Tiger Woods pays tribute to Kobe Bryant: Genesis Invitational leaderboard

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Tiger Woods arrived at the Genesis Open at the Riviera Golf Course in Los Angeles determined to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant.

At the end of the opening round the former world number one sat in equal 17th on the leaderboard after registering a -2.

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But it was how Woods’ round got underway that really stuck with fans and commentators.

In an eerie coincidence, Woods carded an eagle on his first hole of the round, the par-5 first, when he sank a putt that was 24 feet, eight inches in length — Kobe Bryant’s two numbers from his playing days with the Lakers.

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