Another week, another field without Tiger Woods.


Friday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline to officially commit to next week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit has come and gone without Woods entering his name into the field.


The reigning Masters champion and 15-time major winner hasn’t played an official PGA Tour event since February’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera, when he shot a final-round 77 to finish in last place.


In his only other Tour start this year, he tied for ninth in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.


Woods skipped both the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Players while nursing a back injury before the coronavirus pandemic suspended the Tour season. He looked fit as a fiddle playing in The Match: Champions for Charity on May 24, where he and Peyton Manning defeated Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at Woods’ home club, Medalist Golf Club.


Woods did not play in the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic last season.


Tiger Woods 2009 Memorial

Tiger Woods holds the trophy next to Jack Nicklaus after winning the 2009 Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. Photo by Mike Munden/Associated Press


The next tournament Woods potentially could play would be the Workday Charity Open, a replacement event for the John Deere Classic and the first of two consecutive events to be held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.


Woods has been mum about his future plans, but it would seem unlikely, given his battles with injury and recent history, that he would play back to back weeks in Ohio.


More likely? Woods gives it a go at The Memorial, July 16-19, a tournament he has won a record five times, most recently in 2012. His next victory will be his 83rd and break a tie with Sam Snead for the Tour’s all-time victory record.


The field at the Rocket Mortgage Classic may be missing Woods, but it does include a smattering of big-name talent. Webb Simpson, World No. 5 and the leader of the FedEx Cup, was a late commitment. Simpson won the RBC Heritage last week but withdrew from the Travelers Championship when a family member tested positive for coronavirus. Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson are all scheduled to take on Detroit Golf Club.