Tiger Woods: Former world No. 1 sets date for return to competitive golf

    Tiger Woods has set his return to golf for next week's Safeway Open.

    Story highlights

    • Tiger Woods sets date for return
    • Will compete at Safeway Open on October 13
    • Jesper Parnevik reveals Woods' form in practice
    • Jason Day to take a break from golf

    (CNN)It's been one year, six weeks and a day since Tiger Woods last hit a golf ball in competition, but the wait will soon be over.

    The former World No. 1 has confirmed that he will be competing in three tournaments at the start of the 2016-17 season: Safeway Open, Turkish Airlines Open and the Tiger Woods Foundation-run Hero World Challenge.
      The Safeway tournament will continue his reintroduction to golf following his role as one of Davis Love's vice captains in Team USA's Ryder cup victory at Hazeltine.
      "Yeah, I would love to do it. I would be honored to do it in the future, if asked," he said.

      Fresh chance for PGA record

      The 14-time major winner hasn't competed since the Wyndham Championship in August 2015 where he finished tied for 10th.
      But after undergoing a third back operation in 20 months in October last year, Woods stressed the importance of taking his time in returning from injury.
      "My rehabilitation is to the point where I'm comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do," Woods announced on his website last month.