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Tiger Woods will consider the possibility of joining the European Tour after changes are made to membership qualification.
The European Tour is expected to announce soon that participation in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Seve Trophy will count toward the 13 events needed for tour membership.
Woods said Wednesday he last looked into joining the European Tour in 2000 when the requirement was 11 events.
“I knew I would have to play one or two more events back then when it was 11 but now that criteria is 13,” he said at the World Golf Finals in Turkey. “I don’t know what my numbers are as I know I played 19 in the States this year and whether it crosses over or not but I will again look at it.
“I did play Abu Dhabi but then 13 are certainly a lot more than 11, especially playing full time in the States.”
Woods would be only two or three events short of the 13 if the list includes the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, four majors, four World Golf Championship events and appearances in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Meanwhile, organizers said they hope Woods will compete in the inaugural Turkish Open next year.
The $7 million event will be played Nov. 7-10, 2013, at The Montgomerie Course in Belek.
Ahmet Agaoglu, president of the Turkish Golf Federation, said the 78-player European Tour event will take place a week before the season-ending Dubai championship….
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