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Woods commits to Honda Classic

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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 22: Grant Moorhead of New Zealand plays his approach at Clearwater Golf Course on January 22, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)  - 

Tiger Woods will play in the Honda Classic, the 14-time major winner confirmed Tuesday.

The tournament, played March 1-4 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is near Woods' home on Jupiter Island.

'I heard great things about the Honda Classic,” Woods said in a release. “Now that I live here I want to play whenever possible. (Jack Nicklaus’) involvement in the tournament and the benefits to the local community are also important.'

Woods has never played in the event as a pro, but missed the cut as a 17-year-old amateur in 1993, when he shot 72-78 at Weston Hills.

The Honda will be sandwiched between two World Golf Championships – next week's Accenture Match Play and the Cadillac Championship at Doral. Woods will play in all three as he prepares for the Masters.