Tiger Woods commits to Torrey Pines, Riviera tournaments

It will be his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at Torrey Pines last year.
It will be his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at Torrey Pines last year. Photo credit: Getty Images

Former world no 1 Tiger Woods has confirmed he will continue his competitive comeback at the Farmers Insurance Open later this month.

Woods announced Thursday (Friday NZ time) he will play the Farmers Insurance Open on January 25 at Torrey Pines, the San Diego course where he has won eight times, and then the Genesis Open at Riviera in Los Angeles that starts February 15.

It will be his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at Torrey Pines last year.

"I'm very excited to be back at Riviera. I haven't played at Riviera in a tournament in a very long time," Woods said in a statement.

"To be able to play in an event that I used to come to as an amateur, as a junior and now as the tournament host, that is on one of the most historic sites in all of golf, it's a dream come true."

The 42-year-old made an encouraging return to competitive golf in December at the Hero World Challenge after a lengthy rehabilitation from spinal fusion surgery.

The American 14-times major champion swung freely and with no sign of back pain at last month's Hero World Challenge, where he began his latest comeback and finished tied for ninth in a field including eight of the world's top 10 golfers.

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