 in the opening round. Woods teed off on No. 10 to start Round 2 and got to 3 under overall with an eagle at the par-5 first hole. He fell back to the cut line with consecutive bogeys before the horn blew and play was suspended for the night due to darkness.

Since 2009, the Genesis Open has given an exemption to a golfer representing a minority background. In 2017, that exemption was named after Sifford, who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour. Tiger Woods paired with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas at Genesis Open - Golf Digest.

Woods will be paired with Rory McIlroy and reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year Justin Thomas . The star-studded threesome has combined to win 19 major championships. But crazy enough, McIlroy and Thomas were only a combined 28 years old the last time Tiger teed it up at Riviera in 2006.

"I swear, playing in front of all that, he (Tiger) gives up half a shot a day on the field," McIlroy said. "Like, it's two shots a tournament he has to give to the field because of all that that goes on around. So, whether that calms down the more he plays and it doesn't become such a novelty that he's back out playing again, because it's tiring. I need a couple Advil just to…I've got a headache after all that."

Added Thomas: “It was pretty wild this first couple days. It was all right for a little bit today, but there at the end it got a little out of hand. I guess it’s a part of it now, unfortunately. I wish it wasn’t. I wish people didn’t think it was so amusing to yell and all that stuff while we’re trying to hit shots and play.”

The three, which boast seven Wanamaker Trophies between them, were also paired together at last year's PGA Championship, where Woods fell two strokes shy of champ Brooks Koepka. Thomas finished T-6, with McIlroy coming in T-50.

Thomas, Scott retain share of early lead at Riviera

Thomas, Scott retain share of early lead at Riviera Justin Thomas and Adam Scott complete the second round in frigid weather at Riviera by each making a birdie for rounds of 6-under 65 that left them tied for the early lead in the second round of the Genesis Open. The 36-hole cut won't be made until Saturday afternoon because of rain that delayed the start of the tournament on Thursday. RELATED: Leaderboard Tiger Woods made a 25-foot birdie putt on his final hole for a 71 that at least gave him a chance to make the cut, but he was 10 shots behind. Thomas could barely feel his toes in temperatures in the low 40s when he resumed the second round.

Woods will be paired with Rory McIlroy and reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year Justin Thomas . The star-studded threesome has combined to win Thomas even celebrated his PGA Championship victory last year at Woods ’ restaurant. Woods and Thomas played together twice in the recent Hero

Woods will go with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas at 10:22 a.m. ET on Woods revealed on Tuesday that he actually flew to the tournament with Thomas (or maybe it was Five intriguing events for 2019 . We could see Tiger Woods and other stars in some different places next calendar year.

Woods has never won the L.A. Open, although he does boast two runner-ups in 12 appearances. Thomas' T-9 last year was his best in four Riviera outings, and McIlroy has two T-20s in his only two starts.

Other featured groups this week include Pebble Beach winner Phil Mickelson with Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau joining Matt Kuchar and Jon Rahm, and Cameron Champ and Dustin Johnson playing with three-time Genesis Open winner Bubba Watson.

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