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Forgettable 2015 winding down for Tiger Woods as he prepares for Quicken Loans National

  • Tiger Woods smiles as he answers a question during a news conference prior to the start of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Tiger Woods smiles as he answers a question during a news conference prior to the start of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during a practice round for the Quicken Loans National golt tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during a practice round for the Quicken Loans National golt tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods signs autographs after a practice round for the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Tiger Woods signs autographs after a practice round for the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods is running out of opportunities to salvage a lost season.

This week's Quicken Loans National could be his second-to-last start before the new PGA Tour season begins in the fall. He's on track to miss the FedEx Cup playoffs, and he needs a victory just to be eligible for next week's Bridgestone Invitational, on a course where he's won eight times.

Barring a dramatic turnaround, Woods' season will conclude at the PGA Championship in two weeks.

Woods acknowledged Tuesday that his last two years have been forgettable. Last year, he missed three months after back surgery, and this year he took two months off to fix a balky short game. He says he doesn't feel a huge sense of urgency because he hasn't played much competitive golf.