Welsh Open champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will compete at the World Grand Prix ranking event in Wales next month.
O'Sullivan, 40, qualified for the tournament after his 9-5 victory over Neil Robertson in Cardiff on Sunday.
The World Grand Prix will take place in Llandudno, north Wales, from 8 to 13 March.
O'Sullivan suffered defeated in last year's final, losing 10-7 to Judd Trump.
After the World Grand Prix, just two ranking events - the Players Championship and China Open - will remain before the season-ending World Championship in Sheffield.
Englishman O'Sullivan recently said he is "not really bothered" about the Crucible event and will "treat it like a vacation".