Tiger Woods has indicated that he is considering playing in one of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series events.

The former world number one has now dropped down to 36th in the rankings after a long injury lay-off and a disappointing USPGA Championship.

Having failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup play-offs he now needs to extend his schedule as he bids to prove his worth to Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples.

Woods’ only remaining confirmed appearance in 2011 is at the Australian Open, which takes place the week before the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.

The American has also turned down an invite from Colin Montgomerie to play in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles this weekend.

Speaking on his website www.tigerwoods.com he says, “Right now I’m looking at my options.

“I’ve had some conversations with US captain Fred Couples and we’ll see how it goes. Of course I want to be on the team. It’s always fun to play for your country.”

He adds, “I’m just going to keep practising and try to get better. It’s Freddie’s call and he can make any choice he wants.”

Woods also said his search for a new caddie will go on. He says, “I haven’t decided on a new caddie yet but am definitely thinking about it a lot.

“There’s a few guys I’m looking at but it all depends on timing. At this point, I’m in no hurry to make a decision.”