Tiger Woods ‘Excited’ to Play in Hero World Challenge



Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on November 30. The news was announced on Monday at TigerWoods.com and on Twitter, where Woods said: “I’d like to thank the committee of 1 for picking myself and Daniel Berger to play in this years #HeroWorldChallenge.”

The announcement comes after many positive signals from the winner of 14 major championships and 79 PGA Tour events. In recent weeks Woods has posted video clips of himself hitting a variety of golf shots, including full-swing and apparently pain-free shots such as a drive and a “stinger.”

“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” Tiger said at his website. “Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field. I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury.”

The Hero World Challenge has an 18-man field that features many of the top-ranked golfers in the world, including winners of 22 majors and 13 players who competed in the 2017 Presidents Cup.

Hero World Challenge Field

Dustin Johnson

Jordan Spieth

Justin Thomas

Hideki Matsuyama

Jason Day

Rickie Fowler

Brooks Koepka

Matt Kuchar

Justin Rose

Alex Noren

Marc Leishman

Tommy Fleetwood

Francesco Molinari

Patrick Reed

Charley Hoffman

Kevin Kisner

Tiger Woods (tournament host, exemption)

Daniel Berger (exemption)

Tiger Woods File

  • He had his fourth back procedure on April 19.
  • His last tournament appearance was in early February at the Dubai Desert Classic, where he withdrew after an opening round of 77.
  • His most recent victory was the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
  • Tiger will turn 42 on December 30.

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.

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