Chris Carlson, AP
United States vice-captain Tiger Woods talks to United States' Jordan Spieth on the 16th hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

Tiger Woods officially signed up Friday for the Safeway Open next week in California, his first tournament in more than a year.

Woods last played in August 2015 at the Wyndham Championship before having two more back operations. He had said last month his plan was to ease back into competition with the Safeway Open, the Turkish Airlines Open and his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas at the end of the year.

Woods had until Friday afternoon to commit to the Safeway Open, which starts Thursday at Silverado Resort in Napa, California.

He has plunged to No. 767 in the world ranking and has not won since the Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. That was the 79th of his PGA Tour career, three short of Sam Snead's record.