Tiger Woods will make his season debut at next week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, the scene of his last major tournament victory at the 2008 US Open.
Woods, who has won this tournament seven times, officially signed up Wednesday morning, two days before the deadline.
The tournament in San Diego will mark Woods’ 18th career appearance in the event, which traditionally has marked the beginning of his year.
Despite his past success in this event, Woods has placed no better than a tie for 23rd (2018) in his past four appearances.
Woods, now up to world number 12, last played at the Hero World Challenge in December when finishing 17th in the 18-man field.
The 14-time major champion joins a loaded field at the Farmers, which includes World No.1 Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and defending champion Jason Day.
Woods’ second tournament of the season is likely to be the Genesis Open from February 14.