Here's where Tiger Woods will likely play this year
Due to continued health issues and schedule changes as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tiger Woods played in just nine PGA Tour events in 2020. He registered just one top-10 finish in those events, a tie for ninth in his first tournament of the season (Farmers Insurance Open) with a tie for 37th in the PGA Championship his next best showing. Entering 2021 and now 45 years old, Tiger is still tied wtih Sam Snead for the most career PGA Tour wins and he's three behind Jack Nicklaus with 15 major championships.
Woods has always been selective of the events in which he plays, especially now with all of the health issues he has been dealing with. Here's an educated guess on when Tiger should be expected to spike TV ratings and turn up the roars in the gallery.
(UPDATED Feb. 24)
When is Tiger Woods' next tournament? Here's how his 2021 PGA Tour schedule could shape up.
• After being seriously injured in a one-car, rollover accident in California on Feb. 23, Tiger underwent extensive surgery on his lower right leg and ankle.
• Because of the extent of his injuries, there's no telling when Tiger will return to PGA Tour competition.
—2020 TOURNAMENTS THAT TIGER WOODS PLAYED IN
Farmers Insurance Open
La Jolla, California — Jan. 23-26
As he has done often in his career, Tiger opened his season at Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times in his career, including the 2008 U.S. Open.
• Result: Tiger tied for ninth (-9), six shots behind winner Marc Leishman
Pacific Palisades, Calif. — Feb. 13-16
Tiger served as host for the Genesis Invitational, the first year this longstanding event on the PGA Tour was played as an invitational.
• Result: Tiger finished 68th (+11), 22 shots behind winner Adam Scott.
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Dublin, Ohio — July 16-19
In his first action in five months, Tiger struggled with his driving but managed to make the cut and played four inconsistent rounds at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
• Result: Tiger finished tied for 40th (+6), 15 strokes behind winner Jon Rahm.
San Francisco — Aug. 6-9
Tiger struggled with his game, especially his putting, at TPC Harding Park, but he made the cut and posted and posted two sub-par rounds in the first major of the season, including a final-round 67 (3-under).
• Result: Tiger finished tied for 37th (-1), 12 shots behind first-time major winner Collin Morikawa.
The Northern Trust
Norton, Mass. — Aug. 20-23
Tiger struggled to make the cut at TPC Boston but finished the first FedEx Cup playoff event by shooting five-under (66) on Sunday, giving him momentum headed into the BMW Championship.
• Result: Tiger finished tied for 58th (-6), 24 shots behind winner Dustin Johnson.
Olympia Fields, Ill. — Aug. 27-30
Tiger posted four rounds over par at Olympia Fields Country Club, although he saved his best round (1-over 71) for Sunday. Tiger's struggles in the first two FedEx Cup playoff events left him 63rd in the standings, well shy of the making the cut (top 30) for the TOUR Championship.
• Result: Tiger finished tied for 51st (+11), 15 shots behind eventual winner Jon Rahm (-4), who beat Dustin Johnson in a sudden-death playoff.
Mamaroneck, N.Y. — Sept. 17-20
Tiger struggled in his two rounds at famed Winged Foot Golf Club, particularly with a 7-over 77 on Friday, missing the cut line (+6) by four strokes.
• Result: Tiger shot 10-over for his first two rounds, missing the cut in the second major of the season.
The Zozo Championship @ Sherwood
Thousand Oaks, Calif. — Oct. 22-25
The defending champion of the event, Tiger got off to a rough start (+4 in the first round) and never was in contention at Sherwood Country Club.
• Result: Tiger tied for 72nd at -1 overall, 22 shots behind winner Patrick Cantlay.
Augusta, Ga. — Nov. 12-15
Tiger returned to Augusta National to defending his green jacket in the rescheduled Masters. He was in contention after the first round but shot 5-over over the final three rounds and simply couldn't keep pace with the leaders.
• Result: Tiger tied for 38th (-1), 19 shots behind winner Dustin Johnson.