Woods commits to 2017 Genesis Open at Riviera

Tiger Woods has committed to play in the PGA Tour’s stop at the historic Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, site of the 2017 Genesis Open.

Woods made his comeback from injury after more than a year out to finish four under par at the Hero World Challenge earlier this month.

“I’m very excited to come back to Riviera and compete in the Genesis Open,” Woods said. “This is where it all started for me. It was my first PGA Tour event. I was 16 years old, I weighed about 105 pounds. It was a life-changing moment for me.”

Woods has not played in the tournament since 2006, despite Riviera being just an hour from his hometown in Orange County. He will be 41 years old when he tees off in round one on February 13.

Woods climbed 248 spots to number 650 in the World Golf Rankings after his showing at the Hero World Challenge.

During the week, Woods admitted that he was “absolutely” still chasing Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships and said he hopes to play a “full schedule” in 2017 in an attempt to return to his best form.

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