Tiger commits to play Farmers, Honda


Tiger Woods’ early-season schedule is coming into focus. 

Woods committed to both the Farmers Insurance Open and Honda Classic on Wednesday. The commitments mean that he will play three PGA Tour events in a five-week stretch, beginning Jan. 26-29 in San Diego.

Woods is an eight-time winner at Torrey Pines, most recently in 2013. He missed last year’s event, and the entire 2015-16 season, because of a back injury. 

The 41-year-old already committed to play the Genesis Open at Riviera, which now benefits his foundation. He will also tee it up the following week at the Honda, which is the closest event to his Jupiter, Fla., home.   

The Farmers will be Woods’ first official PGA Tour event since the Wyndham Championship in August 2015. He played last month at the Hero World Challenge, where he finished 15th out of 17 players.

A strong field will join Woods at Torrey Pines, including Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson.

There has been speculation that Woods might also play in Dubai the week after Torrey Pines. His agent, Mark Steinberg, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.