The former No. 1 golfer has committed to playing in the
Woods underwent back surgery last year and made just nine total starts.
"It will be great to return to Phoenix," Woods said in a statement on his website announcing his upcoming schedule. "The crowds are amazing and always enthusiastic, and the 16th hole is pretty unique in golf."
The 14-time major winner hasn't played at the Phoenix Open since 2001. He's played the tournament three times, finishing third in 1999 and tied for fifth in 2001.
In 2000, Woods had a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole.
At Torrey Pines, Woods has claimed the top overall prize seven times, the last coming in 2013. Woods' last tournament win came the same year at the