Dates set for 2019 Hero World Challenge
The Hero World Challenge returns to Albany, Bahamas and will feature an exciting new schedule for the 2019 tournament. Round 1 will tee off on Wednesday, December 4 with competition concluding on Saturday, December 7. The Saturday finish will help accommodate the players’ travel schedule to the 2019 Presidents Cup, to be played in Australia the following week.
“I am looking forward to hosting the 2019 Hero World Challenge at Albany and beginning two weeks of international competition,” tournament host Tiger Woods said. “Since moving the tournament to Albany in 2015, the event has grown in many ways and this year’s unique schedule allows us to continue trying new things during tournament week.”
The Hero World Challenge remains in its usual post-Thanksgiving week slot on the PGA TOUR schedule. The 2019 event will feature a full week of activities for sponsors, players and guests.
“Our association with Tiger Woods and the Hero World Challenge is growing stronger with each passing year. This platform has immensely contributed towards further strengthening the global profile of Hero MotoCorp.” Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp, said. “The Hero World Challenge brings the world’s top players to Albany and presents an action-packed week of golfing excellence. This year’s exciting new schedule promises to bring much more for the golfing fans and the community at large.”
“For over two decades, the world’s top players have supported the Hero World Challenge and provided the tournament with the best field in golf,” tournament director Mike Antolini said. “We’re excited to support Tiger and the players with a non-traditional schedule this year and our entire team is committed to providing another world-class experience for everyone who joins us at Albany this December.”
The Hero World Challenge is a four-round, 72-hole stroke play event with a $3.5 million purse, a $1 million winner’s prize and Official World Golf Ranking points awarded. It will be held at Albany’s par-72, 7,302-yard Championship Golf Course for the fifth consecutive year.
Live television coverage of the 2019 Hero World Challenge will be provided by GOLF Channel and NBC with a full broadcast schedule being released at a later date. The Hero World Challenge benefits TGR Foundation, the Tavistock Foundation and Bahamas Youth Foundation.
A limited number of grounds tickets and hospitality packages are on sale now.