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Woods to play 2 WGC events, Honda Classic



MIAMI - Tiger Woods, trying to win his first U.S. PGA title since September 2009, will play the Honda Classic for the first time since his amateur days in 1993 and compete in the next two World Golf Championships events.

The 14-time major champion, who is chasing the all-time record of 18 major crowns won by Jack Nicklaus, announced on Tuesday on his Web site his upcoming schedule, which includes an unusual start at PGA National between WGC events.

Woods has not won a tour-level event since the Australian Masters in November of 2009, just before the infamous sex scandal that led to divorce from Elin Nordegren and prompted a move from Orlando, Florida, to the Miami area.

The move puts Woods near the course of the Honda Classic, which takes place between March 1-4, making it the perfect fit between his usual stops at the WGC Match Play Championship next week and the WGC Cadillac Championship, to be played between March 8-11.

“I’ve heard great things about the Honda Classic and now that I live here I want to play whenever possible,” Woods said.

Woods shared third last month at Abu Dhabi in his 2012 season opener and shared 15th last week at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in his U.S. season debut, falling out of contention with a 75 in the final round. AFP

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