Tiger Woods Is On The Bubble
By mustang6560 on 9/16/11
Tiger Woods may fail to qualify for his own golf tournament--the Chevron World Challenge--for the first time in the history of the event.
The annual offseason event is a charitable tournament that features an 18-player field including the current four major winners, the top 11 available from the Official World Golf Rankings, the Defending Champion and two special exemption players selected by the Tiger Woods Foundation. The kicker is, everyone in the field must be ranked inside top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings as of Monday, September 19.
Currently, Tiger is ranked 46th and depending on the result from the BMW Championship, he may fall outside the top 50, which would make him ineligible. And because he's not playing at Coghill, he has no way affect the outcome.
Tiger has had a rough few years at his own tournament. He did not play in the event in 2008 (knee injury) or 2009 (Elin injury) and he lost to the 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell last year in a playoff. This year is no different.
I wonder if the tournament will make an exception for Tiger if he does in fact fail to qualify for the Chevron World Challenge? It would make sense to me if they did considering it's HIS tournament AND without him, the tournament will not make nearly as much money.
Official World Golf Ranking
photo by Keith Allison
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They can let him play, however they have to give up the World Ranking points that are awarded if they do.
Tiger has been good about taking his lumps lately, without griping. I'm sure he would take this one like a man too. It's not a big deal. The world of golf is learning how to move on.
Matt F says:
Rules are rules. If he's outside the Top 50, he is ineligible, end of story. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.
I'll bet my left nut he'll be in the field.
I already have one of those, what else you got to bet?
rough calculations if jbyrd stays outside the top 30 tiger will stay above him
It's on the 49th spot as of today ...
i dont see how he isnt in the field. It's his tournament, doesn't he make the rules?
If he hasn't qualified then he should be at the tournament talking to fans and helping the charity to get more money. But not playing
Ratings ratings ratings....things are not the same without old El tiger
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