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Tiger Woods committed to playing the opening event of the Fed-Ex Cup
Tiger Woods committed to playing the opening event of the Fed-Ex Cup
Tiger Woods committed to playing the opening event of the Fed-Ex Cup
Golf Tiger Woods committed to playing the opening event of the Fed-Ex Cup

Tiger Woods committed to playing the opening event of the Fed-Ex Cup

Tiger Woods has committed to playing the opening event of the Fed-Ex Cup players as he looks to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championships. Woods confirmed that he would take part in the Northern Trust from August 20th. The 44-year-old’s appearance is only his fifth of 2020 and third since golf’s coronavirus-enforced shutdown, with Woods currently 47th in the FedExCup standings with three events left in the season.

In a short statement on Twitter, Woods tweeted: “Excited to head to Boston for @TheNTGolf and start the #FedExCup Playoffs.” Woods won the Northern Trust Open in 2006 but has played in it only twice since 2013. He tied for 15th in the 2018 edition before retiring last year due to injury.

Woods, a 15-time major champion has won the FedExCup in 2007 and 2009 is part of a star-studded line-up that contains reigning FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy and current FedExCup leader Justin Thomas. Only the top-125 players in the FedExCup standings are eligible to feature in the playoff opener, with the top-70 progressing to the BMW Championship before only the top-30 move onto the season finale at East Lake from September 4-7.

Woods who has played just 20 rounds since last October has said that hes been training for the prospect of playing three tournaments in a row. Should Woods play all three play-off events then it would be the first time he played in three consecutive weeks since the same period in 2018, when he rounded off his season by ending a five-year winless run and claiming his 80th of 82 PGA Tour titles.

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