The Tiger Woods Redemption Tour Rolls On With FedEx Cup Playoffs

TheTiger Woods Redemption Tour continues as the living legend will be playing in the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2013. Since the FedEx Cup started in 2007, Tiger Woods is the only player to win it twice.

TOUR Championship on Twitter

IT’S OFFICIAL! Two-time #FedExCup champion @TigerWoods has officially qualified to play in the 2018 TOUR Championship!

Tiger returning to the playoffs after a five-year absence is equivalent to a 38-year-old Michael Jordan scoring 51 wearing No. 45. Let that sink in a minute.

Woods sits at No. 20 in the FedExCup standings with 219 “reset” points entering the Tour Championship. Hes one of 30 top golfers who will be advancing to the season finale in Atlanta. Woods has not just competed this season, hes become one of the elite golfers in the sport again. If his old man game is clicking, he’s a threat to win every time he steps on the greens.

Tiger Woods’ highlights | Round 1 | BMW 2018

SUBSCRIBE to PGA TOUR now: In the opening round of the 2018 BMW Championship, Tiger Woods recorded seven birdies and one eagle to share the one-shot lead with Rory McIlroy heading into Friday. The BMW Championship is the third of four events in the FedExCup Playoffs and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship.

Tiger swiped his first FedEx Cup back in 2007, winning the BMW Championship and then The Tour Championship. He ended up more than 12,000 points ahead of the No. 2 finisher, Steve Stricker. It remains the widest margin between the top two finishers for the FedEx Cup. In 2009, Tiger dusted off former arch rival Phil Mickelson.

Woods all-around game, confidence and popularity steadily grew throughout the season. He tied for fourth at the Quicken Loans National, finished tied for sixth at The Open Championship, tied for 31st at WGC-Bridgestone and then came in second at the PGA Championship in a run that captivated the sports world and has brought his golf career full circle. 

Tiger Woods – “‘Till I Collapse” – THE COMEBACK

One of the greatest to ever play the game, Eldrick “Tiger” Woods has had a legendary career. But it has not been all great. His career has been filled with ups and downs, personal struggles, and injuries. He has made previous attempts at a comeback, but injuries have plagued him.

Woods’ next scheduled event will be the Tour Championship (Sept. 20-23), the fourth and final tournament in the FedExCup playoffs.

Woods sits at No. 20 in the FedExCup standings with 219 “reset” points. Hes one of 30 top golfers who will be advancing to the season finale in Atlanta.  After the PGA Tour season, Woods will play in the Ryder Cup in Paris in late-September. 

Life is great for Tiger Woods. Hes repented for his sins and has retaken his throne as golfs most polarizing cash cow. Six months ago, Ryder Cup captains werent even considering Tiger for the squad. Six days ago, Woods was named as a captains pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. 

PGA TOUR on Twitter

Team USA Captain, @JimFuryk has selected @TigerWoods, @B_DeChambeau and @PhilMickelson as three of his four Captain’s Picks for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

At the end of the season here to say that I made it back to the TOUR Championship after what I’ve been through is a pretty good accomplishment, Woods said after his round Monday left him at 17 under and tied for sixth. To make the Ryder Cup team and get back to East Lake, that was a pretty big goal at the beginning of the year, and to be able to accomplish that is something Im very proud of.

Additionally, Woods will play Phil Mickelson in a $9 million head-to-head match in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving weekend in golfs version of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. Mickelson is already talking major smack and it should be an epic event. 

Phil Mickelson on Twitter

@TigerWoods I bet you think this is the easiest $9M you will ever make

From his first tournament in January (Farmers Open) to the FedEx playoffs, Woods comeback has been a consistent sports narrative. For a man who once hit rock bottom and was lost in a whirlwind of injuries and depression and poor life choices, Tigers 2018 has been a George Foreman kind of rejuvenation. Lets see if he can pull off a similar miracle at 42-years-old. 

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