Tiger Woods Back on the Job

Tiger Woods is back on the job after idleness caused by injuries. His long-time caddie Steve Williams is no longer with him, and the golfer has dropped out of the list of the world’s top twenty golfers, his lowest position since 1997. And in a few weeks, he might lose his eligibility for the PGA Tour.

After sitting out two major tournaments to let his injuries heal, Woods issued a statement saying that he would be back at the Bridgestone Invitational that will be held from August 4 to August 7 2011.

The last PGA tournament where Tiger Woods played was The Players Championship held in May. Woods managed only nine holes before calling it day and withdrawing out of the tournament.

After missing four golf events in three months, Woods has dropped from number 81 to number 133 in the FedEx Cup standings. Just the top 125 golfers are eligible for The Barclays, which means that he qualifies only for PGA Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational next week.

His Achilles started hurting in May and he has had four surgeries to repair his injured left knee.  While Woods was out, Luke Donald took his place at No. 1 and Rory McIlroy, 22 broke Woods’ record-setting score in the U.S. Open.

At least, Woods will be playing on a course that has been good to him. The golfer claimed seven wins at Firestone, though his last year’s result on the same course was not so good – he placed 78th out of 80 competitors.