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Tiger Woods confirms entry for Farmers Insurance Open next week

Woods has won the Farmers Insurance Open seven times Woods has won the Farmers Insurance Open seven times
Shannon Reynolds | 17 January, 2019, 19:28

He won the last of his 14 majors at the course in 2008, when he famously battled to his third US Open victory in a sudden-death playoff victory over Rocco Mediate.

There had been speculation that Woods might open his year in Hawaii alongside McIlroy at the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, but he ultimately passed on that to start where he feels most comfortable starting (and where he started 2018).

Woods who turned 43 on December 30, has not played since hosting the Hero World Challenge last month following an impressive comeback in his first full season on the PGA Tour since 2015.

The 14-time major champion had considered the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii to begin the year, but he made a decision to wait a few weeks.

At the Hero World Challenge in December-a limited-field event that does not count toward the FedEx Cup-Woods said he played too much previous year and that he'd limit his schedule in 2019.

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It was Woods' first win in five years and gave him 80 on his career. "I won't be playing as much as I did past year".

Twenty years ago, Woods captured his first title at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Woods joins a strong list of early commitments that includes defending champion Jason Day; defending FedExCup champion Justin Rose; San Diego native Xander Schauffele; 2017 Farmers Insurance Open victor Jon Rahm; along with world top-30 players Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Marc Leishman, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay, Alex Noren, Gary Woodland and Hideki Matsuyama. It was his eighth victory on the PGA TOUR but carried extra significance because of the golf course on which he did it.

The only other tournament he has announced so far is the Genesis Open at Riviera, which begins February 14 and is run by his foundation. "I played in too many this year".

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