Golf - Tiger Woods
It will be Woods' first official PGA Tour start since the 2023 Masters Tournament Image Credit: Reuters

Tiger Woods will make his first PGA Tour start of the season at next week’s Genesis Invitational, which the 15-time Major champion will also host at Riviera Country Club in California.

The former World No.1 announced his return on X, formerly Twitter, in what will be his first official PGA Tour start since last year’s Masters Tournament, where he withdrew after 36 holes due to injury.

Since that outing at Augusta National, Woods has undergone surgery on his right ankle which he spent the majority of 2023 recovering from, before returning to competitive action at the Hero World Challenge last December.

Before that event got underway, the two-time Dubai Desert Classic winner expressed his desire to play one tournament a month beginning in February.

“If you ask me right now I’m a little bit sore,” said Woods after finishing in a tie for 18th in the Bahamas.

“But once a month seems reasonable. It gives me a couple of weeks to recover, a week to tune up. Maybe I can get into a rhythm. That’s what the plan was going into next year and I don’t see why that would change.”

The Genesis Invitational begins Thursday, Feb. 15.