Woods has no plans to add events to schedule


DUBLIN, Ohio – As Tiger Woods wrapped up his day on Thursday at the Memorial he lamented a familiar theme experienced by golfers everywhere.

“I’m frustrated with the fact that I didn’t hit it like I did either yesterday or warming up this morning,” he said following an opening-round 73 that could have been much worse if not for a 3 under closing nine.

Before that answer he was asked about his ongoing inconsistency, he hasn’t finished inside the top 10 in an official-money PGA Tour event since August 2013, and his decision to play a relatively limited schedule.

He recently announced he will play the U.S. Open, Greenbrier Classic, Open Championship and Quicken Loans National, which he hosts and benefits his foundation.

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Assuming he plays the PGA Championship that’s just five more events the rest of the year if he doesn’t qualify for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and FedEx Cup playoffs (he’s currently 198th on the point list) for a total of 10 events this season. Yet when he was asked about possibly adding more tournaments Woods balked.

“Look at my schedule. There will be a lot more coming up,” he said.

Woods didn’t qualify for either the WGC-Match Play or WGC-Cadillac Championship and was unable to play last month’s Wells Fargo Championship because it was the same week as Tiger Jam, a celebrity event in Las Vegas that also benefits his foundation.

“I wasn’t in a lot of these events. Just the way the schedule worked out,” said Woods, who has played the Tour-minimum 15 events just three times since 2008. “Now I’m able to start playing a little bit more. I’ve got a full schedule coming up, which will be great.”