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Tiger Woods will play at Torrey Pines again

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The former No. 1 golfer in the world will begin his PGA Tour season in La Jolla.

January 09, 2013|Staff and wire reports
  • Tiger Woods will play at Torrey Pines in La Jolla where he won his last major title in the U.S. Open in 2008.
Tiger Woods will play at Torrey Pines in La Jolla where he won his last major… (Bret Hartman / Associated…)

Tiger Woods is returning to Torrey Pines in La Jolla to start his PGA Tour season.

Woods is a seven-time winner at Torrey Pines as a pro, including the U.S. Open in 2008, his last major title. He skipped the Farmers Insurance Open last year to play in the United Arab Emirates.

He again will make his 2013 debut in Abu Dhabi next week, but that tournament is a week earlier this year. That enables Woods to get back to La Jolla for the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 24-27.

The field at Torrey Pines already includes Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Bubba Watson and defending champion Brandt Snedeker. Woods won what was then the Buick Invitational six times. The last time he played Torrey Pines in 2011, he tied for 44th for his worst finish at that event.

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