Tiger Woods unsure if he’ll add The Honda Classic to his schedule
February 13, 2018
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
Tiger Woods comments before Genesis Open
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Tiger Woods said his potential appearance at next week’s The Honda Classic will depend on how his body responds to a week’s worth of competition at the Genesis Open.
Woods’ immediate playing schedule beyond this week remains up in the air, but he’s hoping to add the first tournament of the Florida Swing. PGA National is about 30 minutes from Woods’ home in Jupiter, Florida.
Asked Tuesday what he will need this week before making a decision, Woods replied: “Just not to feel sore, to feel like I can play all-out again within, what, three days off? ... To be able to go at it full bore again.
“That’s something I’ve been trying to do at home and trying to simulate rounds where I go full bore at it, but it’s never the same as in a tournament. I try to get myself as fired up as possible to try and hit shots as hard as I would in a tournament, or shape shots and do all the weird things I like to do, but it’s just not the same.”
After his last start at the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods said the only thing sore was his feet. “I’m not used to walking,” he joked. “I’m used to being in a cart playing 36 holes.”
Woods has played The Honda Classic four times, three as a pro. He tied for second in 2012; in his last appearance in 2014, he withdrew after three rounds.
While knowing he was dancing around the issue, Woods said it would not necessarily be a bad sign if he doesn’t feel like he can play next week.
“I think it would be a great sign if I do play,” he said. “I think it would be a smart sign if I didn’t play. How about that?”