Former world No.1 Tiger Woods will try his best to win his first championship in more than 40 months at Torrey Pines. In the past, Woods has triumphed a record eight times at Pines.
Woods hasn’t won a title since the 2013 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. He will make his 2017 debut at the Farmers Insurance Open on January 26-29 at Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego. Tiger, who proclaimed the commitment to play Wednesday, moreover, bagged the Farmers in 1999, 2003, 2005-08 and 2013.
In addition, he had won his last major at Torrey Pines in the 2008 U.S. Open against Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole playoff.
Woods held the world No. 1 tag for a record 683 weeks, who is now ranked No. 652.
Due to periodic back problems, Woods had two back-to-back surgeries in the fall of 2015. Woods hasn’t played on the PGA Tour after finishing in a tie for 10th at the Wyndham Championship 2015.
The winner of 79 Tour titles and 14 majors made his much-awaited comeback to competitive golf in December at the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Club, Bahamas. Although Woods finished 15th in the field of 18, he and champion Hideki Matsuyama did top the field in birdies with each making 24.
Woods also announced Wednesday he would take part in the Honda Classic. The event will be held at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Feb. 23-26. That will make a back-to-back coast-to-coast two weeks for Woods. As Woods previously reported he would play in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, on Feb. 16-19.