Tiger Woods announces he is playing Genesis Invitational
Tiger Woods announced via Twitter on Friday afternoon that he was returning to competition at next week’s Genesis Invitational.
“I’m ready to play an ACTUAL PGA Tour event next week @thegenesisinv,” tweeted Woods, who had until 5 p.m. ET Friday to commit.
Woods is the tournament host of the longtime event at Riviera Country Club, where he made his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old amateur in 1992 but which he has never won as a professional.
This will mark Woods’ first official non-major start on the PGA Tour since the 2020 Zozo Championship. He teed it up in three major championships last year, making two cuts, though withdrawing after three rounds of the PGA Championship.
He is ranked No. 1,283 in the Official World Golf Ranking; he ended 2020 at No. 41, and less than two months, he was seriously injured in a one-car accident near Los Angeles and didn’t play competitively anywhere until the PNC Championship in December 2021.