After much speculation, Tiger Woods has announced that he will compete in the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. The tournament, hosted by Woods and his TGR Ventures, features a field of 20 of the best players in the world.
Since withdrawing from the 2023 Masters and undergoing surgery, Woods has been absent from the sport. However, videos of him caddying for his son, Charlie, without displaying any noticeable signs of injury have been circulating on social media. These videos have led to hope that the 15-time major champion would make a comeback sooner rather than later.
Despite being the tournament host, Woods was unable to participate in the Hero last season due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. This year, however, he is set to join exemptions Justin Rose and Lucas Glover to round out the field of 20 players competing at Albany from November 30 to December 3.
The announcement of Woods’ participation in the tournament has generated excitement among fans and players alike. The field includes some of the biggest names in golf today such as Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler and Viktor Hovland. Collin Morikawa will also be participating.