Tiger names Frys as next event

Former world number one Tiger Woods has confirmed he will play in the Frys.com Open in the USPGA’s Fall series.

Tiger Woods has confirmed that his next event this year will be the Frys.com Open in California on October 6-9.

The American failed to qualify for the season-ending FedEx Cup play-offs after missing the cut at the USPGA Championship and at the request of Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples, who, well ahead of time, had already named Woods as a team member – “to end speculation and prevent controversy” – Woods has entered the Frys tournament.

The event is one of four on the US PGA Tour’s Fall series which was added on to the PGA Tour some year’s ago to give those player’s missing out on the FedEx Cup series the chance to earn additional prize money and in some instances the chance to retain their Tour cards for the following season.

Couples selected Woods on condition that he play in at least one tournament prior to his arrival in Australia where the entire US team has been asked to play in the Australian Open in Sydney from November 10-13 before moving on to the Presidents Cup a week later in Melbourne.

Woods had returned after three months out with knee and Achilles tendon injuries to finish 37th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational before he went on to miss ther cut at The PGA a week later.

Woods has had just two top 10 finishes in eight starts in 2011 and has dropped from top of the world rankings list last October to his current position of 38th.

“I always enjoy competing in my home state and this tournament (The Frys) fits my schedule perfectly,” Woods said on his website.

“One of my goals this year was to participate in a tournament I hadn’t played before and now I will.”

The Frys.com Open is staged at the CordeValle Golf Club near San Jose.

Woods had already announced that he would play in the Australian Open in Sydney from November 10-13 – the Presidents Cup then takes place shortly after in Melbourne.