Woods announces will skip WGC Match Play Championship

Tiger WoodsJohannesburg, Feb 8 : World number one Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will skip the WGC Match Play Championship this month.

The WGC-Cadillac is March 6-9, and the Palmer Invitational is March 20-23, which will then give Woods some time off before he tackles the first major of the year, the Masters at Augusta National April 10-13.

According to Sport24, making the announcement on his official website, the 14-time Major champion said that his next tournament will be the PGA Tour's Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida from February 27-March 2.

After the Honda Classic, Woods announced that he would play the World Golf Championship's Cadillac Championship at Doral near Miami, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, in both of which he is the defending champion.

Although he is a three-time winner of the WGC Match Play, Woods' decision to skip it had been expected, and the American said that he has decided to use the week to get ready for the later events closer to his Florida home after his original plans to travel to Sochi to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn failed due to her knee injury. (ANI)




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