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Former world number one Tiger Woods

Agency report

Tiger Woods will begin his 2017 season with the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, which starts on 26 January.

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The former world number one last played at the Farmers in 2015, but withdrew in the first round because of an injury.

Genesis Open next

The 14-time major winner will then play at the Genesis Open, which begins on 16 February, followed by the Honda Classic.

Woods finished 15th at the Hero World Challenge in December after 15 months out through injury.

On competing at the Genesis Open, the 40-year-old had said, “I’m very excited to come back to Riviera.

“This is where it all started for me. It was my first PGA Tour vent. I was 16 years old, I weighed about 105 pounds. It was a life-changing moment for me.’’