Tiger Woods will play in the Wyndham Championship for the first time in his career when the tournament begins Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Woods entered the event at the deadline Friday but did not commit to actually showing up for the final regular-season event of the PGA Tour season. He weighed the decision after missing the cut at the PGA Championship. He informed tournament officials on Monday that he would be there, according to his agent, Mark Steinberg.
"We discussed it in detail over the weekend. It was not appropriate to confirm during the PGA Championship," Steinberg told ESPN.com in an email. "Tiger has heard great things about the event and is looking forward to the week."
Having finished just five of the 10 tournaments he played this year, Woods is 187th in the FedEx Cup standings, 292 points behind No. 125 Charl Schwartzel. Only the top 125 advance to the first FedEx Cup playoff event, the Barclays, the week of Aug. 24. Woods would need to finish alone in second place -- which awards 300 points -- to have any shot of making it into the playoff.
But he said after missing the cut Saturday that if he played in Greensboro, it would be more about the big picture.
"I think it's more just building," Woods said. "People keep asking me this week, 'Is it your season?' No, it's not really about the season, it's about the year.
"I know that we have a different -- I haven't quite come to grips with the whole non-calendar season yet, this whole wraparound thing, so for me I still consider it a year. And I still have plenty of golf to be played for the rest of the year. And as I said, on a global level."
If Woods fails to make it to the Barclays, he is likely looking at seven weeks before he plays again -- at the Frys.com Open on Oct. 15, the PGA Tour's season-opening event for 2015-16. He is then scheduled to play a PGA Tour LatinoAmerica team event with Matt Kuchar that begins on Oct. 22. If he were so inclined, he could play the Turkish Airlines Open, where he tied for third in 2013, the following week, starting on Oct. 29. He also has his foundation's Hero World Challenge Dec. 3-6.
Woods has missed three consecutive cuts in major championships and four of the past five.