This will be the second time the worlds No. 1 ranked player has played Doral, the first being in 1998. He tied for ninth, exiting the scene with a memorable fairway bunker shot to a foot.
Woods originally wasnt scheduled to compete on the PGA Tour until the Bay Hill Invitational, March 14-17 in his hometown of Orlando. But, following a surprising first-round loss in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, he decided to make the trip south.
Woods is coming off a disappointing West Coast swing. He tied for 10th at the Mercedes Championships, tied for 12th at Pebble Beach, tied for fifth in the Buick Invitational, and lost 2-and-1 to Peter OMalley at La Costa.
Tiger will be seeking his first tour victory since the WGC-NEC Invitational in August ' eight starts ago.