Tiger Woods made it official Wednesday by saying he would return to competition as a part of the 20-man subject at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
Woods is the tournament host of the unofficial occasion on Dec. 1-4 at Albany Golf Club, the place the tournament has been performed since 2015.
It would be the first time Woods has performed the Hero World Challenge, which advantages his basis, since 2019.
That was solely the third tournament he performed in 2022, all of them majors. He made the lower at the Masters and PGA Championship, ending forty seventh at Augusta National and withdrawing after three rounds at Southern Hills.
The Hero World Challenge is the beginning of a busy month for Woods, who additionally has agreed to play in a made-for-TV exhibition on Dec. 10 with Rory McIlroy as his associate in a 12-hole match in opposition to Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
Woods additionally is anticipated to play in the PNC Championship per week later with his son, Charlie. They had been runners-up a 12 months in the past in Orlando, Florida.
I’m excited to announce that I will probably be in the sector for this 12 months’s <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/HeroWorldChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#HeroWorldChallenge</a>. An enormous welcome to <a href=”https://twitter.com/K_Kisner?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@K_Kisner</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/TommyFleetwood1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@TommyFleetwood1</a> for becoming a member of us as effectively. See you quickly at Albany!
The 20-man subject in the Bahamas receives world rating factors, with the caveat that sponsor exemptions should be among the many prime 50 in the world. There is an exception for the tournament host — Woods is at No. 1,245.
Woods stated Tommy Fleetwood and Kevin Kisner can be the opposite exemptions, becoming a member of an already stacked subject that has 17 of the highest 20 gamers in the world. The solely gamers from the highest 20 not taking part in are McIlroy, Cameron Smith and Patrick Cantlay. Smith, the British Open champion, is ineligible due to his PGA Tour suspension for becoming a member of LIV Golf.
Also, tournament officers introduced that Will Zalatoris has not totally recovered from a again harm that stored him out of the Tour Championship and the Presidents Cup. Zalatoris was changed by former British Open champion Shane Lowry.