Tiger Woods' Schedule: Where Is He Playing Golf Next?

Tiger Woods at the Hero World Challenge
Tiger Woods is hoping to play a full schedule of tournaments in 2018. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

When and where is Tiger Woods' next tournament? The superstar golfer is back in action in 2018 and, although he hasn't won anything (yet) in his comeback, that comeback has—considering how many injuries and personal problems Woods was coming back from—been occasionally sensational.

Woods has six Top 6 finishes so far in 2018, including two runner-up showings and a couple other times being in the mix late on a Sunday. One of those seconds was at the PGA Championship, where Woods posted the lowest score of his career in a major.

But what comes next? What remains on Tiger Woods' schedule through the end of 2018?

Tiger Woods' Next Tournaments

The FedEx Cup playoffs are next on the 2017-18 PGA Tour schedule, with Woods standing 20th on the points list. That gets him into (currently) all four of the playoff tournaments, although his performance in those events will impact whether he actually plays all four.

For now, Woods is committed to the first three:

With one good performance in any of the three preceding tournaments, Woods is almost certain to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship. Golfers who rank in the Top 30 on the points list following the BMW Championship get into the Tour Championship.

After that, the tour's 2018-19 season schedule tees off in October at the Safeway Open (Oct. 4-7) in California. Woods has committed to play that tournament in the past, only to have to withdraw due to injury. So consider that event a possibility on Tiger's schedule. A stronger possibility is the WGC event in China, the HSBC Champions, Oct. 25-28.

There is one tournament before the end of 2018 that we can say with certainty Woods will play—his own:

Woods Is a Likely Captain's Pick for Ryder Cup

There's another tournament Woods is likely to play in 2018: The Ryder Cup. Woods will definitely be there, he's one of Captain Jim Furyk's assistant captains. When Team USA's eight automatic qualifiers were announced, Woods was not one of them. He finished 11th on the points list—pretty impressive, again, considering his problems over the past few seasons, and considering he earned zero points in 2017.

If points from 2018 results only were tabulated, Woods would have finished inside the Top 8. Furyk hasn't given much away yet, as far as whether he's willing to make vice-captain Woods a player. But you can bet that it will happen. Woods is almost certain to play in the 2018 Ryder Cup.