After much speculation and anticipation, Tiger Woods has announced that he will be competing in the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. This news comes as a relief to many who have been eagerly waiting for Woods’ return to the golf course since he withdrew from the 2023 Masters and underwent surgery.
Since his withdrawal from the Masters, Woods has been absent from golf, but videos of him caddying for his son, Charlie, without any noticeable signs of injury have been circulating on social media. These videos sparked hope among fans that Woods would make a comeback sooner rather than later.
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. 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’s tournament promises to be an exciting affair as Woods joins 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.