Tiger Woods has confirmed he will play in the Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club in California from 6-9 October.
The former world number one, now ranked 38th, is keen to regain form after being selected as a wildcard for the USA Presidents Cup team in November.
"I always enjoy competing in my home state, and this tournament fits my schedule perfectly," said Woods, who
missed the cut at the recent US PGA.
The 35-year-old has played only eight US Tour events in 2011 due to injury.
US Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples recently warned Woods to sharpen his game by playing in more tournaments but last week assured the 14-time major champion that he would be one of his two picks for the event, well in advance of the official team announcement on 26 September.
TIGER WOODS IN 2011
- US PGA
- WGC Invitational
- Players Ch'ship
- Arnold Palmer
- WGC Cadillac
- WGC Match Play
- Farmers Insurance
Aside from the two wildcards, the other 10 places for the team competition, which takes place from 17-20 November in Australia, are achieved through the FedEx play-offs, which Woods has not qualified for following his indifferent season.
He was absent for the US Open and the
after suffering injuries to his left knee and left Achilles tendon during the third round of the Masters in April, which he aggravated
during the Players Championship
the following month.
Looking ahead to October Woods, who has not won a tournament since
the Australian Masters in November 2009,
said: "John Fry and his company have supported the tour, and I've heard good things about the event and the golf course.
"One of my goals this year was to participate in a tournament I hadn't played before. And now I will.
"It's been a long time between the PGA and Frys, and I'll be anxious to compete."