Original title: New venue with the same result? The origin of Tiger Woods and Sherwood Stadium
Sherwood Golf Club, Tiger's "Second Home"
At last year's ZOZO Championship, you can feel the power of golf. That atmosphere blends the charm of golf-the fierce championship competition between Tiger and Hideki Matsuyama, and the desire of a country to escape the haze of natural disasters-the super typhoon Haibeth hit on October 12, 2019 Japan caused economic losses of more than 15 million U.S. dollars and killed 98 people. This was the deadliest typhoon that hit the Japanese archipelago since 1979.
But at the ZOZO Championship, people temporarily forgot the disaster. They cheered on the court, enjoyed golf, and temporarily returned to normal life.
"That typhoon made the situation in Japan very difficult," Tiger said on Tuesday. "It can have that exciting atmosphere, such a wonderful game, and there are so many fans watching the game, and Japanese player Hideo Matsuyama The tree may win the championship. It was a great moment for the whole of Japan, and I was lucky to win the game," Tiger said.
老虎说：“那场台风使日本的局势非常困难。” “它可以拥有令人兴奋的气氛，如此精彩的比赛，并且有如此多的球迷观看比赛，日本选手松山秀夫（Hideo Matsuyama）可能会赢得冠军。这对整个日本来说都是一个伟大的时刻，我很幸运赢得比赛。”老虎说。
However, this year's PGA Tour schedule has brought a new atmosphere to the game, and of course, there are new venues.
Due to the global pandemic of the new crown epidemic, this year's ZOZO Championship moved to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, where the defending champion Tiger will usher in his first defending battle of the season. At last year's ZOZO Championship, Woods' victory allowed him to tie Sam Slide's PGA Tour record of 82 wins, becoming one of the players with the most wins on the tour. This week, he will also come to the ZOZO Championship again with this record. If Tiger wins, he will create a new history.
And Sherwood Golf Club, the course that Tiger is very familiar with may be of great help to his defending title.
而舍伍德高尔夫俱乐部（Sherwood Golf Club），老虎非常熟悉的路线可能对他的卫冕冠军有很大帮助。
Woods has always referred to this stadium at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains as his "second home", and his relationship with this stadium can be traced back more than a decade. From 2000 to 2013, Sherwood Golf Club has been the location of the Hero World Challenge, an event organized by this member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, and Tiger has won this event five times in the past 14 years.
Therefore, Tiger may know this stadium designed by Jack Nicklaus better than most people, which makes him one of the favorites to win this week.
But the relationship between Tiger and Sherwood Golf Club does not stop there.
With the support of the local residents of Sherwood, the Tiger Woods Charity Foundation behind the Heroes World Challenge has gradually grown.
"Regardless of wind and rain, the board of Sherwood Golf Club, as well as all the local volunteers and residents, are supporting us," Tiger Woods said when Sherwood hosted the last World Challenge in 2013. "Their participation makes this event even more special. Without this game, Orange County would not have had a new learning center.
"Although we cannot set up learning centers across the country, for many years, this event has provided us with a platform to support the growth of the next generation."
However, the Tiger’s regrettable loss of the championship in 2013 made the farewell between the World Challenge and Sherwood Golf Club even more sad. This time will be an excellent opportunity for the Tigers to make up for their regrets and win a record 83rd victory.
But don’t forget, the lineup of the ZOZO Championship is quite different from the Hero World Challenge. Generally speaking, the lineup of the Hero World Challenge consists of only 16 people, including the defending champion, the top 11 players in the world, and four wild card players sponsored by the Tiger Woods Charity Foundation.
And this week's larger lineup means that Tigers have to face more competition and challenges if they want to defend their title.
"The lineup for this tournament is bigger than when I was here before, when I only had to beat a dozen other people, so this week's tournament will be very different," Woods said. ``Tomorrow I need to look at the first nine holes here again, because the green setting this week is definitely different from when we raced at the time. I hope everything goes well and a nice week. "
伍兹说：“这次比赛的阵容比我以前在这里的时候要大得多，那时我只需要击败其他十几个人，所以本周的比赛将大不相同。” ``明天我需要再次看一下这里的前九洞，因为本周的果岭与我们当时的比赛绝对不同。我希望一切顺利，一周愉快。 ”