Woods may play another tour event

Woods may play another tour event

Published Aug. 22, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Tiger Woods is thinking about adding another PGA Tour event to his schedule.

Woods failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs that start this week in New Jersey for the top 125 players in the standings, meaning he is ineligible for tour events until October. He said on his website Monday that he might add a tournament in the Fall Series.

''Right now, I'm looking at my options,'' Woods said.

The Fall Series begins in Las Vegas on Sept. 29. It is followed by the Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif., before moving to the East Coast for the final two weeks — the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga., and concluding with the tournament at Disney on Oct. 20-23.


Woods won Las Vegas for his first PGA Tour victory in 1996. He also won Disney that year.

Woods said he wants to be part of the Presidents Cup team in Australia the week before Thanksgiving, although he will to have to rely on being one of two captain's picks.

''I've had some conversations with US captain Fred Couples, and we'll see how it goes,'' Woods said. ''Of course, I want to be on the team. It's always fun to play for your country, and we did pretty well two years ago in San Francisco. I'm just going to keep practicing and try to get better. It's Freddie's call, and he can make any choice he wants.''

Woods is to play Aug. 31 in upstate New York, a one-day exhibition to support the charity of longtime friend Notah Begay.

Still to be decided is a full-time caddie. Woods used childhood friend Bryon Bell at the Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, where he missed the cut for only the third time in a major.

''I haven't decided on a new caddie yet, but am definitely thinking about it a lot,'' Woods said. ''There's a few guys I'm looking at, but it all depends on timing. At this point, I'm in no hurry to make a decision.''

He said the two things he is looking for in a caddie are experience and ''a person I'll have fun with.''

Woods fell to No. 36 in the world Monday, his lowest ranking since Nov. 17, 1996.