Tiger Woods intends to play a lot of golf in the next month-plus stretch, including all four FedEx Cup playoff events.
The world No. 3, however, admitted Wednesday fatigue is a possibility and showed some empathy for Jason Dufner's decision to skip the playoff opener this week at The Barclays.
“This is a tremendous amount of golf starting with the British Open on through, and they’re all big events, that’s the thing,” said Woods. “I can see why some guys are taking a break.”
Woods skipped The Barclays in 2007, then did not play in the playoffs in 2008 due to injury. Since then, he has played in each playoff event for which he has been eligible. He didn't qualify for the playoffs last season.
This stretch, straddling the summer and fall, is the most busy of Woods' season. Dating from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational through to the unofficial Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals in October the week after the Ryder Cup ends, Woods will play eight times in a 10-week span.
"It keeps us fresh, but I hope it doesn’t get us burned out as well, playing that many events," he said. "There is going to be four big weeks leading up to our Ryder Cup, and it’s a lot."