Tiger Woods, the 15-time major champion, has announced that he will compete in the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. This news ends months of speculation about his return to the golf course after withdrawing from the 2023 Masters and undergoing surgery.
Videos of Woods caddying for his son, Charlie, have been circulating on social media, giving hope to fans that he would make a comeback soon. Despite being the tournament host, Woods was unable to participate in the Hero last season due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
The Hero World Challenge is a non-official PGA Tour event hosted by Woods and his TGR Ventures. The tournament features a field of 20 of the best players in the world, including Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler, Viktor Hovland, and Collin Morikawa.
Woods will be joined by exemptions Justin Rose and Lucas Glover to round out the field of 20 players set to compete at Albany from November 30 to December 3. The announcement of Woods’ participation in the tournament has generated excitement among fans and players alike.