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Tiger Woods Reportedly Makes Decision On 2019 Schedule

Tiger Woods smiles at a press conference.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25: Tiger Woods of the United States attends a press ocnference ahead of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 25, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods has reportedly made a decision on the start of his 2019 golf schedule.

ESPN is reporting that the star golfer will not be beginning his season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

Woods had qualified for the tournament by winning the Tour Championship in September.

From ESPN.com:

After considerable speculation that he might play the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the first time since 2005, sources said Woods has elected to forego the tournament he qualified for by winning the Tour Championship in September.

Woods could still change his mind and has until Friday at the close of business to enter the tournament played annually at the Kapalua Resort on Maui. He has made no public statement, nor is he required to; a commitment is essentially the process by which players are required to enter PGA Tour events.

Woods' 2018 season was one of his most-exciting in recent memory and he heads into 2019 with serious optimism.

The star golfer is reportedly most likely to begin his year at the Farmers Insurance Open, which begins Jan. 24 at Torrey Pines.

Woods had said at the end of 2018 that he played in too many tournaments and would be taking a different approach in 2019.

"I'm not going to play as many as I did this year,'' Woods said. "I played in too many this year, and that was from adding an event because I missed the cut at [the Genesis Open] to qualifying to get into Akron [the Bridgestone Invitational]. Who knew that I could make it through all the playoff events? So all those events took a toll. I won't be playing as much as I did [in 2018].''