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GREENSBORO, N.C.—Tiger Woods will play the Wyndham Championship for the first time.

In an e-mail to The Associated Press yesterday, agent Mark Steinberg confirmed Woods will play in Greensboro this week.

That ends a few days of uncertainty around Sedgefield County Club—the site of the final tournament of golf’s regular season.

Woods created a stir by entering the field just ahead of the deadline last Friday.

But after closing out a 73 and missing the cut at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, he hedged a bit.

He said he would “go through it with my team” to “see if that’s the right move or not.”

Yesterday morning, Wyndham tournament director Mark Brazil sent out a brief tweet: “Bam! Tiger is coming!”

The first round begins Thursday.

The Wyndham annually is the last chance for the PGA Tour’s bubble players to play their way into the FedEx Cup playoffs.

They begin next week at The Barclays in New Jersey.

Woods—who’s at No. 187 on the points list—comes to Greensboro rather far from the bubble. Only the top 125 players reach the playoffs.

He would get into The Barclays with a victory and possibly could advance by finishing alone in second.

Last year, only one player outside the top 125—Sang-Moon Bae—earned enough points at Greensboro to move into the playoffs—jumping from No. 126 to No. 120 after his tie for 14th.

Nobody did it in 2013.

Now the question is how long Woods will stick around at Sedgefield.

In 10 events this year, Woods missed the cut in four of them and withdrew from another.

He missed the cut in the last three majors.

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