Tiger Woods’ packed end-of-season schedule apparently wasn’t busy enough.
Woods’ agent has told Golf Channel that the 42-year-old will compete in the BMW Championship, the third FedEx Cup Playoffs event. Woods had already committed to the first two playoff events – the Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies Championship.
His appearance at the BMW will mean a fifth start in six weeks going back to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
The BMW Championship will take place from Sept. 6-9 at Aronimink in Newton Square, Pa. Aronimink is a layout that previously hosted Woods’ Quicken Loans National twice.
This will be Woods’ first appearance in the event since a T-11 in 2013 (at Conway Farms).
Only the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings qualify for the event, as the playoffs begin with the top 125 at the Northern Trust then gets crunched down to the top 100 for the Dell Technologies Championship and then the top 70 for BMW.
Woods is 20th in the FedEx Cup standings, which means he will qualify for all of these events.
If he’s still in the top 30 after BMW, he will also qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship.
Woods would get a week off after the BMW, but his busy schedule would then continue if he competes in the Tour Championship. The week after that is the Ryder Cup, an event where Woods is quite likely to earn a captain’s pick for the U.S. squad.