Keeping Score

Tiger Woods returns to Riviera with eye on career prize

Suburban L.A. course, a rare spot where Woods has yet to win on the PGA Tour, could be site of the game’s all-time winning mark this week

2: Number of consecutive top-10 finishes for Tiger Woods, including a victory, in his past two starts on the PGA Tour. Woods, the host of this week’s Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, Calif., will be seeking to move past the late Sam Snead and into the top spot as the PGA Tour’s all-time winningest player with a victory, which would be No. 83. Woods, 44, No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking, tied for ninth three weeks ago at the Farmers Insurance Open in his most recent start after he ended 2019 with a victory at the Zozo Championship. As a 16-year-old high school sophomore from nearby Cypress in suburban Los Angeles, Woods made his PGA Tour debut in the 1992 Los Angeles Open at Riviera Country Club, where he missed the cut. In 12 previous appearances at Riviera, Woods has not won, describing the experience as “a love-hate relationship” (tee times).

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