Tiger Woods Shoots A 69 At Genesis Open, Sinks Miraculous ‘Kobe Bryant’ Putt [Video]
Tiger Woods had a strong start to the Genesis Open Thursday at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles and finished the first round with a 2- under par 69 while paying tribute to his late friend Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash along with eight others on January 26. Woods had an incredible performance on the front nine starting things off with an eagle on the first hole that he finished off with a miraculous 24-foot, 8-inch putt unintentionally signifying the two jersey numbers Bryant wore in his storied 20-year career.
He finished the round in second place five shots behind Matt Kuchar. Woods is seeking a record-best 83rd PGA Tour win and is currently tied for the most ever with fellow American Sam Snead.
No. 8. 💛💜 pic.twitter.com/Y90KOqLBqt
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Tiger’s Kobe tribute. 💛💜
Brooks’ “cute” bomb. 🏌️♂️😂
Rory’s eagles. 🦅🦅
It’s all in The Takeaway. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/SnCnl3Yqcw
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