Tiger Woods Will Play In Fed-Ex Play-Offs

Ruben Hill
August 2, 2019

Tiger Woods committed Wednesday to competing in two FedExCup events in August, beginning with The Northern Trust on Aug. 8 and turning around a week later to play in the BMW Championship.

The Zozo Championship will begin just three days after McIlroy and Woods will compete in a skins game along with Australia's Jason Day and Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club outside of Tokyo, according to a report by ESPN. The four-time major-winner was world number one for 95 weeks between 2012 to 2015.

The only other time in 2019 that Woods has played in consecutive events was when he followed a tie for 15th in the Genesis Open with a top 10 in the WGC-Mexico Championship in February.

Woods has played a very limited schedule since capturing his fifth green jacket last April at Augusta National, snapping a major win drought dating to 2008 and serving notice he had completed his fightback following multiple back surgeries.

"So it's understanding how much I can play, prepping how much I do at home and getting ready". "We've got the playoffs coming up, and anything can happen". If it wasn't for [Justin Rose's] little break there at the bunker, it could have been interesting. "And after that then have a break".

Woods is now 27th in the standings and needs to remain inside the top 30 to be eligible to play at East Lake.

McIlroy, the world number three, is now ranked second on the FedExCup points list.

This season, the PGA Tour is using a different format at the Tour Championship that will not have a regular tournament victor but only an overall FedEx Cup champion based on a stroke-based seeding system.

Woods ended his stay at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the Open Championship on a high note by firing a 1-under-par 70, but it wasn't enough for him to overcome the 7-over-par 78 he kicked his tournament off with.

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