Tiger Woods made his return to competitive golf last week at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional C.C., admitting before the tournament that he'd likely not have made his return to so soon from a March 31 microdiscectomy procedure were it not for the tournament benefiting his foundation.
Woods also said he will next play in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) from July 17-20, where he won his last Claret Jug in 2006.
What will Woods' schedule look like for the remainder of the summer? It's unclear, but here's what we anticipate:
- Open Championship -- Royal Liverpool, England -- July 17-20: Woods won the Open Championship when it was last held here in 2006.
- WGC-Bridgestone Invitational -- Firestone C.C., Akron, Ohio -- July 31 - Aug 3: Woods has won this event eight times in his career, including last in 2013.
- PGA Championship -- Valhalla G.C., Louisville, Ken. -- Aug. 7-10: Woods won the Wanamaker trophy here in 2000, defeating Bob May in a three-hole playoff.
In these three events, Woods will have to earn approximately 327 FedEx Cup points to crack the top 125 in the standings and qualify for the first leg of the playoffs. If he does, Woods will have an opportunity to play in the following four events:
- The Barclays -- Ridgewood C.C., Paramus, N.J. -- Aug. 21-24
- Deutsche Bank Championship -- TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. -- Aug. 29 - Sept. 1: The top 100 players in the FedEx Cup standings after The Barclays qualify
- BMW Championship -- Cherry Hills G.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo. -- Sept. 4-7: The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings after the Deutsche Bank Championship qualify
- Tour Championship by Coca-Cola -- East Lake G.C., Atlanta, Ga. -- Sept. 11-14 : The top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings after the BMW Championship qualify
If Woods remains healthy, 2014 American Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has said he will add Woods to his team with a captain's pick.
Ryder Cup -- Gleneagles G.C., Perthshire, Scotland -- Sept. 25-28