CIMB Classic 2012: Tiger Woods Looks to Start Fall Season Strong

Daniel ZhuContributor IOctober 22, 2012

ANTALYA, TURKEY - OCTOBER 11:  Tiger Woods of the USA plays his second shot into the 16th green during his match against Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland on day three of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final at the Antalya GC on October 11, 2012 in Antalya, Turkey.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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As the PGA Tour rolls along into its fall season, Tiger Woods and some other top golfers in the world are looking to playing overseas at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

After playing five-consecutive weeks of golf this past month, Tiger Woods is looking to make a strong showing in his postseason debut.

Woods did show some of his old form at The World Golf Final in Turkey earlier this month, where he beat Rory McIlroy by seven shots. Then again, the former World No. 1 has three wins under his belt this season, and has shown significant improvement.

The Mines Resort and Golf Club is a just a shade under 7000 yards, and for someone who hits it as long as Tiger, he should be able to take advantage of the course. There are three par fives in this challenging layout, and Woods will need to capitalize on his length if he wants to be a factor in this tournament.

Tiger's performance in the postseason will be a deciding factor to how he'll perform next year. He's got a busy schedule ahead of him, and if he can pick up a couple of more wins, Woods will have plenty of momentum heading into 2013.

This week will be important for Tiger, as well, because it will set the tone for the remainder of his season, and he needs a good fall season to offset some of the disappointments during the regular season.

After playing this week, Woods will finish his season off at his own Chevron World Challenge where he is both the defending champion and a four-time winner.