Tiger Woods says he will play at Torrey Pines this year

Tiger Woods
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Golf fans in San Diego, start buying your tickets. Tiger Woods is returning to Torrey Pines this year.

After skipping last year’s PGA tournament there to play in Abu Dhabi, Woods announced late Wednesday that he will play in this year’s Farmers Insurance Open, which is set to take place Jan. 24-27.

Woods has won seven times at Torrey Pines, including the U.S. Open in 2008.


Why is he returning? The organizers in Abu Dhabi moved their tournament up a week this year, allowing Woods time to play in both contests.

The field at Torrey Pines already includes Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Bubba Watson and defending champion Brandt Snedeker.

Woods won what was then the Buick Invitational six times. The last time he played Torrey Pines, in 2011, he tied for 44th for his worst finish ever at that event.


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