Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour to play in Farmers Insurance Open

TIGER WOODS is returning to the PGA Tour to play in the Farmers Insurance Open – a year after his last event.

His 2018 debut comes 12 months after he missed the cut at the same tournament after shooting 76-72.

The 42-year-old has won the event at Torrey Pines seven times in total with his last coming in 2013.

And he will be hoping to recapture his old form when the tournament kicks-off on Thursday January 25.

Woods made the announcement on his Twitter account where he also revealed plans to participate at the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in February.

He wrote: "Excited to start my season off in SoCal at @FarmersInsOpen."

And in a further statement he said: "I'm very excited to be back at Riviera.  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, who has been riddled by injuries which include four back operations in just three years, made a return to competition at the end of November at the Hero World Challenge.

The American tied for ninth in a 18-man field but showed flashes of his old self with big hitting drives and sinking long putts.

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