Woods, McIlroy to face off in three straight events starting next week

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Tiger Woods is beginning his run-up to the Masters in the same three events as his new friend and rival Rory McIlroy.
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Series: PGA Tour

Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 3:23 p.m.

JUPITER, Fla. -- Tiger Woods is filling out his schedule on the road to the Masters with a pair of World Golf Championships and his new hometown event.

Woods will play next week in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, the first of three straight tournaments, according to his website. He also will play the following week near his home at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and then the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

Woods says it's a busy stretch and he wants to keep playing well.

He hasn't played since winning at Torrey Pines three weeks ago. He played the Honda Classic last year for the first time as a pro and finished second behind Rory McIlroy. Woods moved from the Orlando area to Jupiter, Fla., a year ago.

Joining Woods in all three of those tournaments will be McIlroy, who hasn’t played since both he missed the cut in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in mid-January. Woods also missed the cut in Abu Dhabi, but returned to the United States the next week and won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.