Tiger Woods has committed to play in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship next week at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Marana, Ariz., he announced Tuesday. A three-time winner of the event, he previously won titles in 2003, 2004 and 2008.
This marks the third year the tournament will be held at the Jack Nicklaus-designed, 7,849-yard, par-72 course. In 2009, Geoff Ogilvy defeated Paul Casey, 4 and 3, and in 2010, Ian Poulter downed Casey, 4 and 2.
Woods' victories came at the La Costa Resort & Spa in 2003 and 2004, when he beat David Toms, 2 and 1, and Davis Love III, 3 and 2. In 2008, Woods downed Stewart Cink, 8 and 7 at The Gallery at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.
Woods did not compete last year in the tournament, staged in the foothills above Tucson. His last appearance was in 2009, when -- coming off major knee surgery -- he won his first-round match against Brendan Jones of Australia but lost in the second round to Tim Clark of South Africa.
The third-ranked Woods has played in two events in 2011. He tied for 44th at the Farmers Insurance Open and tied for 20th last Sunday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.