Tiger Woods is set to make his return to the golf course at the 2023 Hero World Challenge in Albany, Bahamas. The announcement of his participation in the tournament has put an end to much speculation about his return to the sport. Since withdrawing from the 2023 Masters and undergoing surgery, Woods has been absent from golf, but videos of him caddying for his son, Charlie, have been circulating on social media, leading to hope that he 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.
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 30th to December 3rd. The announcement of Woods’ participation in the tournament has generated excitement among fans and players alike. With only a few days left until tee-off time, anticipation for this highly anticipated event continues to build.