Tiger Woods to Play in Greensboro PGA Tour Event for First Time

  • Woods needs 279 points to qualify for FedEx Cup playoffs
  • Former No. 1 golfer is now ranked 278th in the world

Tiger Woods will play in next week’s U.S. PGA Tour event in Greensboro, North Carolina, the first time he’ll compete in the tournament as he seeks to qualify for the season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Woods, the No. 278 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, is 186th in the FedEx Cup points standings and currently needs 279 points to move into the top 125 in order to qualify. A tournament victory is worth 500 points, while second place earns 300.

The four-tournament playoffs begin Aug. 27 at the Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, and end with the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta on Sept. 24-27.

Woods, 39, currently is playing at the PGA Championship in Wisconsin, where he’s in danger of missing the 36-hole cut. He was 4 over par with five holes left when the second round was halted Friday by a thunderstorm, two shots beyond the projected cut.

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