TIGER WOODS is expected to play a maximum of SIX events a year for the rest of his career, despite his miraculous return to action at the Masters.
Most people close to Woods, 46, believe he will limit himself to the four Majors and just one or two other events, possibly the Genesis Invitational and the Hero Challenge, tournaments where he serves as the host.
Tiger Woods is set to play the USPGA Championship next month after his comeback at The MastersCredit: AP
The 15-time Major champion defied the odds by coming back from the life-threatening injuries he suffered in a car crash last year, to play far better than anyone could have expected, despite toiling to a six over par 78 yesterday.
Woods was tied 19th at halfway, but he slipped outside the top forty yesterday, ending his remote chance of moving closer to Jack Nicklaus’ haul of 18 Majors.
But if he continues his progress, Woods could easily mount a challenge at next month’s USPGA Championship.
It is being played at Southern Hills in Tulsa, where he won the USPGA in 2007.
A month later it is the US Open at Brookline – where Woods was part of the controversial US Ryder Cup fightback back in 1999 – before the 150th Open is staged at St Andrews, where he is a two-time winner.
But he is expected to add one or two regular PGA Tour events in the coming years to increase his chances of setting a new record for most career victories. Woods currently shares top spot with Sam Snead on 82.
And Woods will have to deal with the eyes of the world at the next few majors, adding more pressure to his performance.
At Augusta new world no 1 Scottie Scheffler powered to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday yet TV coverage cut to Woods eating a sandwich.
He is clearly still a firm fan favourite with the crowd cheering on his every shot, particularly on Friday when he fought back to make the cut.