The venue is the closest on the PGA Tour to Woods' palatial residence and it also signals the well-being of the 14-time Major winner is back on track following spine fusion surgery to tackle competing full-time.
It means also it will be the first occasion Woods will have played back-to-back anywhere in the world since 2015 in contesting the PGA Championship and then making his debut a week later in the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.
News Woods has committed to the Honda Classic was released as the 14-time Major winner was nearing the turn on day two of the Genesis Open in suburban L.A.
“I think it would be a great sign if I do play. I think it would be a smart sign if I didn’t play,” Woods said earlier in the week from Riviera, where he was battling to make the cut on the course where he made his first tour start as a 16-year-old amateur.
The last time Woods contested the Honda Classic was in 2014 but then had to withdraw after 13 holes of the final round due to back spasm.
He soon after underwent his first of four back surgeries.
Tiger Woods has committed to playing in the Honda Classic next week
At the start of his five-win season in 2013, Woods finished T37 at the Honda, after tying for second a year earlier.
And he will head to the Honda Classic looking to win the event for a first time.