Tiger to Play First FedEx Competition
By mustang6560 on 8/20/10
Tiger Woods' name has been in the news a lot this week as he tries to salvage a decent ending to his sub-par season. His latest move was to enter The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey next week.
Tiger Woods is playing the first FedEx Cup playoff event with hopes that it's not his last.

Woods on Thursday officially entered The Barclays, which starts Aug. 26. It's the first of four playoff events that conclude with the Tour Championship and a $10 million prize to the winner of the yearlong FedEx Cup competition.
Right now Tiger is No. 108 in the FedEx Cup standings and only the top 125 players are eligible for The Barclays next week. It will be interesting to see how far he drops by sitting out this week at the Wyndham Championship.

Tiger needs to play well at to be in the top 100 to be eligible to play in the second round at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Assuming he qualifies, these will be the last two chances Tiger has to make an impression on Corey Pavin, the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, before he announces his four captain's pick.

I have not been rooting for or against Tiger so far this season (seeing him struggle is mildly enjoyable). But I think the situation Tiger is in right now is exactly what he needs. His back is up against the wall and if he does not bring his 'A game' the next couple weeks, he could be out of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and he could lose his spot on the Ryder Cup team.

If anybody performs better under pressure, it's Tiger Woods. Don't be surprised to see a glimpse of the old Tiger starting next week.

Fun fact: the only year Tiger didn't win the $10 million prize was the year he was out due to his knee injury. Man, how easy it is to forget how good this guy really is...

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gurtrude says:
You can say what ever you want to about Tiger, but he has had his worst year ever and they still cant take the number one spot away from him. Tiger is still the BEST goffer EVER and will be for a long time. I only watch to see him and the shots he makes, his game is down right now but he's looking better and I beleive he's going to be the old Tiger before we know it.
Wade Chafe says:
Interesting that you find seeing someone struggle mildly enjoyable. That speaks volumes about your character.
keith366 says:
"The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory"
Old Chinese Proverb
Enycee92104 says:
Character analysis is a little much... Tiger's been number one or near it for so many years, done so much for golf(ers) and helped so many through his charities, benefiting from his continued success. I like to see an athelete overcome obstacles and appear human for a little while. Most take advantage of their celebrity and fail in the long; this one has some major work to do. One mediocre and one awful year doesn't take him out of the #1 spot. If this happens throughout next season, that's it.
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