IT’S been a horror season for Tiger Woods, but the 14-times Major winner can salvage something special with a win at the Wyndham Championship – a spot in the playoffs.
You may not believe it, but with a victory or solo second at this week’s US PGA Tour event, Woods can crack into the top 124 players on the FedEx Cup points race and earn a spot in the field at The Barclays – the first playoff event.
“It’s going to be a lot of irons off the tee, but it wasn’t the case because it’s so wet,” Woods said. “Balls are plugging. Lot of mud balls out there.”
Woods – 187th on the points list – is a roughie, and history says it’s a long shot. In 21014, only one player outside the top 125 – Sang-Moon Bae – grabbed a spot in the playoffs. A 14th-place tie helped him jump from No. 126 to No. 120.
“If I don’t win this event,” Woods said, “I’ll have my offseason early.”