Tiger Woods to Compete in Farmers Insurance Open, Honda Classic


Tiger Woods’ 2017 PGA Tour debut will come at a course that has treated him well over the years. The former world No. 1 will make his first start of the year at January’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, ESPN.com’s Jason Sobel reported Wednesday.

“We’re thrilled our fans will have the opportunity to see Tiger in addition to what is already a very strong field for the Farmers Insurance Open,” Century Club CEO Peter Ripa said, per Kevin Casey of Golfweek. “He has experienced tremendous success at Torrey Pines and in our tournament, and we couldn’t think of a better place for him to start the year.”

Woods has won at Torrey Pines a record eight times. He also announced his intention to play at February’s Honda Classic, which will be his third tournament of the year.

“It’s so great to see Tiger Woods back swinging a golf club and competing again,” Honda Classic executive director Kenneth R. Kennerly said, per Casey. …

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