Tiger Woods to play in 2017 Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods to play in 2017 Hero World Challenge.

Jupiter Island, FLA- 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. He is 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.

Good-any-day grounds tickets and a limited number of premium hospitality packages for the Hero World Challenge are available for purchase HERE.

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