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Tiger Woods Set for PGA TOUR Return at Genesis Invitational

Tiger Woods Set for PGA TOUR Return at Genesis Invitational | Essential Golf

Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will be returning to action on the PGA TOUR at this week’s Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles.

The 15-time major winner, who is the host of the tournament, only participated in three competitive events and nine rounds of competitive golf in 2022 with his last appearance in July’s Open Championship at St Andrews.

The 47-year-old has struggled with injuries since the serious car crash he was involved in February 2021.

“I’m ready to play an actual PGA Tour event next week,” he tweeted on Friday.

Woods was planning to return to competitive golf in December’s Hero World Challenge but the American withdrew before the start of the tournament citing his issues with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

“The plantar fasciitis is no fun, and now I get to truly recover and heal and progress forward on this because there’s so many good things that I’ve been able to do physically, to be able to hit the golf ball and practice and do everything in a standstill,” Woods said regarding the issue on December 18th. 

His last appearance on a golf course was the in The Match and the PNC Championship later on that month where he played alongside his son, Charlie.

Speaking after the PNC Championship, Woods said he aims to take part in all four major in 2023.

“The goal [for next year] is to play just the major championships and maybe one or two more,” Woods said. “That’s it.”

The Genesis Invitational takes place between 16th – 19th February at the Riviera Country Club in Southern California.