Tiger Woods has decided to participate in the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas, ending months of speculation about his return to the golf course. Despite withdrawing from the 2023 Masters and undergoing surgery, Woods has been absent from the sport. However, videos of him caddying for his son, Charlie, without showing any noticeable signs of injury have been circulating on social media, leading to hope that the 15-time major champion 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, Bahamas from November 30 to December 3. The announcement of Woods’ participation in the tournament has generated excitement among fans and players alike.