When we last saw Tiger Woods on the golf course at The Open at Royal Portrush he reminded us of the Tiger of old.
I’m not referring to the Tiger Woods of the year 2000 when he was winning nine events which included three majors but rather the Tiger of circa 2013 when he was dropping to his knees in pain in the middle of the fairway.
Tiger’s back pain looked so bad in Ireland that at one point he had to sit down on the course to tie his shoe because he was physically unable to bend over to do it.
Following his missed cut at The Open he admitted to being sore and said that he needed a few weeks off to rest before the playoffs.
How Tiger is now tying his shoes: pic.twitter.com/0qJ6cg1Ywd
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) July 19, 2019
Some felt that Tiger may simply just shut things down for the remainder of the year with him simply being content with a successful 2019 following his historic win at The Masters back in April.
However, Tiger made the announcement today that he will in fact compete in the first two events of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tiger will return for The Northern Trust August 8 through 11 at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ as well as the BMW Championship at Medinah Aug 14 to 18.
Ready to begin the FedExCup playoffs starting with @TheNTGolf and then the @BMWChamps. Hope to see you there.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 31, 2019
Tiger is currently ranked No.27 in the Fedex Cup standings so he is well positioned to make a return to East Lake in hopes of defending his title at the Tour Championship.
After his win at East Lake in 2018, Tiger ended up finishing second to Justin Rose in the final FedEx Cup standings. As FedEx Cup champion, Rose ended up earning a $10 million payout as a result of his 2018 campaign.
Brooks Koepka is the current leader of the 2019 FedEx Cup standings heading into the playoffs.