AKRON, Ohio – Given his current situation there’s little chance Tiger Woods is concerned with his position on the FedEx Cup points list, but given the fast-approaching playoffs, there is an outside chance he may adjust his playing schedule in an 11th-hour post-season push.
Woods – sidelined since May’s Players Championship with a left knee and Achilles’ tendon injury – has slipped to 135th on the FedEx Cup points list with just three regular-season events remaining. The top 125 after the Wyndham Championship qualify for The Barclays in New Jersey, the first of four post-season events.
According to the PGA Tour, Woods needs a seventh-place finish, two 24th place finishes or three 40th-place finishes to advance to the playoffs. He’s currently scheduled to play this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which he has won seven times, and next week’s PGA Championship, but officials at the regular-season ending Wyndham are considering the possibility he might play the North Carolina event for the first time.
“I’m going to go ahead and print 10,000 extra tickets and, if I have to, just sit on them (if Woods doesn’t play),” said Mark Brazil, the Wyndham’s tournament director.
Woods suggested on Tuesday that he is not averse to mixing up his schedule given his limited play this year (six events), confirming on Tuesday that he considered playing last week’s Greenbrier Classic before ultimately being advised against it by his doctors.