GOOD PRACTICE: Tiger Woods
WORLD NUMBER three Tiger Woods will begin his season at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on January 17, the second consecutive year the 14-times Major winner will start his campaign in the United Arab Emirates.
"I'm excited to compete again," Woods said on his website. "Hopefully my good practice sessions will carry over."
Woods will then head back home to compete in the US PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open which starts on January 24.
The 37-year-old has a strong record at Torrey Pines, winning the event six times under the previous Buick Invitational name and also claiming the 2008 US Open at the San Diego venue.
"Obviously, I've had good success at Torrey Pines," Woods said. "I practically grew up playing the South and North Courses. The fans have always been supportive, and I look forward to returning."
Woods, who won three times last year to take him to 74 US PGA Tour wins and second on the all-time list behind Sam Snead's 82, did not commit to any other tournaments apart from the four Majors.