Wondering about the Tiger Woods 2020 schedule? So are we. So which tournaments will he play during the 2019-20 PGA Tour season? As soon as any changes are made, you will be able to read about them right here…
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Tiger Woods 2020 schedule: Where has he played so far?
Since then, Woods has had a fifth operation on his knee.
Woods began his 2020 at the familiar Torrey Pines where he finished in a tie for 9th in hat was a strong performance on his first outing of the year.
At his own event hosting duties seemed to take their toll and despite making the cut he finished bottom of the pile over the weekend.
Tiger Woods 2020 schedule: Where will he play next?
Having already pulled out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a back problem, Woods has decided to skip the Players Championship.
He tweeted: “It was not an easy decision. I have to listen to my body and properly rest when needed. My back is simply not ready. I’m sad to miss one of the best events of the season, OUR championship.”
It was not an easy decision, but I will not be attending @THEPLAYERSChamp. I have to listen to my body and properly rest when needed. My back is simply just not ready for play next week. I'm sad to miss one of the best events of the season, OUR Championship.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 6, 2020
Agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN that his “back [is] just not ready” and that it’s “not concerning long term, just not ready”.
Woods didn’t mention what’s next, so unless he plans on entering the Valspar Championship, the Texas Open or, err, the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, it looks like the WGC-Match Play is the only time we’ll Woods before his Masters defence at Augusta.
Aside from the majors, Woods is signed up for the JP McManus Pro-Am in July. The event, which features a star-studded field, will be held at the 2026 Ryder Cup venue, Adare Manor.
Tiger Woods 2020 schedule: Anything else?
Tiger has previously expressed an interest in qualifying for the Olympics.
“Making the Olympic team is a big goal,” the 15-times major champion told Reuters. “I don’t see myself having too many opportunities other than next year.”
The top 15 in the world rankings on June 22, 2020, will qualify, with a maximum of four from each country. The remaining 45 spots will go to the highest-ranked players from countries that do not already have two golfers qualified. And Woods sees this as his best chance to claim that elusive gold medal.
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“Four years from now, at the next Olympic Games, I’ll be 48 years old,” he added. “To be one of the top Americans at that age is going to be tough.
“I went to my first Olympic Games when it was in Los Angeles [in 1984]. So now to have the opportunity to be a part of the Olympics, because golf in my lifetime wasn’t a part of the Olympics, is an important aspect for us and the growth of the game. The game has become so global, and so reaching, that I think the Olympic Games is a great extension of that and I’d like to be a part of it.”
Meanwhile, one of our favourite Twitter accounts, Tiger Tracker, laid out which events they expect Tiger to play in 2020…
Tiger’s possible schedule for 2020. These are obvious, but it’s 15 w/out Olympics. Seems like too many.
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) December 18, 2019
If we were gamblers – and we are – we would guess that from this point onwards he would lose the St Jude from that list, and he may not even qualify for the FedEx Cup Play-offs or make the playing squads for the Olympics or Ryder Cup. (And if we’re being pedantic, the Zozo Championship and Hero World Challenge are part of the 2021 schedule.) Still, it’s fun to guess, isn’t it?
Tiger Woods 2020 schedule: Exemptions
Woods’ victory in last year’s Masters means he has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour so can enter any tournament in 2020.
Woods’ 10-year US Open exemption ran out in 2018, but that win at Augusta gets him in for another five years.
Tiger Woods 2020 schedule: Results and entries
October 20: The Challenge (Narashino Country Club, Japan) 2
October 24-27: Zozo Championship (Narashino Country Club, Japan) 1
December 4-7: Hero Challenge (Albany Golf Course, Bahamas) 4
December 12-15: Presidents Cup (Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Australia) Team USA win
January 23-26: Farmers Insurance Open (Torrey Pines Golf Club, California) T9
February 13-16: Genesis Open (Riviera Country Club, California) 68
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Tiger Woods 2020 schedule: Unconfirmed entries
April 9-12: The Masters (Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia)
May 14-17: PGA Championship (TPC Harding Park, California)
June 18-21: US Open (Winged Foot Golf Club, New York)
July 16-19: The Open (Royal St George’s Golf Club, England)