Tiger back at Honda event

2012-02-15 07:41
Tiger Woods (AP)
California - Former world number one Tiger Woods will play in next month's $1.02 million Honda Classic for the first time as a professional.

"I've heard great things about the Honda Classic and now that I live here in Florida I want to play whenever possible," the 14-times major champion said on his website ( on Tuesday.

"Jack Nicklaus's involvement in the tournament and the benefits to the local community are also important," added Woods, who made his only previous appearance in the event as a 17-year-old amateur in 1993.

The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation is the main beneficiary of the March 1-4 Honda Classic to be played at Palm Beach Gardens.

Woods is also planning to compete in next week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona - a tournament he won in 2003, 2004 and 2008- and the WGC-Cadillac Championship March 8-11 in Miami, a trophy he has lifted eight times.

The 36-year-old American has kicked off his season by finishing joint-third at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Championship in January and tied for 15th at last week's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California.

"I'm excited about my start and look forward to keep building," said Woods. "I've made great strides from last year and hopefully all my hard work will pay off with a victory soon."

Woods has slipped to 18th in the world rankings having not won a full-field event since the 2009 Australian Masters.

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