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Tiger Woods Makes Major Decision On Playing Future In 2018

Tiger Woods in his back swing.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the 13th hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The golf world needs more of Tiger Woods following his performance at The Open earlier this month (he was in sole possession of the lead on Sunday before finishing inside the top 10) and it looks like we're going to get it.

Woods will reportedly be playing a lot over the next month-plus.

As USA TODAY pointed out today, Woods will be playing in tournaments in four of the next five weeks. This is very exciting.

From the report:

The PGA Tour confirmed reports that Woods committed Tuesday to the Northern Trust in Paramus, N.J., the first of the four postseason tournaments, and the following week’s Dell Technologies Championship near Boston.

Woods is playing this week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, which he has won a record eight times, and next week’s PGA Championship at Bellerive Golf Club west of St. Louis, the last major of the season.

He will skip the Wyndham Championship, which follows the PGA Championship and precedes the playoffs.

Woods has risen to No. 50 in the world golf rankings following his performance at The Open. He began the year in the 200s.

While Woods has yet to win that 15th major championship, he very much appears to be back to a contending level. And that's great for the sport.