The 2017 golf scene was an exciting one for all, however it was missing something. Tiger Woods was absent from the game for much of last year, only participating in two golf tournaments in January and February. He sat the rest of the year out after suffering from his ongoing back problems from a surgery in 2015. The question a lot of golf fans are asking is, what tournaments will Tiger Woods play in this year?
It has been said that Woods will schedule his year around the four major championships and will not participate in the European tour. So, what does that mean for THE PLAYERS Championship? Being in Florida, it seems much more likely that this will be one of the tournaments Tiger Woods makes an appearance at and because of his win in 2013 he is qualified to play this year.
Tiger Woods is one of five golfers who has won THE PLAYERS Championship more than once. Jack Nicklaus is the only golfer to have won the tournament three times. The tournament is played on such a tough Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass that winning once, let alone two times, is a major accomplishment for a professional golfer. Woods hasn’t won the tournament since 2013 and everyone is wondering if he’ll end that five-year draught and come back swinging this year!
So, what does it take to qualify for THE PLAYERS Championship?
Held annually each May at TPC Sawgrass, THE PLAYERS Championship is often referred to as the fifth major. The PGA Tour runs the tournament and only allows a certain number of golfers to qualify.
There are many ways a golfer can qualify for THE PLAYERS Championship, starting with the amount of FedEx Cup points they received the previous year. They must be one of the top 30 players on the previous seasons points list. Another way to qualify is if they have won a Major Championship (Masters, U.S. Open, The Open, PGA Championship) or THE PLAYERS Championship in the past five years. There are many other ways to qualify for THE PLAYERS Championship but this is the one that will get Tiger Woods to TPC Sawgrass this year.
Be There for the Potential Comeback at THE PLAYERS Championship 2018!
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