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Tiger Woods to open 2017 season at Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines

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Tiger Woods is four behind Jack Nicklaus' all-time record of 18 major titles




Tiger Woods' first event of 2017 will be the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, which starts on 26 January.

The 14-time major winner last played at the Farmers in 2015, but withdrew in the first round because of an injury.

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Tiger Woods: His fitness held up, but his battle has just begun

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Woods' caddie Joe LaCava believes merely playing five rounds on consecutive days represented significant progress for his player



Caddie Joe LaCava gave the most realistic assessment after Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf.

"I wasn't going to compare him to the rest of the field," said Woods' bagman after his boss finished 15th of the 17 players who completed the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Tiger Woods returns with over-par round at World Hero Challenge

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Woods' previous appearance was at the 2015 Wyndham Championship where he tied for 10th




Tiger Woods hit a one-over-par 73 on his return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

The 14-time major champion, who has twice undergone surgery during 15 months out, is nine shots off the pace set by fellow American JB Holmes.

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Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Asian WGC winner

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Hideki Matsayuma hit 29 birdies during the tournament in Shanghai, China



Hideki Matsuyama of Japan became the first Asian winner of a World Golf Championships event as Britain's Rory McIlroy finished fourth.

Matsuyama shot a six-under 66 in the last round of the WGC-HSBC Champions to finish seven clear of Sweden's Henrik Stenson and American Daniel Berger.

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