Tiger Woods has announced that he will compete in the 2023 Hero World Challenge, ending much speculation about his return to the golf course. Since pulling out of the 2023 Masters and undergoing surgery, Woods has been absent from the sport. However, videos of him leading his son Charlie without showing any noticeable signs of injury have been circulating on social media, leading to hopes that the 15-time major champion will be back sooner rather than later.
The Hero World Challenge is an unofficial PGA Tour event hosted by Woods and his TGR Ventures. The tournament features the top 20 players in the world, including Scotty Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Max Homme, Rickie Fowler, Victor Hovland and Colin Morikawa. Although he hosted the tournament, Woods was unable to participate in the Hero last season due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Woods will be joined by exceptions Justin Rose and Lucas Glover to round out the 20-man field that will compete in Albany, Bahamas from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. The announcement of Woods’ participation in the tournament caused excitement among fans and players alike as it marks a significant milestone in his recovery journey following a series of injuries and surgeries over the past few years.