Update Saturday 11:40 a.m. Tiger Woods will tee off at 1:12 p.m. ET from the 10th tee for Round 3 at Riviera. His playing partners on Saturday will be Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Matthias Schwab.
Update Saturday 11:05 a.m. 68 players made the cut, with everyone at +1 now playing the weekend. And that includes Tiger Woods, who will have 36 more holes in the tournament he’s hosting.
Update Saturday 10:00 a.m. With 14 players still on the course after last night’s round was suspended due to darkness, it looks like the +1 players including Tiger will make it.
There are 70 players at +1 or better, with 11 of them on exactly +1. Three of those are still finishing their rounds, but even if they all made birdies coming home, there would still be room for the +1 players on the weekend.
Update 7:20 p.m. Tiger is back on the right side of the line, as there are now 72 at +1 or better, and 62 at even or better. It will take several late birdies to keep Tiger out of the weekend. It looks like he’s going to make it as of now.
Update 6:30 p.m. With exactly 65 players at even or better, including 10 on the number exactly, we have returned to even par as the cut. That means as of now Woods is out, and will need a player at even to make a bogey to get back in the weekend field.
Update 5:45 p.m. There are exactly 64 players at even, and another 11 at +1. Those at +1 include Tiger Woods. Buckle up, we’re going to have a wild couple hours for Tiger fans at Riviera.
Update 5:00 p.m. With 69 players at even or better, including 13 at even exactly, it’s looking bleak for Woods to play the weekend.
Update 3:30 p.m. Our friends at DataGolf think the incoming weather might play favorably and make the course challenging enough to potentially bring +1 scores in for the weekend.
We’ll see if they’re correct after what was a tough morning for the early tee times for sure.
Currently projecting a scoring average of +0.8 for the afternoon wave (compared to +1.1 so far this morning). This is partly due to the weather forecast, partly due to the fact that Riviera typically doesn't play as hard as it did this morning. pic.twitter.com/q3oRDHIART— data golf (@DataGolf) February 17, 2023
After a disastrous last four holes where he made three bogeys, Tiger Woods will likely not play the weekend at the 2023 Genesis Invitational. His final score after +1 after 36 holes is very doubtful to be enough to make the cut at the tournament for which he serves as host.
It’s another difficult round for the host of the tournament, who has never won at Riviera Country Club, the closest course that’s a PGA TOUR stop to his childhood home in Southern California.
The cut line sits at even par for now, with 68 players at level or better, and 17 of them exactly even. That field is unlikely to concede enough to put Tiger’s +1 in contention, and so he can focus on the trophy presentation on Sunday as his next duty this weekend.
Woods finished with three-straight birdies on Thursday on holes 16-18, but playing the back nine first on Friday had him finishing on the more challenging side of the track. It ended up being too much to get him into contention for four rounds of golf and his first cut since the 2022 Masters.