Tiger to make 2017 debut at Torrey Pines

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Former world number one Tiger Woods returned to golf in December at the Hero World Challenge inside Bahamas, coming back coming from a 15-month injury layoff © Getty/AFP/File / Christian Petersen

LOS ANGELES, United States, Jan 5 – Former world number one Tiger Woods will launch his 2017 campaign at Torrey Pines, where his eight triumphs include the 2008 US Open.

Organizers said Wednesday which Woods had committed to the US PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, north of San Diego.

The January 26-29 event will be the 14-time major winner’s first tournament of the year.

Woods returned to golf in December at the Hero World Challenge inside Bahamas, coming back coming from a 15-month injury layoff.

Woods has won the US PGA Tour event at Torrey seven times, in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 as well as also 2013.

He won his most recent major title there in 2008 on the famed South Course, beating Rocco Mediate in an epic 19-hole playoff despite competing with knee as well as also leg injuries.

“We’re thrilled our fans will contain the opportunity to see Tiger in addition to what will be already a very strong field for the Farmers Insurance Open,” said Peter Ripa, chief executive officer of the Century Club, which manages the Farmers Insurance Open.

“He has experienced tremendous success at Torrey Pines as well as also in our tournament, as well as also we couldn’t think of a better place for him to start the year. Tiger’s presence will add to a deep as well as also talented field which includes many of the top stars inside game as well as some exciting up-as well as also-coming players.”

Woods was sidelined more than a year after undergoing back surgery. His last appearance at the Farmers was in 2015, when he withdrew inside first round with back trouble.

The 41-year-old who has 79 PGA Tour victories will be creating his first start in a PGA Tour full-field event since he tied for 10th inside Wyndham Championship in August 2015.

Woods also has committed to play inside Genesis Open February 16-19 at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles as well as also the Honda Classic on February 23-26 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Tiger to make 2017 debut at Torrey Pines

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