LEMONT, Ill. – This third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs should feel like a home game for Tiger Woods.
The Southern Californian tees it up in today’s start of the BMW Championship knowing he needs to finish among the top five at week’s end to advance to the Tour Championship, the playoff finale.
Woods, a five-time winner at Cog Hill, has a run of 11 consecutive rounds in the 60s here. In fact, he hasn’t shot anything higher than a 68 at Cog Hill since the first round in 2006.
“This is the first Tour event I ever made the cut in,” Woods said.
Woods can make some FedEx Cup history if he advances to the Tour Championship. In the FedEx Cup’s short four-year history, no player ranked outside the top 100 at the start of the playoffs has ever advanced to the Tour Championship. Woods opened at 112th on the points list.