Golf: Tiger Woods targets Torrey Pines for PGA record victory

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods. Photo credit: Reuters.

Tiger Woods will have his first crack at securing a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour victory in two weeks in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

The former world No.1 tied Sam Snead atop the all-time wins list, when he triumphed at the Zozo Championship in Japan last October and has won eight times at Torrey Pines, most recently at the 2008 US Open.

The January 23-26 tournament has been Woods' traditional first start to the year. He joins a loaded field that includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm and Zander Schauffele.

Woods announced his plans on his official Twitter account, while also confirming he would tee up at the February 13-16 Genesis Invitational, where the 15-time Major champion is tournament host.

Since equalling Snead's record, Woods has competed in two unofficial events last month.

He finished fourth in the 18-man Hero World Challenge, before posting a 3-0 record as playing captain for the victorious US side at the Presidents Cup.