The PGA Tour has created a special sponsor exemption for Tiger Woods to enter future signature events.

The PGA Tour schedule currently includes eight signature events, which feature bigger purses, more FedEx Cup points, smaller fields, and, in most cases, no cuts. Tiger isn't automatically eligible because he doesn't play a regular PGA Tour schedule.

This year, the 48-year old entered his host signature event, the Genesis Invitational (he withdrew in the second round), and the three majors, which are not operated by the PGA Tour. Tiger — who made the cut at the Masters but not at the PGA Championship nor the U.S. Open — intends to compete in next month's Open Championship at Royal Troon.

“I've only got one more tournament this season,” Tiger said Friday at Pinehurst No. 2. “Even if I win the British Open, I don't think I'll be in the playoffs. Just one more event and then I'll come back whenever I come back.”

The PGA Tour policy board approved the special sponsor exemption during a meeting with the PGA Tour Enterprises board of directors in Hartford, per ESPN. The final signature event of 2024, the Travelers Championship, begins Thursday in Connecticut. (Tiger Woods is on the policy board and is VP of Enterprises, though he reportedly abstained from voting.)

Tiger's 82 wins on the PGA Tour are tied with Sam Snead for most in history.

“An additional sponsor exemption will be created to recognize Tiger Woods in his own category as a player who has reached an exceptional lifetime achievement threshold of 80+ career wins,” the PGA Tour wrote in a memo.

This year, the PGA Tour dubbed the following as “Signature Events”:  The Sentry, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, RBC Heritage, Wells Fargo Championship, Memorial Tournament and the Travelers.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan elaborated on the decision at his Travelers pro-am press conference on Wednesday at TPC River Highlands.

“I think it was important to our membership, it's something we talked about with the PAC, it was important to our player directors, it was important to our board, it's important to me because, you know, the man, as the exemption says, has won more than 80 events, and I think being able to give him the opportunity to compete in these events — any event he's ever played in he's made it bigger, he's made it better, he's drawn more eyeballs to it, and I think just as an organization we wanted to celebrate his exceptionalism in that manner.”

Monahan also said the PGA Tour will continue to experiment with field sizes, cut lines, and host venues for the signature events going forward. Earlier this week, the PGA Tour's 2025 schedule revealed a change of date for the Memorial, satisfying host Jack Nicklaus.