Woods named in Hero World Challenge field

Tiger Woods has announced on Twitter that he will make his first return to competitive golf in months at the upcoming Hero World Challenge.

The tournament, which kicks off on December 1, will mark the first time the 15-time major champion has competed since missing the cut at the Open Championship in July.

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods (Credit: PGA Tour)

“I am excited to announce that I will be in the field for this year’s #HeroWorldChallenge. A big welcome to @K_Kisner and @TommyFleetwood1 for joining us as well. See you soon at Albany!”

The 20-man field will include Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth and defending champion, Viktor Hovland along with Sunday’s Nedbank Challenge winner, Tommy Fleetwood and Houston Open winner, Tony Finau.

Unfortunately for our local schedule, the Hero World Challenge clashes with the Australian Open with most US and international players choosing to be pampered in the Bahamas rather than make the long flight Down Under….and who could blame them.

Woods is also set to play in the latest iteration of The Match on December 10 and is widely expected to tee it up again alongside his son at the PNC Championship on December 17.