For the first time in over 13 months, we will see Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour event.
A few weeks back, Woods said that he hoped to return for the 2016-17 PGA Tour season-opener, the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., but left the door open for possibly not playing if he wasn't feeling right.
On Friday, however, Woods confirmed -- well before the 5 p.m. ET deadline -- that he would in fact be competing in the event, which begins on Thursday, Oct. 13.
In his last start on the PGA Tour, the 14-time major champion and 79-time PGA Tour winner finished T10 at the Wyndham Championship. It was his only top-10 in 11 starts that 2014-15 season. Just after that, he left the PGA Tour for another back surgery and has endured over a year of rehabbing since.
Woods, who once spent a record 281 consecutive weeks as the No. 1-ranked player in the world, will begin the Safeway Open ranked No. 767.