Status quo for Woods schedule


If Tiger Woods’ play this weekend at the Dubai Desert Classic is any indication, he carded his second consecutive Sunday 75 to tie for 20th place, the best fix right now is more repetitions, but that is not looking very likely.

Asked if he was optimistic Woods would add the Honda Classic to his schedule, executive director Ken Kennerly didn’t appear to be holding out much hope, “(We) have not heard, and frankly I doubt it, but it certainly would be welcomed news to go with our otherwise great field,” texted Kennerly, whose field will include world Nos. 1 Lee Westwood and 7 Rory McIlroy.

If that’s the case, Woods likely has two more stroke-play events on his schedule before the Masters, the WGC-Cadillac Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Depending on how he plays at Doral and Bay Hill, Woods could have as few as eight stroke-play Tour rounds on the books heading down Magnolia Lane, the fewest he’s had in his career outside of 2009 and 2010 when he was returning from injury and scandal.