Tiger Woods is losing world ranking points by the day, creating some uncertainty for his schedule. However, there are some questions out there about how long Woods is exempt in the majors, World Golf Championships and The Players. We wanted to clear up those questions.
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Can Tiger Woods lose his PGA Tour Card?
No, if a player has 20 or more PGA Tour wins, they're not only exempt for life, but they have their own exemption category (18th in the pecking order).
What's Tiger Woods' status for the majors?
- Masters: As a past winner (actually, four times), he can play pretty much for life.
- U.S. Open: Woods is exempt this year as the 2008 winner, which earns him a 10-year exemption.
- Open Championship: Open champions can play until they're 60 without problem.
- PGA Championship: PGA champions can play pretty much forever.
What's Tiger Woods' status for the World Golf Championships?
- Cadillac Championship: Must be inside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking or get in the top 10 in FedEx Cup points before the event
- Match Play Championship: Must be inside the top 64 in the Official World Golf Ranking before the event
- Bridgestone Invitational: Must be inside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking before the event or win a PGA Tour event with world-ranking value of higher than 115 (basically any event)
- HSBC Champions: This event has a ton of convoluted criteria, but getting into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking is good enough
What's Tiger Woods' status for The Players Championship:
As the 2013 winner, Woods is in for five years from his win, so through 2018.
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