Put your pencils down, the test is over. Sort of. Tiger Woods made his first official commitment to a 2017 PGA Tour event on Tuesday to play in the Genesis Open (nee Northern Trust) at Riviera, marking the first time Woods will return to Pacific Palisades in 10 years.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 13, 2016
Woods has a long and storied history at Riviera, for both good and bad reasons. In 1992, Tiger played in his first PGA Tour event at Riviera as a 16-year-old amateur. Now, as a soon-to-be 41-year-old, Woods and TGR Live have taken over hosting duties for the event, which benefits his foundation.
Tiger Woods has committed to the Genesis Open.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 13, 2016
The bad news about Tiger at the Riv? It’s the tournament that he’s played the most — nine times — and hasn’t won.
The event, which will be held Feb. 13-19, hasn’t been set in stone as Woods’ first event of the year just yet; it’s only his first commitment. Other options still on the table include the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (Jan. 21-24), the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan. 26-29), the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb. 2-5) and the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Feb. 2-5).
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 13, 2016