PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan provides update on Tiger Woods’ career plans

Tiger Woods hasn’t made a regular appearance on the PGA Tour in a number of years, but he still tries to compete when his body permits and wants to attend every event on the basis of merit.

Tiger Woods’s future on the PGA Tour and his anticipated return from injury have been revealed by PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

The legendary golfer has suffered numerous injuries recently, including serious injuries to his ankle and legs from a potentially fatal car accident in February 2021. He has only participated in eight competitions in the three years since the horrific incident, and as a result, his world ranking has dropped to 921.

That means he can’t compete in some events, which is why a reporter asked Monahan if he would create a special category where former champions like Woods could compete. Prior to the start of the Players Championship on Thursday, the 53-year-old stated: “I believe that everyone is aware of Tiger’s desire to earn a spot in every tournament. That is his character.

However, I believe that as you move forward and develop as a company, you consider how to cater to and please an ardent fan base. More generally, those conversations would probably take place during the policy board meeting. We would undoubtedly have that conversation. He would be the most difficult to persuade, though.

The golf legend was forced to withdraw from the Genesis Open in the second round after becoming ill during his previous tournament in February. At first, it was thought he might have had another injury, but he soon clarified that it was just sickness. “It is with regret that I must announce my withdrawal from @thegenesisinv. We now know that the illness was influenza,” he wrote on social media. “I feel better and am getting some rest. I hope the players have a successful weekend. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it, and I appreciate the support from @GenesisUSA and all the fans.

Woods, a previous TPC Sawgrass winner, has not competed since 2019 and will not be present in the 2024 competition. Many believed that the 15-time major winner would play in the 50th Players Championship to get ready for Augusta since The Masters was just one month away. The two-time Players Championship winner had declared in December that he wanted to compete in at least one tournament each month.

In light of the aforementioned remarks and his choice to skip this month’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, which Scottie Scheffler won, his withdrawal from the tournament was all the more unexpected. Woods expressed his goal to compete in major tournaments and sporadic major events on the PGA Tour, including the Players Championship, towards the end of 2023.

“Maybe a monthly tournament would be the ideal situation, in my opinion. That seems doable, in my opinion,” the former world champion stated. “Maybe at Genesis to start, and then something in March close to the Players.

“Once more, this is how we currently have it set up: there is one major event per month. It positions itself to do so. I have to prepare myself for all of that now. This week, in my opinion, is a significant step in that way.” Prior to The Masters, Woods’ next opportunity to compete would be at the Valspar Championship, which gets underway at Flordia’s Copperhead Course on March 21.

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