Tiger Woods is set to make a return to the golf course as he has announced that he will compete in the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. The news ends months of speculation about his comeback after withdrawing from the 2023 Masters and undergoing surgery.
Woods, a 15-time major champion, has been absent from the sport since then but videos of him caddying for his son, Charlie, have been circulating on social media, giving hope to fans that he would make a comeback soon.
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 will take place from November 30 to December 3 at Albany in the Bahamas. Woods will be joined by exemptions Justin Rose and Lucas Glover to round out the field of 20 players set to compete in this highly anticipated event. The announcement of Woods’ participation has generated excitement among fans and players alike.