Door ajar for Woods at Australian Open ahead of Presidents Cup


With the October-November portion of the PGA Tour’s 2019-20 schedule yet to be fully confirmed, Woods’ Bahamas event could be moved to a slot now available in mid-November.

That space became free when a proposed PGA Tour event hosted by NBA star Steph Curry was scrapped and the US autumn series was rejigged.

Asked if dates for the Hero World Challenge were set in stone or whether discussions were ongoing, Monahan said: “Discussions are ongoing across the board, yes. We are working through some of the complications; we’ve got considerations as it relates to our [entire] schedule.”

Woods’ team declined to comment but similarly did not rule out a move.

Although the Australian Open is of little concern to the PGA Tour, bringing Woods’ event forward two weeks could spare the majority of the 12-man American team having to dash from the Bahamas to Melbourne.

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