Tiger commits to Match Play, Honda, Doral
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he has committed to three tournaments. There were no surprises among his selections.
Woods said he will play the two upcoming World Golf Championships – next week's Accenture Match Play Championship and March's Cadillac Championship – as well as the Honda Classic, where he finished second last year.
Woods won the Match Play in 2003, '04 and '08, and was runner-up in 2000. He lost in the second round last year.
Next up for Woods is The Honda Classic, Feb. 28-March 3 at PGA National's Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He tied for second place at last year's Honda, two shots behind Rory McIlroy, after shooting a final-round 62. The Honda is something of a hometown event for Woods, who lives in nearby Jupiter.
"I'm excited to be playing in the Honda Classic again," Woods said. "It's a really good tournament, and it does a lot for the community. I like the golf course, and I came pretty close last year. It's part of a busy stretch for me, and I want to continue playing well."
The Cadillac Championship is March 7-10 at TPC Blue Monster at Doral. Woods has won the event six times - in 1999, 2002, '03, '05, '06 and '07. He also captured the 2005 and '06 Ford Championship at Doral.
Last year, Woods opened with rounds of 72-67-68, but withdrew after 11 holes in the final round, citing an injured left leg. Woods felt pain in his left Achilles warming up and limped noticeably during the round. After hitting his tee shot on the 12th hole, he withdrew.