Tiger Woods isn’t going to get in the water slowly when it comes to his 2017 schedule, choosing to play four tournaments in five weeks, he announced on Thursday.
Woods will play at Torrey Pines January 26-29; then travel to Dubai for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
After a week off, he’ll bounce back to participate in the Genesis Open at Riiera and then return home to Florida for the Honda Classic.
The last time Woods played four times in five weeks this early in the season was in 2013, which was also the last time he was ranked No. 1 in the world.
“I know many people doubted whether I would play competitive golf again, and to be honest, even I wasn’t sure,” Woods said. “My love for the game never left. It’s just that the body would not allow me to play. Now my body is allowing me to do it again.”
Woods is three career victories short of Sam Snead’s PGA record of 82. His 14 Major wins are second all-time to Jack Nicklaus’ 18.
Woods is currently ranked 652nd n the world, but just finishing those four events, even if he is last in every one, will jump his rating up dramatically in the weeks to come.