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If Tiger Woods is not careful, he might be forced to miss out on his own event, the Chevron World Challenge, in December.

If Tiger Woods is not careful, he might be forced to miss out on his own event, the Chevron World Challenge, at the end of the year.

While the former world number one has confirmed he will play in the Frys.com Open in Calfornia at the start of October, another Californian event later in the year – one he happens to host – could end up putting him in a tough situation.

Only the top 50 in the world are allowed to play in the Chevron World Challenge, taking place 1 – 4 December in Thousand Oaks, California, and Woods, currently ranked 38th, is in danger of falling even further down the rankings before the Chevron’s September 20 cutoff point.

It all depends how certain players go in the remaining FedEx Cup playoff events, as well as a couple of European Tour events.

Tournament director Greg McLaughlin said he is confident Woods will be in the top 50 when the times comes, and that they haven’t considered taken any steps to ensure he gains entry, like for example relinquishing the world ranking requirement.

“We haven’t contemplated anything relative to that at all,” he said.

“We’re confident he’s going to be in the top 50 and will be eligible to play.”

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