With a ranking of 49, Woods barely qualified for his own tournament.
But everyone can breathe a sigh of relief after Woods obtained a No. 49 standing in the Official World Golf Ranking, which will barely get him into his own tournament in December. The deadline to apply for the Chevron World Challenge is Monday and part of the eligibility requirement for all nonautomatic qualifiers is a Top 50 ranking for the 18-player field.
The title sponsor and organizers had to be sweating bullets as the BMW Championships ended Sunday with the possibility that one of the participants in the season-ending PGA event might boot Woods out of the Top 50. Woods entered last week ranked 46th, but didn’t have a chance to improve his positioning because he failed to qualify for this year’s Fed Ex Cup playoffs and thus was not part of the BMW Championships this past weekend.
Depending on what transpired, Woods could have easily been bumped out of the Top 50, which then would have forced to the Chevron World Challenge organizers to ask the PGA Tour for a special waiver of the rules for the tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
But no political moves will be necessary now that Woods does, in fact, qualify for the tournament.
Information in this report was obtained from ESPN.com.
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