Fifteen times major champion Tiger Woods will return to the golf course next week at the Genesis Invitational.
Woods announced Friday on Twitter that he is prepared to play in his first PGA event of the year.
«I’m ready to play a REAL PGA Tour event next week [at The Genesis Invitational]Woods wrote.
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It will be Woods’ first official tournament since missed the cut at the 2022 British Open in July.
Woods returned to play in three majors in 2022 after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident in February 2021.
At the end of last year, he played in The match with Rory McIlroy against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas and teamed with his son at the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida. Both events were in December, and Woods was able to use a golf cart during the rounds.
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Woods was forced to withdraw from the Hero World Challenge, an event he hosted in early December, due to plantar fasciitis in his foot.
«It’s been a lot harder than people probably imagine,» Woods said on Dec. 18, according to ESPN. «Some of the players who are very close to me know what I’ve been through, and they’re the ones who encourage me to step back a bit. But that’s not really in my nature. My nature is trying to improve and I’ve already done that. Through the work ethic, I was able, as I said, to play and compete in three major championships this year.
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«And this offseason hasn’t really been an offseason … As you’ve seen, I can hit golf balls. I can do all of that. I can practice at home. I can hit shots around the green. I can do all of that. I just can’t go from point A to point B.
The Genesis Invitational will take place February 16-19 at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.