Friday 18 January 2019

Tiger Woods reveals when he will make his return to the PGA Tour in 2018

Tiger Woods. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Tiger Woods. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has announced he will start his 2018 campaign by playing the Farmers Insurance Open and Genesis Open in California.

The 14-time major winner returned to action in December's Hero World Challenge following a fourth back operation, with injury having limited the former world number one to just four appearances in the last two years.

“I’m very excited to be back at Riviera,” Woods said. “I haven’t played at Riviera in a tournament in a very long time. 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.”

Woods, most recently played in the Hero World Challenge where he finished 8-under in the elite 18-player field. The Hero World Challenge was Woods’ first tournament following nearly 10 months away from competitive golf. He shot 69-68-75-68 (280) as he tied for ninth.

The Riviera Country Club is the site of Woods’ first PGA TOUR event in 1992, competing on a sponsor’s exemption as an amateur. Woods’ TGR Live manages the Genesis Open and proceeds from the tournament benefit his foundation.

The 42-year-old has won the Farmers Insurance Open, which starts on January 25 at Torrey Pines seven times, while the Genesis Open is hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation.

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