Tiger Woods will be making his return to the PGA Tour at next week's Genesis Invitational at famed Riviera Country Club, but unfortunately only as a tournament host rather than a competitor, according to a report on Golf.com.
Woods, 46, will be on site at next week's PGA Tour event as a non-playing tournament host just as he was last year as his TGR Foundation is the primary charitable beneficiary at this event.
The former World No.1 was seen in the commentary booth during the final round coverage at the 2021 Genesis Invitational, which fell just 24 hours before his horror car crash in Los Angeles which saw him suffer serious leg injuries.
Woods was fortunate to survive the car crash but would make a brave recovery and competitive return to the game when joining his young son Charlie Woods to a second place at the PNC Championship at the end of the year.
The next public sighting of Woods came yesterday when he was seen photographed next to Popstroke competitor Jaden Petersen.
Despite Woods not teeing it up at the Genesis Invitational, he will no doubt be in the commentary booth calling some of the action over the weekend.
Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Jason Day are just six big names taking part in the tournament.
Woods is aiming to return to the PGA Tour at some point in 2022 but his close friend and former PGA Tour winner John Cook does not believe we will see him in competition again until the same tournament with his son later this December.
When questioned about a potential return date to compete again on the PGA Tour, the 15-time major champion was hesitant.
"No, no, no, no," said Woods when quizzed by the media about being Tour ready.
"I'm not at that level. I can't compete against these guys right now. It's going to take a lot of work to get to where I feel like I can compete with these guys and be at a high level."