Tournament host Tiger Woods welcomes elite field for 2019 Hero World Challenge
Sixteen of the 18 playing spots in the 2019 Hero World Challenge have been announced. The elite end-of-year PGA TOUR event held at Albany, Bahamas will feature eight of the top 10 players in the world. Among those committed include Tournament Host and 2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods, 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, defending tournament champion Jon Rahm and past champions Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.
2019 Hero World Challenge field:
Name (Official World Golf Ranking as of 8/26/19), Country
*updated 11/13/19 to reflect tournament exemptions
Dustin Johnson (3), USA
Justin Rose (4), England
Justin Thomas (5), USA
Jon Rahm (6), Spain
Patrick Cantlay (7), USA
Tiger Woods (8), USA – Tournament Host
Xander Schauffele (9), USA
Bryson DeChambeau (10), USA
Tony Finau (12), USA
Webb Simpson (14), USA
Patrick Reed (16), USA
Gary Woodland (17), USA
Rickie Fowler (19), USA
Matt Kuchar (20), USA
Bubba Watson (25), USA
Kevin Kisner (27), USA
Henrik Stenson (31), Sweden – exemption
Jordan Spieth (33), USA – exemption
This year’s tournament will be held Wednesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Albany, marking the fifth consecutive year the event has been held in The Bahamas. The Saturday finish will help accommodate the players’ travel schedule to the 2019 Presidents Cup, to be played in Australia the following week.
Proceeds from the 2019 Hero World Challenge will benefit the TGR Foundation and ONE Bahamas Fund. Founded by Woods, NEXUS Luxury Collection and members of the Albany community following Hurricane Dorian, ONE Bahamas Fund has pledged $6 million towards the rebuilding of The Bahamas with a dollar for dollar match in hopes of raising $12 million to help those impacted by the hurricane.
Live television coverage of the 2019 Hero World Challenge will be provided by GOLF Channel during all four rounds and by NBC during the final round. Good-any-day grounds tickets and a limited number of premium hospitality packages for the Hero World Challenge are available for purchase by clicking HERE.