After a tie for 40th at the Northern Trust in Paramus, N.J., the first of the four-event FedEx Cup playoffs, Woods is now 25th in the points standings. He entered the event in 20th place. The top 30 golfers advance to Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club for the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup playoff finale next month.
Woods, the 14-time major championship winner and still golf’s biggest draw, has battled several injuries and surgeries and has not competed at East Lake since 2013. Woods finished the first playoff event at 4-under par, 14 strokes behind winner Bryson DeChambeau.