Tiger Woods to play in 2017 Hero World Challenge
Following nine months away from competitive golf, tournament host Tiger Woods is set to make his return at the 2017 Hero World Challenge Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 at Albany, Bahamas.
“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” Woods said. “Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field. I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury.”
Woods, whose TGR Live organization manages the Hero World Challenge, is a five-time winner of the event. Tiger Woods Foundation is the event’s charitable beneficiary along with the Tavistock Foundation and Bahamas Youth Foundation.
Joining Woods in the 2017 Hero World Challenge field is Daniel Berger. Woods and Berger round out the final two spots in the elite 18-player Hero World Challenge field. Berger is coming off one of his best years as a professional, earning his second career PGA TOUR win and representing the United States in the Presidents Cup.
2017 Hero World Challenge field:
Name (Official World Golf Ranking as of 9/25/17), Country
|Dustin Johnson (1), USA||Tommy Fleetwood (17), England|
|Jordan Spieth (2), USA||Francesco Molinari (18), Italy|
|Hideki Matsuyama (3), Japan||Patrick Reed (20), USA|
|Justin Thomas (4), USA||Charley Hoffman (23), USA|
|Rickie Fowler (8), USA||Kevin Kisner (24), USA|
|Brooks Koepka (11), USA||Daniel Berger (25), USA|
|Matt Kuchar (12), USA||Kevin Chappell (26), USA|
|Justin Rose (13), England||Tiger Woods (tournament host), USA|
|Alex Noren (14), Sweden||Henrik Stenson (exemption), Sweden|
Field updated as of 11/2/2017
The field for the Hero World Challenge features the winners of 22 major championships and 13 players who competed in this year’s Presidents Cup, and it includes many players who produced the biggest highlights of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season.