Will Tiger Woods play at Medinah, and what does he need to make FedEx Cup?
Tiger Woods says he will attempt to play in the BMW Championship at Medinah this week as he battles for much-needed FedEx Cup points.
Woods withdrew after the opening round of the Northern Trust last week, citing an oblique strain.
However, he has confirmed that he will be back on the course sooner than is perhaps ideal – and with good reason.
“I feel good,” Woods told Golfweek. “Feel a lot better than I felt last week. Felt good this morning so I thought I’d give it a go.”
Woods won the FedEx Cup last year but is in serious danger of missing out on the finals entirely this time around.
He currently sits at 38th in the rankings, with only the top 30 qualifying for the Tour Championship.
Tiger Woods has arrived at Medinah and is scheduled to play with C.T. Pan and Billy Horschel at 12:54 p.m. ET on Thursday and 9:37 a.m. ET on Friday. pic.twitter.com/XePQ8EQRQR
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) August 13, 2019
That means that he will most likely need a strong performance in Medinah, with a top ten finish probably required to get him ti Atlanta.
Woods will tee off on Thursday with Billy Horschel and C.T. Pan.
On this day in 2008: Ryder Cup misery in Louisville for Nick Faldo’s Europe
Faldo was heavily criticised for his tactics in the closing singles.
Lucas Glover edges past Patrick Cantlay to claim back-to-back Tour wins
Glover, 43, ultimately claimed victory with a par on the 18th hole playoff after Cantlay found water off the tee.
Lilia Vu wins second major as Charley Hull comes up short despite stunning eagle
American Vu added the Women’s Open title to her Chevron Championship.
Lucas Glover holds onto lead in Memphis with Tommy Fleetwood two strokes behind
Glover said it was a scrappy day but he got ‘a lot out of’ what he had.
Charley Hull shares lead with Lilia Vu heading into final day of Women’s Open
The pair are nine under for the tournament.
On This Day in 2007 – Tiger Woods claims 13th major with victory in Oklahoma
The world number one successfully defended his US PGA Championship title.
Ally Ewing out to emulate Brian Harman with Open win
The pair share their southern roots, passion for hunting and college teams named the Bulldogs.
Ally Ewing storms clear during second round of AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath
At 10 under par Ewing enjoyed a five-shot lead over compatriot Andrea Lee and Japan’s Minami Katsu.
Jordan Spieth leads by one after first round of FedEx St Jude Championship
England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai are the best of the British contingent, closing out Thursday on four under par.
Rory McIlroy delighted with Tiger Woods’ role on PGA Tour’s policy board
Woods, 47, has not played since withdrawing from April’s Masters and concedes his playing opportunities will be extremely limited going forward.