Mentally refreshed after a week of rest at his new Orlando, Fla., home, Tiger Woods, the hottest item on the PGA Tour, tees it up again today in the $1.6 million Las Vegas Invitational.
“I didn’t play or practice,” Woods said of his first time off since turning pro in August. “I just rested.”
Woods withdrew last week on the eve of the Buick Challenge, citing exhaustion after a frantic first four weeks as a pro that earned him $140,194 and unlimited sponsor exemptions for next year.
Woods, who was in contention twice in his first four tournaments, figures to be the big draw if not the favorite in the Las Vegas Invitational, which has drawn one of its strongest fields in recent years.
Walter Morgan, a two-time winner this year, won the Senior PGA Tour’s Shootout Championship, holing a 12-foot birdie putt to eliminate Bob Murphy on the ninth hole of the $500,000 competition at Hot Springs, Va.
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