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Tiger Woods made his return to competitive golf next week official on Friday by committing to the PGA Tours season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, California. Custom Washington Capitals Jerseys .It is the first tournament of the 2016-17 season and Woods first event since the 2015 Wyndham Championship, where he tied for 10th more than a year ago. Since then Woods had endured a slow recovery and rehabilitation from two back surgeries in September and again in October of 2015.The PGA Tour announced the commitment.On Sept. 7, Woods announced it was his hope to return at the Safeway Open, the Turkish Airlines Open next month and the Hero World Challenge, an 18-player tournament his foundation runs in December.But Woods never formally committed to the Safeway, a procedural move that is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the tournament week. Such commitments are not binding -- players can withdraw at any time.When Woods tees off in the first round on Thursday, it will have been 417 days between official tournament rounds. Woods, who was ranked No. 1 in the world for a record 683 weeks, is now 767th. He was 257th following the Wyndham.My rehabilitation is to the point where Im comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do, Woods said in a statement on Sept. 7. Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.Im looking forward to going to California for my foundation event (at Pebble Beach from Sunday-Tuesday) and Safeway. Im also excited to return to Turkey and Albany (in the Bahamas). It could be a fun fall. It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didnt rush it.Woods was at Hazeltine National last week as a vice captain to U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. Although he was visible and spoke afterward about being honored to one day be considered to be captain, he did not address his health or whether or not he would play next week.The Safeway tournament has nonetheless been advertising Woods participation, along with that of Phil Mickelson, who welcomed Woods return and said he hoped to be grouped with him doing the first two rounds.The Turkish Airlines Open, Nov. 3-6, is the first of three European Tour events known as the Final Series. Woods played the tournament in 2013 and tied for third. He is likely getting an appearance fee to compete.The Hero World Challenge, Dec. 1-4, is an 18-player event that invites players based on the world rankings and major championships. Woods has an exemption as tournament host. Dmitry Orlov Capitals Jersey . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. Christian Djoos Jersey .C. at the helm of the top team in the Eastern Conference. 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OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippis Shea Patterson was nervous in the moments before Gary Wunderlich lined up for a game-winning field goal attempt against Texas A&M, so the quarterback said a few encouraging words to his kicker.Wunderlich then nailed the 39-yarder for a 29-28 win over the then-No. 10 Aggies.After the game, the kicker had a good-natured message for Patterson: Dont do that again.He doesnt like people talking to him when he goes out there, Patterson said with a sheepish grin.Turns out even a precocious freshman like Patterson has a few things to learn on the field, even if his college debut was a stunning success in nearly every other facet . Patterson finished 25 of 42 passing for 338 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 64 yards.The raw numbers were certainly impressive. The fact he led a come-from-behind win in front of more than 100,000 fans in a road environment against a nationally ranked team makes it even more astounding.I thought Shea handled himself well, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. I really believed he would or I wouldnt have done what I did in pulling his redshirt.Freeze had originally planned to redshirt Patterson this season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder was one of the nations top quarterback recruits last year, but he was stuck behind senior Chad Kelly, who threw for more than 4,000 yards in 2015.But Kelly tore two knee ligaments in a Nov. 5 game against Georgia Southern, pushing Patterson into the spotlight one year earlier than expected.The Shreveport, Louisiana, native was a little shaky at first against Texas A&M, but improved as the game progressed. Ole Miss trailed 21-6 after three quarters, but Patterson led the Rebels on four scoring drives in the fourthh quarter, including the game-winner that ended with Wunderlichs field goal. John Carlson Capitals Jersey. I never really felt pressure, Patterson said. Having that offensive line in front of me and having those receivers making plays for me made my job a lot easier.Freeze said Patterson still has plenty to learn as the Rebels (5-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) try to become bowl eligible for a fifth straight season. Ole Miss travels to play Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5) on Saturday.The coach would like to expand the playbook some against the Commodores, especially since Vanderbilts strength is a defense that is giving up 22 points per game, which ranks sixth out of 14 teams in the SEC.Against Texas A&M, the playbook was limited.The second half we ran four plays, really, when you get down to it, Freeze said.Now Patterson is dealing with the playbook along with his newfound celebrity on campus.The Ole Miss fan base has been melancholy for most of the fall after early losses to Alabama and Florida State derailed any hope of a dream season. But Pattersons debut has given the program a much-needed lift.He said he had around 300 text messages after the game from well-wishers, but is confident he can keep his focus on the field in the seasons final weeks.We have a great group of seniors in (tight end) Evan Engram and (offensive lineman) Robert Conyers keeping me level-headed throughout the game, Patterson said. They just made my job so easy. So I just try to control what I can control and do what I can to help the team win.---More AP college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 . ' ' '
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