Tiger Woods' Schedule: Predicting His Next Tournament in 2019

Here's where Tiger Woods has and will likely play in 2019

Tiger Woods played in 18 PGA Tour and official worldwide events in 2018, by far the most he’s played in a single season since 2013. Tiger also played in the Ryder Cup near Paris, The Match against Phil Mickelson in Las Vegas and the 18-player Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Knock on a 3-wood for luck, but the 43-year-old looks healthy and ready to return to a “normal” schedule.


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 Aug. 26)


When is Tiger Woods' next tournament? Here's how his 2019 PGA Tour schedule has/could shape up.


• Tiger confirmed that his next event will be October’s (Oct. 24-27) Zozo Championship in Chiba, Japan.







Sentry Tournament of Champions

Maui, Hawaii — Jan. 3–6

Tiger hasn’t played in this winners-only event since 2005, and he won't play in it this year. Instead, he's opted to hang with family and friends.

• Result: Tiger did not play. 


Sony Open in Hawaii

Honolulu — Jan. 10–13

For the second week in a row, Tiger won't be competing in Hawaii.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


CareerBuilder Challenge

La Quinta, Calif. — Jan. 17–20

Tiger’s career has very much been built; he will probably be playing practice rounds at Torrey Pines this week.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


Farmers Insurance Open

San Diego — Jan. 24–27

If The Masters’ Augusta National is Tiger’s home, then Torrey Pines is his home away from home. Tiger has eight wins, including his 14th and most recent major championship at the 2008 U.S. Open. A California kid himself, Tiger also won six Junior World titles at the iconic San Diego cliffside course. 

• Result: Tiger finished with a T20.


Waste Management Phoenix Open

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Jan. 31–Feb. 3

He probably won’t play the PGA Tour’s rowdiest event on Super Bowl weekend. But he did hit a hole-in-one on No. 16 back in 1997. That was awesome.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Pebble Beach, Calif. — Feb. 7–10

Tiger has played in the pro-am with his late father Earl as well as Ken Griffey Jr., Tony Romo and Kevin Costner. But he’s only played Pebble once (2012) since 2002, so it’s only wishful thinking for Tiger to play in the favorite event of Bill Murray and Clint Eastwood.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


Genesis Open

Pacific Palisades, Calif. — Feb. 14–17

This event is run by his TGR Foundation, so write Tiger’s name in ink for this week, which should be a Valentine’s Day weekend love fest for the quasi-official host. Also, the date appears on his schedule at his website, so there's that.

• Result: Tiger finished with a T15.


WGC-Mexico Championship

Mexico City — Feb. 21–24

There’s no cut and he can pick up a few FedEx Cup points and potentially rise in the World Rankings. Perhaps those are the big reasons that Tiger Woods will make his competitive debut in Mexico.

• Tiger finished with a T10.


The Honda Classic

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Feb. 28–March 3

Considering Tiger has played the past two weeks, it's no surprise that Tiger is missing this hometown event.

• Tiger did not play.


Arnold Palmer Invitational

Orlando — March 7–10

The King won’t be calling Tiger’s shot greenside, as he was for Tiger’s tournament-clinching putts on 18 in both 2008 and 2009. But with eight career victories at Bay Hill in his pocket and a fifth-place finish last season, this is a must-play for Woods in 2019 unless he's injured.

• Result: Tiger did not play (due to a neck injury)


The Players Championship

Ponte Verde Beach, Fla. — March 14–17

The “Fifth Major” moved from May to March, in an effort to increase player attendance and fan excitement. Despite an injury that left him skipping the Arnold Palmer Invitation, Tiger is expected to be on board.

• Result: Tiger finished with a T30.


Valspar Championship

Palm Harbor, Fla. — March 21–24

Tiger played Innisbrook in 2018. But this year’s later tournament date makes Valspar an odd date out, following the Arnold Palmer and The Players.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


WGC-Dell Match Play

Austin, Texas — March 27–31

Tiger has won the WGC Match Play event three times but hasn’t teed off here since 2013. This is a good tournament to pick up FedEx Cup points and sharpen skills while keeping an eye on Augusta.

• Tiger made it to the quarterfinals.


Valero Texas Open

San Antonio — April 4–7

Tiger doesn’t play the week before The Masters. Never has, likely never will.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


Masters Tournament

Augusta, Ga. — April 11–14

A four-time Masters champion, Tiger hasn’t donned a green jacket in a competitive setting since 2005. His last top-10 finish at Augusta was a T-4 in 2013. He will be eager to prove he’s better than his last two Masters finishes — a T-32 in 2018 and T-17 in 2015.

