- Tiger Woods made his PGA Tour debut in 1992 at the Riviera Country Club.
- His foundation is making plans to take on a “major role” in the event.
The Northern Trust Open is one of those tournaments that the famous Tiger Woods could not win, not even in his prime. The best he finished in the 11 times he played the course, was T-2 in 1999. Now why would Tiger want to return to a course that he didn’t win at? Because this is where it all began, for his professional career that is.
Tiger Woods made his PGA Tour debut at 16 years old in 1992, at the Riviera Country Club, the very same course all of the professionals will be playing today. It’s crazy to think that, although Tiger had a great amateur career, his professional enlightening came from this exact course. By stepping out onto the field that day, Woods would go on to be one of the greatest golfers ever to walk the course. No matter his bad record here, it will forever be a course that I’m sure he holds dear, and many of his avid fans hold dear as well.
Which is why The Tiger Woods Foundation is planning on becoming a major role in the Northern Trust Open. If you pay attention to the other tournaments he sponsors, you’ll notice that he usually plays during them. First his back needs to heal, but we may see Woods at the Riviera once more.
As today is Thursday, the start of the tournament and a day for throw backs, here’s the video of Tiger starting his professional career. Did you think he knew then how much of an influence he would be to the game? Doubtful.
The @NTrustOpen kicks off today.
It’s where Tiger Woods made his PGA TOUR debut in 1992. https://t.co/opcDfG8U6Z
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 18, 2016