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Woods excited to tee off with Day, DJ at Torrey Pines


Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is excited to play his first US golf tournament in 17 months at familiar Torrey Pines and teeing off yesterday alongside Jason Day and Dustin Johnson adds to the thrill.

The 14-time major winner, an eight-time winner at the famed Southern California course, plays his first full-field event since August of 2015 at the US PGA Farmers Insurance Open after playing in the Bahamas last month.

“It’s hard to remember when last I was this excited because I hadn’t played in a few years. It has been a few seasons since I was in this position,” Woods said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”


Woods, who turned 41 last month, won the 2008 US Open – the most recent of his major titles – at Torrey Pines. He noted several changes in the layout in a practice round on the eve of the opening round.

“Just overall it felt very good to get out there and play,” Woods said. “They’ve added a little bit of length to it. The greens are absolutely perfect.”
Woods, who will play four of the next five weeks, says his main goal is to peak for the year’s first major tournament, the Masters in April at Augusta National, where he has won four times, most recently in 2005.

“I’m looking forward to getting off to and playing and trying to keep improving and getting my game better, more consistent, rounding into form and making my way to that first full week in April and getting everything ready for that,” Woods said.

• Culled from AFP.

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