PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Tiger Woods has committed to play next week's WGC-Mexico Championship in Mexico City.
Woods will play the tournament for the first time since 2014, when the event was played in Miami. He qualified for the limited-field event when he was among the top 30 players in the final FedEx Cup standings of 2018.
"I'm playing next week,'' Woods said Wednesday after the pro-am at Riviera Country Club. "Beyond that, I haven't really decided on what I'm going to be doing.''
Woods has won the tournament seven times, although he has yet to play it in Mexico. The World Golf Championship event will be played at Chapultepec Golf Club.
It appears that his hometown Honda Classic, which is held the following week, could be off Woods' schedule.
"I made the decision yesterday to add Mexico to my schedule, and obviously the Florida swing gets very complicated," Woods said. "So I'm leaving that open-ended right now to try to figure that out. But I'm looking forward to the challenges of this weekend and next week."
Woods has been contemplating how to handle a heavy dose of events leading up to the Masters. Following this week's Genesis Open, which his foundation runs, and the WGC-Mexico Championship, there are four consecutive events in Florida -- the Honda Classic, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Players Championship and the Valspar Championship.
After all that is the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, a tournament he has won three times. The Masters follows two weeks later.
Woods has had success at all, and the Honda is less than 30 minutes from his South Florida home. But Woods also vowed not to overdo it schedulewise in 2019, and he's looking at playing four of the next five weeks if he plays the Palmer event, which he has won eight times, and the Players, which is the PGA Tour's flagship event.