"I would love to play a full schedule in 2018," he said. "What that entails, including back-to-back events, I don't know. I just have to continue to work on my body and game and see where I pan out.
"I wish I knew where I was going to play and when I was going to play -- it's a lot easier to prep for that -- but we really don't know. This is all unchartered territory."
The Farmers Open had put together a strong field before the commitment of Woods. It included defending champion Jon Rahm, who has risen to No. 4 in the world, No. 5 Hideki Matsuyama, No. 7 Rickie Fowler, and three-time tournament champion Phil Mickelson.
Woods takes the interest to another level.
"We were prepared for good numbers, but when you talk about the return of Tiger, that's huge," Ripa said.
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