February 12 2013
Tiger Woods already has one win this year with his victory at Torrey Pines. (Miralle/Getty Images)
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
Tiger Woods committed to the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, The Honda Classic and the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on Tuesday.
Last year, Woods was eliminated in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, losing to Nick Watney. He has however won the event three times, the last being in 2008.
The WGC-Accenture Match Play begins Feb. 20. Hunter Mahan is the defending champion.
At last year's Honda Classic, Woods charged into contention at PGA National, carding a 10-under 62 on Sunday that included an eagle on the final hole. He finished two strokes back of winner Rory McIlroy.
"I'm excited to be playing in The Honda Classic again," Woods said on his website. "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."
McIlroy will also be back to defend his title at The Honda Classic, Feb. 28-March 3. Last year's victory catapulted McIlroy to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time, a position he's maintained for the last 26 weeks.
Woods has won the WGC-Cadillac Championship six times -- in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Last year, however, Woods withdrew after 11 holes in the final round due to an injury to his left Achilles.
Woods went on to win two weeks later at Bay Hill before adding victories at Muirfield Village and Congressional.
The WGC-Cadillac begins March 7 at TPC Blue Monster at Doral. Justin Rose is the defending champion.