Woods announces Northern Trust for PGA Tour return

Tiger Woods is returning to the PGA Tour following a two-week break with the 82-time PGA Tour winner making the official announcement via Twitter.

“Excited to head to Boston for @TheNTGolf and start the #FedExCup Playoffs.”

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Woods, who won the FedExCup in 2007 and 2009, is coming off the back of top-40 finish at the recent PGA Championship and at 47th in the FedExCup standings he will need to bank a couple of solid results over the next fortnight if he is to have any chance at being inside the top-30 for the Tour Championship.

It’s a tall order for a man who has played just four tournaments this year and apart from the Farmers Insurance Open in January, has finished no better than a tie for 37th.

However, you write off Tiger Woods at your own peril, as he has a habit of rising to the occasion. If his body allows him, the 15-time major champ will no doubt do what he needs to be there in Atlanta on September 4th.

Standing in his way are a string of young players, who were barely out of nappies or not even born when he won his first Masters.

Justin Thomas leads the FedExCup points tally with three wins and nine top-10 finishes, closely followed by 2020 PGA champion, Collin Morikawa, who is looking in ominous form and has shown that he isn’t afraid of the limelight.

Webb Simpson went close to a third season win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday and can’t be counted out either along with the ever-present Bryson DeChambeau, who sits equal with Thomas with the most top-10 finishes this season.

Rory McIlroy is the defending Tour Championship winner but with just a single title to his name in 2020, he is going to need to pull something out of the hat to be able to challenge the likes of Thomas or Morikawa.

The $9.5 million Northern Trust kicks off this Thursday at the TPC Boston in Massachusetts.