Tiger Gallery, Cartan Woods

Tiger Woods (USA), the “golf emperor,” participated in the Genesis Invitational (PGA) Tour for the first time in a year, attracting numerous fans from the practice round.

On the first day, fans who followed Woods chanted “Tiger” and cheered for him. One enthusiastic fan was dressed as a tiger and watched the game. In the past, some fans dressed as tigers followed Woods at The Open.

Cartan Woods, caddie following him [Photo = Getty Images Korea]

Woods shot a one-over-par 72 on the first day, except for a bogey on the last hole, which was not expected to be difficult to pass the cut.

However, on the second day, he showed signs of nervousness, and eventually withdrew after finishing tee shot at the seventh hole. Many fans who followed Woods were disappointed when he withdrew during the round. Many fans who came to see him worried as he headed to the clubhouse in a cart.

Ambulances in the clubhouse [Photo = Getty Images Korea]

Initially, the golf course rushed for emergency medical vehicles after hearing Woods had stopped playing. “He started to feel flu symptoms last night,” said Rob McNamara, Woods’ best friend and senior vice president at the Tiger Woods Foundation. “This morning it was worse than the previous night, I had a slight fever and I felt dizzy.”

“According to the doctor, Woods may have caught the flu and is dehydrated,” he said. “He was treated with IV fluids and will recover soon.” Woods stayed in the clubhouse on IVs and left the golf course in an official protocol vehicle.

Patrick Cantlay finished the championship with a five-shot lead, and all four Korean players will have a weekend game. It will be broadcast live from 3 a.m. on JTBC Golf & Sports and JTBC Golf.


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