The excitement among golf fans is palpable after the announcement that Tiger Woods will be competing in the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. This comes as a relief to many who have been eagerly waiting for news of his return to the sport, following his withdrawal from the 2023 Masters and subsequent surgery.
Woods has been absent from golf for some time now, but videos of him caddying for his son, Charlie, on social media have sparked hope that he would make a comeback sooner rather than later. Despite this, there has been much speculation about whether or not Woods would return to competitive golf.
The Hero World Challenge is a non-official PGA Tour event hosted by Woods and his TGR Ventures. This year’s tournament will feature 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 last season’s Hero due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. However, he has made it clear that he is determined to compete at Albany this year and join exemptions Justin Rose and Lucas Glover in what promises to be an exciting tournament.