Tiger Woods ‘much better’ after withdrawing with flu-like symptoms

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Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth was disqualified for signing for an incorrect scorecard. Genesis Invitational R2
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February 17, 2024
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Tiger Woods is said to be feeling “much, much better” after the 48-year-old was forced to withdraw from the Genesis Invitational in California due to suffering flu-like symptoms.

The 15-time major champion, tournament host this week, returned to the PGA Tour on Thursday, finishing his opening round at the Riviera Country Club on one-over par.

But the American could not back that up a day later as he withdrew after six holes due to illness.

Rob McNamara, executive vice president of TGR Ventures, told PGATour.com Woods had started feeling flu-like symptoms on Thursday night.

“He had a little bit of a fever and was better during the warm-up, but then when he got out there and was walking and playing, he started feeling dizzy,” McNamara said.

“Ultimately the doctors are saying he’s got some – potentially some type of flu and that he was dehydrated. He’s been treated with an IV bag and he’s doing much, much better and he’ll be released on his own here soon.”

Woods is still adapting to ankle fusion surgery, having undergone treatment in April last year after withdrawing from the Masters during the third round and he did not compete again until the Hero World Challenge in December.

He had suffered from a back spasm towards the end of his first round, shanking his second shot on the 18th from the fairway over into the trees on the right, eventually sinking a two-putt bogey to make a five.

Woods started in fine form on Friday, producing a birdie on the first, but back-to-back bogeys arrived from the fourth and he called it a day after a third par on the sixth left him one over for his round.

He was driven back to the locker room by a rules official.

Following Friday’s play, it was also announced that Jordan Spieth was disqualified for signing for an incorrect scorecard.

In a statement on X, the PGA Tour said: “Jordan Spieth has been disqualified from The Genesis Invitational for signing for an incorrect scorecard.

“Spieth signed for a 3 and made a 4 on No. 4.

American Patrick Cantlay takes a five-shot lead into the weekend at 13-under, while Rory McIlroy fights to beat the cut after following up Thursday’s 74 with a flawless 66.

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T20Brian Harman-36970139
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T35Sahith Theegala-17269141
T35Collin Morikawa-17071141
T35Nicolai Højgaard-17071141
T35Ben Griffin-17269141
T35Emiliano Grillo-17071141
T35Sam Burns-17071141
T42Taylor MoorePar6973142
T42Eric ColePar7369142
T42Chase JohnsonPar7270142
T42Sungjae ImPar7171142
T42Seamus PowerPar7468142
T42Gary WoodlandPar7072142
T48Lee Hodges+16974143
T48Si Woo Kim+16974143
T48Charley Hoffman+16974143
T48Denny McCarthy+16974143
CUTMatt Kuchar+27272144
CUTJ.J. Spaun+27371144
CUTSepp Straka+27371144
CUTPatrick Rodgers+27173144
CUTWyndham Clark+27173144
CUTKeegan Bradley+27173144
CUTNick Dunlap+37075145
CUTSam Ryder+37273145
CUTAlex Smalley+37669145
CUTJustin Thomas+37273145
CUTMatt Fitzpatrick+47571146
CUTTaylor Montgomery+47274146
CUTChris Kirk+47274146
CUTNick Hardy+47670146
CUTAdam Schenk+57473147
CUTGrayson Murray+67177148
CUTKevin Yu+87575150
W/DTiger Woods-72-72
DQJordan Spieth-6673139
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