Jason Day will embark on a two-week training camp in the Californian desert to sharpen up his game ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open.
The world number one was unable to extend his run of top-ten finishes to four at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, following strong showings at the 2011, 2015 and 2016 event.
But he finished a respectable tied 12th at the 32-man event - for last year's PGA Tour winners - on 13 under par.
Day was happy with the performance after spending more than three months off the course while recovering from a back injury.
The Queenslander and his career-long coach and caddie Col Swatton will now embark on their annual training trip to Palm Springs in California before his next event at Torrey Pines starting on January 26.
"Two weeks (there) is going to be very important," Day said. "I'll be staying on top of the body, and really work at the short game.
"If I can get back to where I was last year, then I should be ready for Torrey."
Day, who won the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open in a play-off, said it would be "great" to be paired former world number one Tiger Woods at Torrey.
The American has committed to the tournament after ending a 16-month injury hiatus at his Hero World Challenge event last December.
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