Tiger Woods says "I'll give it a go" at BMW Championship

Woods claims he is "feeling better" heading into the second stage of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2019
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Tiger Woods has arrived at the BMW Championship willing to give things a shot despite withdrawing from last week's Northern Trust. 

Woods, 43, cited a mild oblique strain as the reason for his withdrawal on day two of the FedEx Cup Playoffs opener won by Patrick Reed.

 

 

The 15-time major champion arrived at Medinah, the scene of Europe's famous comeback Ryder Cup victory in 2012, on Tuesday afternoon sporting a white shirt and blue shorts, before revealing a quick fitness report to the media.

"I feel good," said Woods, who opened with a 75 before withdrawing from Liberty National last week.

"I feel a lot better than I felt last week. I felt good this morning, so thought I'd give it a go."

According to reports, Woods received more treatment for his injury on Tuesday and then spent the rest of the afternoon on the putting green with putting coach Matt Killen before heading back inside the clubhouse.

The World No.6 was seen working on his classic gate putting drill on putts from inside of four feet. 

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Woods has endured a mixed bag of results since memorably winning The Masters in April, a tournament win that marked his first major title since the 2008 US Open. 

Of Woods' last five starts on Tour, he has two missed cuts at The Open and US PGA, a withdrawal at the Northern Trust, a tie for ninth at the Memorial and a tied 21st at the US Open. 

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Woods is currently ranked 38th in the FedEx Cup standings heading into this week, so needs a projected finish of at least 11th or better to ensure he punches his ticket to the season finale at the Tour Championship next week.

He is grouped with CT Pan and Billy Horschel for the opening two rounds at the BMW Championship (formerly the Western Open), a tournament he has won five times. 

Woods carries more good vibes here having won twice in the past at Medinah following victories at the 1999 and 2006 US PGA. 

The leading 30 players in the FedEx Cup will then fight it out for a lucrative $15 million first prize at East Lake.

The Tour Championhip will feature a brand new handicap format to the start of the tournament where the points leader will start on 10-under, second on 8-under and third on 7-under.

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