It appears like Tiger Woods isn’t quite ready for his season to end yet. Shortly after play was called in the second round of the PGA Championship, the PGA Tour tweeted that Woods had committed to next week’s Wyndham Championship, the last regular season event on the schedule.
However, he revealed on Saturday morning after posting a one-over 73 that he’s not 100% certain that he will tee it up in Greensboro, but if he does, it will be the first time in his career that he’ll make a start there.
“I’m just going to sit back and I’ll go through with my team, we’ll talk about it, what I need to do and see if that’s the right move or not,” he said. “We’ll decide next couple days.”
Woods is currently one-over through 13 holes in the second round and four-over total, which puts him two shots outside of the cutline. Good news is he made weekend play for the second straight major due to weather delays! Bad news is that it is the third straight major where he’s missed the cut.
“The confidence is growing quickly,” said Woods. “That’s the fun part. I’m hitting shots and able to hit shots that I haven’t been able to hit in years and that’s nice again. And to have the control that I need to have going forward, it’s starting to come back, which is nice.
“I just need to get more consistent in tournament golf. Only way you can do that is by playing, and as I said, I have a lot of golf to be played around the world.”
Woods is currently no. 187 in the FedEx Cup points standings. For him to advance to the post-season, he will likely need a win at the Wyndham or possibly a solo second place to earn the necessary points. If he tees it up, though, it’s not per se about making the playoffs.
“I think it’s more just building,” he said. “People keep asking me this week: Is it your season, your season? No, it’s not really about the season, it’s about the year.
“I know that we have a different — I haven’t quite come to grips with the whole none calendar season yet, this whole wrap around thing, so for me I still consider it a year. And I still have plenty of golf to be played for the rest of the year. And as I said, on a global level.”