• The 40-year-old had said he 'hoped' to play the Safeway Open
• But what will be in his bag? Here's what the rumours say
TIGER WOODS | PGA TOUR
It’s official: Tiger Woods WILL play at next week’s Safeway Open in his first PGA Tour start for 14 months.
The 40-year-old, who last featured at the Wyndham Championship last August, said in a statement on his website last month that he ‘hoped’ to play the PGA Tour opener, while also going on to compete in the Turkish Airlines Open in November.
And today, before the 5pm ET deadline to register, it was announced that he was formally committed to the tournament.
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Woods was on-site at last week’s at the Ryder Cup, assisting captain Davis Love III as USA coasted to a 17-11 victory over Europe at Hazeltine, but refused to give any indication as to the state of his game or his plans.
It was understood that Woods didn’t want to hit balls, despite encouragement from some of the US players, so as not to overshadow anything regarding team.
What’s more, if social media rumours are to be believed, Woods will be teeing it up with an array of clubs from different manufacturers in his bag, as this will be his first event since Nike announced they were pulling out of the golf equipment industry.
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Hearing the following for Big Cat's equipment for the Safeway, FWIW:— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) October 3, 2016
Taylor made driver, mizuno irons and a Bridgestone ball.
Scotty putter https://t.co/pZchOVZcte— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) October 4, 2016
Before teeing it up at Silverado, according to Golf Channel, Woods is expected to participate in the Tiger Woods Invitational from October 10-11 on the nearby Monterey Peninsula.
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