Boston-Bound: Tiger Woods Commits to The Northern Trust

Tiger Woods 2020 PGA Championship
Tiger Woods looks on from the 16th tee during the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on Aug 9, 2020 in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Tiger Woods confirmed his plans to tee it up at TPC Boston for the opening leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Woods announced his plans to play in The Northern Trust via his Twitter account on Friday morning.

“Excited to head to Boston for The Northern Trust and start the FedExCup Playoffs,” tweeted Woods.

For Woods, it marks the third consecutive year he’s committed to competing for The Northern Trust trophy, although it will be the first time it’s been contested in Boston, where he once acted as host of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Woods got his 2020 season off to a nice start with a win in Japan at the inaugural Zozo Championship during the Asian swing portion of the wraparound schedule.

Since claiming career victory No. 82, however, Woods has teed it up just four more times in official PGA Tour events with a top-10 finish at Torrey Pines his best showing. His three other starts were mixed at best: 68th (Riviera), T40 (Memorial), and T37 (PGA).

Despite the lack of starts, and mediocre results, Woods sits at a solid 47th in the FedEx Cup standings, and appears in good position to move on to the second leg of the postseason (top 70) at the BMW Championship.

To qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship, however, Woods will need to post a top 10 or better in one of the first two events. A pair of top-20s would also potentially punch his ticket to East Lake as well.

Golf.com was the first to report this news.

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