San Diego - Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations.
Woods, 43, announced on Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week.
He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the US Open in 2008.
Woods tied for 23rd a year ago when no one - himself included - was sure what to expect.
He was coming off a fourth back surgery, this one to fuse his lower spine.
This will be his first PGA Tour event since he won the Tour Championship last September to cap off his comeback year.
Woods, winner at the Farmers Insurance Open in 1999, 2003, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013, joins a powerful field for the January 24-27
Defending champion Jason Day, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy are
among a host of players who are due to tee it up at the course outside