World number two Tiger Woods has hinted that he will consider becoming part of the European Tour next year.
Ahead of the new season the Tour is expected to announce that participation in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Seve Trophy will count towards the 13 tournaments required to gain membership.
Woods, who last thought about entering European events back in 2000, feels that the time may be right for him to make the switch.
"I knew I would have to play one or two more events back then when it was 11 but now that criteria is 13," he told reporters. "I don't know what my numbers are as I know I played 19 in the States this year and whether it crosses over or not but I will again look at it.
"I did play Abu Dhabi but then 13 are certainly a lot more than 11, especially playing full-time in the States."
Woods is currently competing at the World Golf Finals, which have been abandoned for the day due to storms in Istanbul.