Tiger Woods is starting to fill out his schedule, now committing to three PGA Tour events in the next three months.
Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open, played Jan. 26-29 at Torrey Pines’ two golf courses just outside of San Diego. Woods has won there eight times as a pro, including the 2008 U.S. Open, the last major he has won of the 14 in his career. The 79-time PGA Tour winner last played the event in 2015, withdrawing early in the now-infamous “glute activation” incident.
This will mark Woods’ first official PGA Tour start since finishing tied for 10th in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015.
Then, as previously announced, Woods will play in the Genesis Open, formerly the Northern Trust Open, at Riviera Country Club from Feb. 16-19. His tournament-management company runs the event, and Woods has historically played in those events. Woods made his PGA Tour debut there as an amateur 25 years ago, though he has one of his worst career records on the Pacific Palisades course, just outside of Los Angeles.
In the second commitment of the day, Woods also said he will play in the Honda Classic, which is played the week after the Genesis Open. PGA National hosts again, and the event is a home game for Woods, a short driver from his Jupiter Island, Fla., home.
On Thursday morning, Woods announced he would play in the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic, the week after Torrey Pines. He has won the tournament in the past, and he could score a seven-figure appearance fee by participating. The addition means Woods will play four times in a five-week span, suggesting that the 41-year-old feels his thrice-operated back is up to the task of such a rigorous docket.