Tiger Woods had another great year in 2013 despite not winning a major championship and this year in 2014 he will make his PGA Tour season debut for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, a tournament he won last year and a course he has had great success at and with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn missing the Olympics, she will have plenty of time to watch him work.
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Woods has said that he is happy to start back up at Torrey Pines and that is a place where he has won a major before with the US Open and he also added that he feels good coming off of a long break, as he had some injuries last season, although it did not keep him off the course. Woods has long enjoyed playing at the course and he comes back after winning five times last season, including at the very tournament where he will begin his 2014 run.
Here is more on Woods and his 2014 schedule and he comes in after another great 2013 and he is the reigning player of the year and is back at number one as he tries to win a major and here is more from Reuters.com.
World number one Tiger Woods will launch his 2014 campaign at one of his favorite venues, having committed on Monday to play in this month's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, tournament organizers said.
Woods won the event there for a record seventh time last year, ending a week of mainly dominant golf by clinching his 75th PGA Tour title by four shots.
It was the third different PGA Tour event where he has achieved the feat, having previously piled up seven wins apiece at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Woods had been widely expected to officially commit to his title defense at the January 23-26 Farmers Insurance Open after being asked by reporters last month whether he expected to start the new season with more or less confidence than before.
"Well, I've done well at Torrey Pines," he replied, after losing a playoff to fellow American Zach Johnson for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge which he hosts. "I've done pretty good. That's my first tournament back."
Pressed on whether he ever experienced doubts heading into a fresh campaign, Woods replied: "Of course. I mean I've come off of long breaks.
"I've come off of surgeries, you know, whatever it may be. I've had my share of off-seasons, and I can tell you one thing, I'm looking forward to this one."
Woods comes off a highly successful 2013 campaign, having won a season-high five times on the PGA Tour and earning the circuit Player of the Year accolade, as voted upon by his peers.
The only blemish on an otherwise impressive resume was his failure to add another major title to his career tally of 14, which has stalled since his remarkable playoff victory for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
"Pretty damn good year," Woods said of his 2013 season. "Five wins, and you know, on some pretty good venues, so very pleased with the year. I'm really excited about the major championships (in 2014).
"I've won at three of the four venues - Augusta National, Valhalla Golf Club (PGA Championship) and Royal Liverpool (British Open) - and on Pinehurst No. 2 (U.S. Open), I'm trending the right way, having finished third and second.
"But I still need to practice, work, grind and prepare, and have my game come together those four times a year. And I hope that will happen."