Tiger Woods returns to the PGA Tour this week after more than a year away from competitive golf. In the 14 months between starts, much has changed for both Woods and the Tour he is returning to. Here are nine numbers to keep in mind as Woods tees it up this week at the Safeway Open in northern California.
When Woods tees off Thursday, it will have been 417 days since Woods last competed on the PGA Tour, finishing T10 at the 2015 Wyndham Championship.
That performance came at the end of a poor season, by his standards; one that saw his world rank fall to 257th, including that T10 finish.
Woods’s current world golf ranking, the lowest of his career since the April 2nd, 1995 ranking, right before he finished T41 at the Masters as the low amateur.
There have been 16 first-time winners on Tour since Woods’s last start, led by Emiliano Grillo at the 2015 Frys.com Open and finished by Si Woo Kim at the 2016 Wyndham Championship.
First round average score for Woods in each of his 20 season debuts. His worst season debut round was his most recent one, a 77 at the 2014 Hero World Challenge.
Career competitive rounds by Woods at Silverado Country Club. Woods will be competing at the Napa, Calif. course for the first time in his career.
Career appearance at Safeway Open. Woods finished T30 in 2011 with rounds of 73, 68, 68, 68. He also had a hot dog thrown at him.
Woods’s average score throughout his career when paired with Phil Mickelson. It was reported the two will be paired together this week, for the first time since the 2014 PGA Championship.
Woods’s missed cut percentage over his last two seasons’ worth of events. Woods missed six cuts in 18 events during that time.