• Result: Tiger won his fifth Masters! 


RBC Heritage

Hilton Head Island, S.C. — April 18–21

Sorry, he'll still be too busy celebrating his fifth Masters victory.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


Zurich Classic of New Orleans

New Orleans — April 25–28

Yeah, he’s still basking in the afterglow of another green jacket, so don't expect to see Tiger here.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


Wells Fargo Championship

Charlotte — May 2–5

It looks like Tiger will likely skip every tournament in between the Masters and PGA Championship. 

• Result: Tiger did not play.


AT&T Byron Nelson

Dallas — May 9–12

The week before any major championship is a bad break for tournaments hoping to get a bump from Tiger’s attendance. Sorry, he will not be playing. But next week...

• Result: Tiger did not play.


PGA Championship

Bethpage, N.Y. — May 16–19

No longer “Glory’s Last Shot,” the PGA Championship is now the second major championship on the schedule. Tiger won the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black and finished sixth at the course in 2009. This is a must-play and might-win.

• Result: Tiger missed the cut.


Charles Schwabb Challenge

Fort Worth, Texas — May 23–26

You can talk to Chuck, but Eldrick is unlikely to play.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


The Memorial Tournament

Dublin, Ohio — May 30–June 2

Jack Nicklaus’ tournament is right in the sweet spot between the PGA Championship and U.S. Open. The Golden Bear must know somebody in the PGA Tour’s scheduling department. A Tiger appearance is quite possible.

• Result: Tiger finished with a T9.


RBC Canadian Open

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada — June 6–9

O Canada! No Ti-ger Woods!

• Result: Tiger did not play.


U.S. Open

Pebble Beach, Calif. — June 13–16

Tiger won his first U.S. Open by a record 15 strokes at Pebble Beach in 2000. If he only plays Pebble Beach once this season, it will be the U.S. Open and not the Pro-Am. But the U.S. Open being at Pebble might make it more likely he plays in the Pro-Am.

• Result: Tiger finished with a T21.


Travelers Championship

Cromwell, Conn. — June 20–23

You’d think the red umbrella logos everywhere would attract the man in red. But you’d be wrong.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


Rocket Mortgage Classic

Detroit — June 27–30

Detroit Rocket Mortgage City will have to support the Tigers without Tiger.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


3M Open

Blaine, Minn. — July 4–7

Ignore any and all post-it notes that suggest Tiger might play in the 3M Open, a new event this year.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


John Deere Classic

Silvis, Ill. — July 11–14

Nothing runs like a PGA Tour pro going across the pond to the European Tour’s Scottish Open. Sorry, Tiger will be a no-show.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


Scottish Open

East Lothian, Scotland — July 11–14

A logical long shot. Tiger can get loose with a warm-up tournament before the Open.

• Result: Tiger did not play.


The Open Championship

Portrush, Northern Ireland — July 18–21

Here we go: Aiming for his fourth Claret Jug, Tiger will certainly tee off at Royal Portrush, where he has not played competitively. Surely, Northern Ireland’s native son Rory McIlroy will show Tiger the lay of the land. 

• Result: Tiger missed the cut.


WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Memphis — July 25–28

Jet lag and a new event just don’t mix. Expect a two- or even three-week hiatus before the FedEx Cup Playoffs tee off.

• Tiger did not play.


Wyndham Championship

Greensboro, N.C. — Aug. 1–4

If Tiger plans on playing every event in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, he won’t be in North Carolina this week.

• Tiger did not play.


The Northern Trust

Jersey City, N.J. — Aug. 8–11

Top 125 in FedEx Cup points qualify. It’s playoff time and Tiger is ready.

• An injury forced Tiger to withdraw early.


BMW Championship

Medinah, Ill. — Aug. 15–18

Top 70 in FedEx Cup points qualify. Tiger has two PGA Championship wins at Medinah, so it’s definitely a course that fits his game and brings back winning memories.

• Tiger finished with a T37.



TOUR Championship

Atlanta — Aug. 22–25

Top 30 in FedEx Cup points qualify. Tiger’s lone win of 2018 came at East Lake, where Tiger is likely to defend his title and hopefully contend for the $10 million FedEx Cup champion’s check. Tiger won the FedEx Cup in 2007 and 2009, and remains the only player to have won multiple playoffs.


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