He was, however, widely expected to be at Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he claimed eight of his 79 Tour victories. He missed the cut the next time out after a second-round 76 at the Genesis Open at Riviera. He can not mathematically qualify for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas and it is highly unlikely that he'll play the Shell Houston Open the week prior to going to Augusta.
Tiger Woods is adding another tournament as he tries to ready his game for the Masters. For the sake of comparison, in his last two truly healthy years (2012-13) Woods also played five tournaments prior to the Masters.
"I watched him a little last week and he looks really good", Feherty told Omnisport on Friday.
Woods noted after the Honda Classic that he needs to get stronger and sharper before driving down Magnolia Lane.
Tiger Woods may only be three starts into his PGA Tour return but some experts feel the former world number one has shown he still has what it takes to make a meteoric rise up the rankings. "If he can play well in the run-up to the Masters, I think it will be an amazingly compelling event", he said. Get back in the gym and keep it strong.
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"It means keep building my body, keep building towards April. And I feel like I'm right on track for that".
The Valspar Championships suddenly has a fairly loaded field with names like Justin Rose, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in addition to Woods.
The Valspar Championship often gets overlooked in the Florida swing because it competes for players against the Honda Classic and Arnold Palmer Invitational, and previously a World Golf Championship at Doral.
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