Woods confirms Phoenix Open will be first 2015 start

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In a tweet and on his website, Tiger Woods has confirmed he will make his 2014-15 PGA Tour season debut in three weeks at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, January 09, 2015 | 11:10 a.m.

Tiger Woods has confirmed -- via his website and a tweet -- a Golf.com report from this week that he will be making his 2014-15 PGA Tour debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Jan. 29-Feb. 1).

It will be Tiger's first start in the tournament since a tie for fifth there in 2001.

"It will be great to return to Phoenix," Woods said on his website. "The crowds are amazing and always enthusiastic, and the 16th hole is pretty unique in golf."

Woods also revealed that he will be playing the following week as well in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines (Feb. 5-8) -- a venue where he has won an astounding eight times, including the 2008 U.S. Open.

"Torrey is a very important place to me," said Woods, who won the Farmers Insurance Open for a seventh time in 2013. 'My pop took me there when I was younger, and I have a lot of special memories of watching the Tour play there when I was growing up." 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.