SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Tiger Woods has committed to playing next week's Wyndham Championship for the first time, the PGA Tour announced via Twitter.
Although Woods committed to the event before Friday’s deadline, which was 30 minutes after play was halted in the second round at Whistling Straits, he can still withdraw before Thursday’s opening round. His agent, Mark Steinberg with Excel Sports Management, said Woods will take the weekend to decide if he will play the Greensboro, N.C., event.
“I don’t think it's 100 percent,” Steinberg said. “He will take the next couple of days to assess and we’ve been in contact with the Tour and [Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil] and the sponsor and we will give them a firm determination once things settle down the next couple of days.”
Woods suggested two weeks ago at the Quicken Loans National that he would consider playing the Wyndham, the last regular-season event before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs, depending on how he played this week at Whistling Straits.
Woods is currently 187th on the FedEx Cup point list. The top 125 advance to the first postseason stop, and Woods is currently 279 points shy of No. 125.
He would need to win or finish alone in second place at the Wyndham Championship to crack the top 125.
Brazil recently told GolfChannel.com that he has contingency plans in place if Woods plays his event, including added security and a larger media center.
“If I play well, I play well and I'll play in more events,” Woods said after his opening-round 75 at Whistling Straits. “If I don't, then I have more time to practice and get ready for the following events for next season and obviously some of the things I do on a global level.”