Tiger Woods is currently playing in his third event of 2019 at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec, but announced that he will be taking next week off.
“Unfortunately, due to the schedule this year, I cannot play all the events I want to,” the 14-time major champion said on his Twitter. “I will be taking next week off and playing in the @APinv and @THEPLAYERSChamp. Sorry to miss seeing Jack and everyone at Honda.”
The significance of the announcement is that next week’s event, the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens is essentially his home tournament since he resides in nearby Jupiter, FL.
The good news for golf fans is that Woods will be playing at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge and The Players Championship at TPCSawgrass, which moved back to its March date to make room for the PGA Championship on the calendar in May.
The announcement from Woods leaves open the possibility that he could return to the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbour where he finished in a tie for second with Patrick Reed last year in his first appearance at the Innisbrook Resort.
However, a return to the Valspar Championship would mean playing three weeks in a row, so it is more likely that Woods would add the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, contested in Austin, TX the week after Innisbrook and two weeks prior to The Masters.
For now, fans can watch the former No. 1 player in the world in Mexico City.