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Tiger Woods needs a great week at Olympia Fields to advance to TOUR Championship

Tiger Woods and the rest of the 70-golfer field tees off at the BMW Championship on Thursday. We break down how Woods needs to perform to advance to the season-ending TOUR Championship

Tiger Woods will be competing in this week’s BMW Championship in hopes of earning a spot in next week’s season-ending TOUR Championship. The top 70 golfers on the FedExCup Playoffs leaderboard are playing this week and the top 30 following Sunday’s final round will advance to the TOUR Championship.

Woods is playing a second straight week after finishing tied for 58th last week at The Northern Trust. It dropped him from 49th to 57th on the FedExCup Playoffs leaderboard. If he wants to qualify for the TOUR Championship, he has his work cut out for him.

Woods will need a top ten finish, and likely top six to move up into the top 30. Woods stumbled during the middle rounds last week, but he finished strong with a 66 in the final round — marking his lowest single round score since the ZOZO Championship last October.

Woods has twice won the BMW Championship, in 2009 and 2007. He tied for 37th last year and tied for 6th the year prior. This year marks his first tournament at Olympia Fields since he tied for 20th at the 2003 U.S. Open.

DraftKings Sportsbook has installed Woods at +750 to finish in the the top five. He’s got a lot of work in front of him if he wants to advance to the final weekend of the season. There’s no cut in this week’s tournament, but Woods will need to avoid a slow start on Thursday.