PGA Visit makes support exception for Tiger Woods, cites ‘exceptional lifetime achievement’ 

 The PGA Visit has made a extraordinary support exception for 15-time major winner Tiger Woods — and Woods alone — based on his “extraordinary lifetime accomplishment,” the visit told its individuals in a notice Tuesday night. 

 The support exception would be accessible for Woods to compete within the eight signature occasions, which highlight constrained areas, expanded prize cash and FedEx Container focuses. 

 Woods, an 82-time champ on the PGA Visit, wouldn’t something else qualify for the signature occasions with $20 million handbags since he isn’t playing sufficient competitive golf after returning to the visit from genuine wounds endured in a car wreck in February 2021. 

 The PGA Visit approach board affirmed the extraordinary support exception amid a joint assembly with the PGA Visit Ventures board of executives on Tuesday in Hartford, Connecticut. 

 Within the notice, a duplicate of which was gotten by ESPN, the visit told its individuals, “An extra support exception will be made to recognize Tiger Woods in his claim category as a player who has come to an extraordinary lifetime accomplishment edge of 80+ career wins.” 

This season, the eight signature occasions were The Sentry, AT&T Stone Shoreline Pro-Am, Beginning Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, RBC Legacy, Wells Fargo Championship, Dedication Competition and the Travelers Championship. 

 Within the notice, PGA Visit commissioner Jay Monahan said the arrangement board was considering actualizing a 36-hole cut in each of the signature events — as it were the Beginning Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Dedication right now do. The board took no activity and will proceed examining the subject. 

 The visit said it would moreover create an substitute list that would guarantee that each of the signature occasions had a field of 72 players. The Travelers Championship has as it were 71 players after Rory McIroy pulled back Monday. 

 Woods, 48, has competed in as it were nine official PGA Visit occasions the past three seasons since returning to activity at the 2022 Experts. The only non-major occasion he has competed in is the Beginning Invitational at Riviera Nation Club exterior Los Angeles, which he has and benefits his establishment. 

Woods pulled back from the moment circular of the Beginning Invitational in February since of ailment. He wrapped up 60th at the Experts and missed the cut at the PGA Championship and final week’s U.S. Open. 

 Woods said he arranged to compete in another month’s Open Championship, planned for July 18-21 at Illustrious Troon Golf Course in Scotland. 

 The PGA Tour’s support exemption would be accessible for Tiger Woods to compete within the eight signature occasions, for which he wouldn’t something else qualify since he isn’t playing sufficient competitive golf. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Pictures 

 When Woods was inquired at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 on Friday in the event that playing in more occasions might help him perform superior within the majors, he didn’t appear prepared to play extra competitions. 

 “I’ve as it were got one more competition this season,” Woods said. “Indeed in case I win the British Open, I do not think I’ll be within the [FedEx Container] playoffs. Fair one more event and after that I’ll come back at whatever point I come back.” 

 Within the notice, Monahan too gave individuals an overhaul on the tour’s arrangements with Saudi Arabia’s Open Speculation Support, which is considering a sizable venture in PGA Visit Ventures. The PIF has financed the match LIV Golf Alliance the past three a long time. 


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