Tiger Woods to return to tournament golf at Hero World Challenge

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Tiger Woods has announced he is returning to tournament golf. Again.

After a few months of teasing golf fans with a few swing videos down his social media channels, Tiger Woods has officially announced he will return to competitive golf at next month’s Hero World Challenge (November 30 – December 3).

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The tournament is sponsored by Woods’ TGR Live organisation and the small field without a cut will be a perfect place for Woods to return to the golf course.

Woods hasn’t played a golf tournament since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

Woods joked on Twitter that as tournament sponsor, a committee of exactly 1 made the decision to gift himself a sponsors exemption invitation to the event.

The full media release:

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
Alex Noren (14), Sweden
Jordan Spieth (2), USA
Marc Leishman (16), Australia
Hideki Matsuyama (3), Japan
Tommy Fleetwood (17), England
Justin Thomas (4), USA
Francesco Molinari (18), Italy
Jason Day (7), Australia
Patrick Reed (20), USA
Rickie Fowler (8), USA
Charley Hoffman (23), USA
Brooks Koepka (11), USA
Kevin Kisner (24), USA
Matt Kuchar (12), USA
Tiger Woods (tournament host), USA
Justin Rose (13), England
Daniel Berger (exemption), USA

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.

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