The award is given annually to a player who best exemplifies the character, charity and sportsmanship of Stewart, the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on the Monday of the 1999 Tour Championship.
That can be a tall order for a 45-year-old whose last victory was the 2009 British Open at Turnberry.
Though foremost on Woods" mind is committing himself to all four "Play-Off' events including being among the leading 30 and thus qualify for the FedEx Cup deciding Tour Championship that commences on September 20 in Atlanta. "The year has gone by fast as it always does, I feel like, when we get to this point in the year".
Seiffert played a practice round in Columbus yesterday, his first time on the Scarlet Course.
After a season of professional golf in which he entered 14 tournaments and missed only two cuts, Woods is still looking for his 80 victory, which will tie Sam Snead's victory total according to current PGA Tour records (even though in earlier years, PGA Tour records had Snead at 84 victories). He's a crowd favorite in a way he never was before.
"I left from to go see a specialist about what are my options", Woods said. "No matter how good your drive is, you've still got to roll them and still got to make putts, and I didn't putt very well today".
"It's a massive month for me and it all starts here; I really need to play well and get myself to Atlanta", Smith said.
JASON Day says it's irrelevant that Australia has its smallest-ever contingent in the US PGA Tour playoffs because all are capable of taking out the $13.5 million FedExCup prize.
The real test was at Bellerive, where he played in the raucous arena with Tiger Woods in the third round and matched his 66. This is going to be a great tournament and I can't wait to see how it turns out.
With the points worth quadruple value, the top 100 after this week advance to the second stage at the TPC Boston next week, with the top 70 reaching the BMW Championship at Aronimink and the top 30 going to the Tour Championship at East Lake, which most players are starting to regard as the promised land.
Former world number one Woods, in his first start since a runner-up finish behind Koepka at the PGA Championship this month, mixed two birdies with two bogeys at Ridgewood Country Club as he continued a trend of so-so starts.
There are plenty of birdie holes at Ridgewood, and expect Woods to take advantage of them and get in the mix. Woods hit only 57.14 percent of his fairways there, tying him for 74th in the field. "If I'm at home and it's not on Sky (Sports), then I probably won't go out of my way to watch it".
Thomas won the second play-off event a year ago and was runner-up to Xander Schauffele in the Tour Championship to claim the overall title, a situation which still rankles. But, I mean, like you said, I'm in a position where I can play well.
"We've been working on it, experimenting with different shafts and different lofts on my driver and 3-wood, as well", Woods said.
"I just haven't shown up", he said. "Same thing with my 2-iron", he explained. There's a job to do beginning Thursday morning.
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