FedEx Cup Playoff: Tiger Woods to Play Northern Trust Event in Boston

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Tiger Woods is aiming for an 83rd PGA Tour victory that puts Sam Snead in the all time list

Tiger Woods begins his quest for a record-breaking third FedEx Cup Championship after confirming that he will be joining the Northern Trust next week, the first of three FedEx Cup play-off events complete the 2019-20 season of the PGA Tour.

Woods ranks 47th in the FedEx Cup standings and is expected to drop a few places after the close of this week's Wyndham Championship.

top 70 after the Northern Trust at TPC Boston qualifies for the second event, the BMW Championship in Chicago, but only the top 30 after that advance to the Tour Championship in Atlanta last year won by Rory McIlroy.

Woods – who won the FedEx Cup in 2007 and 2009 – has just played four tournaments in 2020, finishing tied for 37th place in the US PGA Championship in San Francisco.

Playing all three playoff events, the 44-year-old will have just one week off for the rearranged US Open at Winged Foot from September 17-20.

The 15-time big winner missed the cut when the US Open was last held at Winged Foot in June 2006, his first event after the death of his father Earl in May.

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