PGA Tour gives Tiger Woods 'lifetime achievement' exemption

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Tiger Woods will be able to gain entry to all PGA Tour signature events moving forward after the circuit's policy board voted to grant him a special exemption due to "exceptional lifetime achievement."

The move will give Woods access to the tour's eight signature tournaments, all of which award large prize money and extra points in the FedEx Cup standings despite possessing smaller fields than standard events.

The exemption was approved when the policy board met alongside the PGA Tour Enterprises board in Hartford, Conn., according to ESPN.

The tour's memo on the decision read, per ESPN, "An additional sponsor exemption will be created to recognise Tiger Woods in his own category as a player who has reached an exceptional lifetime achievement threshold of 80-plus career wins."

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