Until a year ago Woods had not played four complete rounds in Farmers since his last win here in 2013. After missing out on a shortened comeback in 2017, he climbed up to hole Friday with a birdie for the 18th weekend last year to make the cut. On lap 70 and 72 were Saturday and Sunday 23rd. In the Valspar Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Quicken Loans National, the Open Championship, the PGA Championship and the BMW Championship, he was able to complete his season finale in East Lake secure first 10 seats.
This year was probably the most rewarding one, because there was a point where I simply did not know if I would ever do that again, "Woods said before the Hero World Challenge. "The expectations are very different in the coming year. Now I know that I can do it. Now it's all about managing and making sure I'm fresh for events because I know I can win tournaments again. "
Twenty years ago Woods got his first title at the Farmers Insurance Open. It was his eighth victory on the PGA TOUR, but because of the golf course on which he did, it had a special meaning.
Woods joins a strong list of early commitments, including defending champion Jason Day; Defender FedEx Cup Champion Justin Rose; Xander Schauffele from San Diego; Winner of the Farmers Insurance Open 201
Woods will perform better in Riviera in February.  On his first appearance at the event since 2006, Woods missed the cut, just one of two (US Open) missed weekends throughout the season.
Prior to this, he had eight top-20 finishes in Riviera, including second place in 1998 and 1999.
The Riviera Country Club hosted Woods' first PGA TOUR event in 1992, when he became an amateur sponsor competed. Woods & # 39; TGR Live manages the Genesis Open, and tournament earnings will benefit its TGR Foundation.
"I'm looking forward to returning to the Genesis Open in Los Angeles," said Woods.
at Riviera, and I am very proud of the impact that the Genesis Open has brought on education through my foundation. "