Woods entered the week 20th in the FedEx Cup standings.
That was only good news for one of them Thursday in The Northern Trust.
The bottom 25 players in the season-long FedEx points total after The Northern Trust will be eliminated from further play.
Seventy will then advance to the BMW Championship and the season then finishes with the top 30 at Tour Championship.
For Woods, it was more of the same - a bunch of missed putts and a relatively frustrating day despite shooting a 3-under-par 68 and playing his first bogey-free round of 2018. This makes them only reachable by the long ball guys if they hit a ideal shot, and even then they'll probably come up short, especially on the 626-yard thirteenth.
Tommy Fleetwood of England, the runner-up in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills and a playoffs rookie, was asked if he plans to watch the Mickelson-Woods match. "One of those days".
PARAMUS, N.J. - Tiger Woods three-putted the 18th green Friday afternoon, bogeyed two of his final four holes at Ridgewood Country Club and had to sweat out making the 36-hole cut at the Northern Trust. The three par-5's are essentially what gives this course it's length since they are 588, 626, and 594 yards apiece.
Then at Bellerive Country Club he shot a final-round 64 to get within two shots of champion Brooks Koepka, the gallery cheering him on the entire time. Watching for it will certainly make the FedEx Playoffs more exciting than ever.
Johnson could tell his 6-iron was close to flawless from the flight of the shot, where it landed and the reaction of the fans behind the par-3 sixth green as the ball rolled around left edge of the cup. "I didn't know what I was going to do be doing".
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O'Hair isn't alone in the urgency to play well.
The playoffs move to TPC Boston for the Dell Technologies Championship next week, a course where Woods has been a victor. No wins, his spot on the Ryder Cup team not yet assured. "I'd take a second place in that tournament every year if it meant I won the FedEx Cup every year, but I'd like a first place in the FedEx Cup more". "I've become a little bit more mobile than I was the beginning of the year".
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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will go head-to-head in a winner-take-all $9 million (7.78 million euro) duel in Las Vegas in November, it was announced on Wednesday. Johnson made triple bogey. "I didn't do anything new, I just recommitted to what I was working on the a year ago". And it came off low and hooked. "I was very close with Payne for a number of years. Wasn't amusing when I made triple, though".
"There's a lot of pressure because there's a lot of upside, but I'm fine with that".
In the bigger Play-Off Series picture, Koepka has contested 11 of the 12 events staged, finishing a best of sixth in last year's Tour Championship. He made a decision to keep playing until he had his card locked up, and then he was runner-up at the Valero Texas Open. "I've never played one, but I'd be happy to do it if anybody wants to play". Not only did he work his way back, he has excelled.
It was a good start, nothing more.
"At that time, I was done", Woods told ESPN.
"I had not golf in my future at that time". "I think for myself personally, it's my first Ryder Cup, and actually getting there and slipping the top on, I think that will be massive".