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Tiger Woods starts a new year with same old goals; 3 majors at courses where he has won

  • CORRECTS TO FIFTH HOLE, NOT THE FOURTH HOLE - Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    CORRECTS TO FIFTH HOLE, NOT THE FOURTH HOLE - Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods walks on the fifth green during the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Tiger Woods walks on the fifth green during the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods is back at Torrey Pines to start what he considers to be a big year for him.

Not because he hasn't won a major in five years. And not because three of the majors are on courses where he has won. Woods considers every year to be an important year. He also conceded that he doesn't have 20 years of prime golf ahead of him. He turned 38 three weeks ago.

Woods got the week off to a great start. He was presented the trophy as PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time. Woods won five times last year, and he's the defending champion at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods will be going after his ninth win as a pro at Torrey Pines.