Tiger Woods' Schedule: Predicting His Next Tournament in 2020

Here's where Tiger Woods will likely play this year

It was an abbreviated but productive schedule for Tiger in 2019 — his 13 appearances at PGA Tour events (plus his Hero World Challenge) included his 15th major championship victory (at The Masters) and his record-tying 82nd career PGA Tour win (at the ZOZO Championship). He also captained the 2019 U.S. Presidents Cup team to a thrilling and emotional win in Melbourne in December to cap a resurgent year in Tiger-ville.

 

The 15-time major champion has always been selective of the events in which he plays. With the assumption that Woods will remain healthy and competitive, here's an educated guess on when Tiger should be expected to spike TV ratings and turn up the roars in the gallery.

 

(UPDATED July 9)

 

When is Tiger Woods' next tournament? Here's how his 2020 PGA Tour schedule has/could shape up.

 

• Tiger announced on July 9 on Twitter that he would return to action for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, which will take place July 16-19 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, after being escheduled from early June. Tiger has won the Memorial five times, the most recent coming in 2012.

 

 

• This will mark Tiger's first PGA Tour event since The Genesis Invitational Feb. 16-19. Tiger missed the next four events, including The Players Championship (which was canceled after the first round) before the PGA Tour halted action due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tiger has not played in any of the four tournaments that have been held since the PGA Tour resumed action on June 11, and he's not entered in this weekend's Workday Charity Open, which also will be held at Muirfield Village GC.

 

• Tiger's entry into the Memorial comes just three weeks before the first major of the season, the rescheduled PGA Championship (Aug. 6-9) at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Three of the four majors were assigned new dates as part of a revised schedule, and assuming he's healthy, Tiger will likely play in all of those and remaining big tournaments, including the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

 

—PREVIOUS 2020 TOURNAMENTS

 

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Maui, Hawaii — Jan. 2-5

Tiger hasn't played in this winners-only event since 2005, instead opting to hang with family and friends.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

Sony Open in Hawaii

Honolulu — Jan. 9-12

Tiger made it 0-for-2 in the Islands once again in 2020.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

The American Express

La Quinta, California — Jan. 16-19

Tiger passed on playing in the Phil Mickelson-hosted tournament to get ready for his 2020 debut at Torrey Pines.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

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

 

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Jan. 30-Feb. 2
After playing the previous week and finishing in the top 10 in the Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger took the next week off to focus on his next tournament, the Genesis Invitational.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Pebble Beach, Calif. — Feb. 6-9
Although he enjoys playing at Pebble Beach and would have probably enjoyed the opportunity to catch with some of his celebrity friends who took part in the pro-am, Tiger skipped this event to get ready for the Genesis Invitational, which he was hosting.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

Genesis Invitational

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.

 

WGC-Mexico Championship

Naucalpan, Mexico — Feb. 20-23
After playing in and hosting the Genesis Invitational, Tiger opted not to participate in the first World Golf Championships (WGC) event of 2020.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

Honda Classic

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Feb. 27-March 1
For the second straight year, Tiger skipped what is essentially his hometown tournament.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Orlando, Fla. — March 5-8
An eight-time winner of this prestigious event, Tiger was not able to play due to back issues.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

The Players Championship

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. — March 12-15
A two-time winner of the PGA Tour's flagship event, Tiger was not able to enter the tournament due to back issues. Following the first round, The Players Championship and subsequent events were canceled by the PGA Tour due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

• Result: Tiger did not enter, the tournament was canceled after the first round.

 

Charles Schwab Challenge

Forth Worth, Texas — June 11-14
After a nearly three-month hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tiger did not join his tourmates for the restart in Texas.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

RBC Heritage
Hilton Head Island, S.C. — June 18-21
Although Tiger's yacht was reportedly in the area, he did not disembark to play in the rescheduled (from April 16-19) event at Harbour Town Golf Links.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

Travelers Championship

Cromwell, Conn. — June 25-28

Tiger did not make the trip to New England to play in this event.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

Rocket Mortgage Classic
Detroit — July 2-5

Tiger did not spend the 4th of July weekend in the Motor City for this rescheduled (from May 28-31) tournament. The Rocket Mortgage Classic replaced the Quicken Loans National/AT&T National on the PGA Tour schedule, an event Tiger has hosted previously.

• Result: Tiger did not play.

 

Workday Charity Open

Dublin, Ohio — July 9-12

Tiger will miss the first of back-to-back events held at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

• Result: Tiger did not enter.

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