Tiger Woods won his 15th major title earlier this year at the Masters in what was one of the most special victories of his career. He's been in and out of the game for a number of years due to injury and since his win at the Masters, Tiger has been feeling the aches and pains once again.
Having missed a number of tournaments, Woods put all of his energy into the majors this year and aside from his win at Augusta, he hasn't quite found the form he's capable of.
After the U.S Open, Woods didn't play a competitive tournament until the Open due to his neck and back causing some issues. Many questioned Woods' decision to jump from major to major, but the 43 year old told the media that if he wanted to play the big tournaments he had to be smart about his recovery time.
Woods also missed the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, a tournament worth a lot in prize money (not that Tiger needs it). On Wednesday, Woods confirmed that he will be playing in the next two FedEx playoff tournaments, starting at The Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, before moving onto the BMW Championship a week later at Medinah.
This will be just the second time in the last year that Woods has played tournaments in back-to-back weeks. Earlier this year, he played in the Genesis Open where he finished T15 and then followed that up with a finish of T10 in Mexico.
Last year, Woods won the season-ending Tour Championship, but he'll need some solid performances at the first two playoff tournaments in order to make a return to the Tour Championship at East Lake. Only the top 30 in points will play the tournament and Woods currently sits in 27th. In the new format, the top 125 players will play in The Northern trust and the top 70 will advance to the BMW Championship.