Koepka bringing major focus to Northern Trust Open

Tiger Woods says his next PGA TOUR wins are coming soon

This week's Tour event in Columbus, Ohio, kicks off the secondary circuit's four-tournament "finals" series, but with an earlier finish planned starting next year on the PGA Tour, the secondary circuit will have to adjust as well. Over the next two months, he had three top 5s - a runner-up at the Travelers Championship when he closed with a 62, and a tie for fourth at the St. Jude Classic and the PGA Championship.

"But these first three events are very important, and you just need to treat it like I do every other tournament and try to give myself a chance to win".

Woods is about to begin what promises to be the toughest test of his comeback.

"That can get you jump-started next year", Hoge said.

"I don't know if that's being a little exhausted, a little lazy, not the preparation that you really need to put the emphasis on the FedExCup that I should have been". "Five (birdies) for two days, that's not going to get it done out here".

The 14-time major champion now sits 20th in the FedEx Cup standings, and he's a lock to make it to next week's Dell Technologies Championship in Boston (where the top 100 in points will qualify) whether he makes the cut or not. Five players are missing because of injuries (Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler, Bud Cauley), a wedding to attend (Patrick Rodgers) or an extra week of rest (Rory McIlroy).

"There was no assurance (I would play again). I'm hoping this time he can come out on top", one fan said.

Chase Seiffert is ready to take another shot at an elusive PGA Tour card.

Stewart Cink won the award a year ago.

Tiger Woods says his next PGA TOUR wins are coming soon

The last time he played the course in the 2014 FedEx Cup finals opener, he squandered the 54-hole lead and an opportunity to force a playoff on the 72nd hole as Hunter Mahan stormed to victory.

Tiger Woods swung the club and watched the ball rocket 50 yards offline to the left.

Woods has already played 14 events in 2018, his most since teeing it up in 16 tournaments in 2013. But there's a lot of great players and a lot of players that are playing really well that have just as good a chance as I do.

Woods thought back to 1998, when David Duval won four times on the PGA Tour. I think that people are more appreciative of it.

He acknowledged there was a lot a stake, given a Tour Championship start guarantees starts at all four major championships next year.

"I haven't hit that shot in a long time, so it was kind of amusing".

Koepka, who also won this year's U.S. Open, was rewarded for his typically aggressive approach off the tee. Powell in 2008 became the first female golfer in the five centuries of St. Andrews to receive an honorary doctorate degree. He was 59th on the money list, jumping from 107th last week with a third-place finish in Portland.

Tway and Lovemark are in the mid-80s in the FedEx Cup, while Taylor is at No. 112.