News & ToursAugust 17, 2015

Tiger Woods confirms he will play in this week's Wyndham Championship for the first time

Turns out, Tiger Woods' season isn't over just yet after all.

After committing to play at this week's Wyndham Championship at Friday's deadline, Woods confirmed on Monday that he'll actually tee it up at the Greensboro event for the first time. Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, sent the following email to ESPN.com:

"We discussed it in detail over the weekend. It was not appropriate to confirm during the PGA Championship. Tiger has heard great things about the event and is looking forward to the week."

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Woods is coming off a missed cut at the PGA Championship, his third consecutive missed cut at a major in what has been a second straight disappointing year. In his previous two regular PGA Tour events, though, he has shown some glimpses of improvement. At The Greenbrier Classic, Woods led the field in proximity to the hole on approach shots and finished T-32. At the event he hosts, the Quicken Loans National, Woods opened 68-66 before finishing T-18.

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Woods' decision to play in the Wyndham Championship, the final regular season event of the PGA Tour's 2014-15 campaign, is somewhat of a surprise. Woods is currently 187th on the FedEx Cup points list and he's 290 points behind current playoff bubble boy, Charl Schwartzel. That means he'll need a win and the 500 FedEx Cup points that go with it (A solo second would earn 300 points, but would almost certainly leave Woods a few points short) to earn a spot in the postseason.


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