Tiger Woods confirms he'll play Hero World Challenge in Bahamas

Woods among 14 of top 20 players in the world to tee up at Hero World Challenge.

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Tiger Woods confirms he'll play Hero World Challenge in Bahamas

 

Tiger Woods has confirmed he will be teeing up in his own event at next month's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on December 2. 


 

Aside from playing alongside Phil Mickelson in the $9 million, pay-per-view match in Las Vegas on November 23, the Hero World Challenge will mark Woods' first competitive start on Tour since his memorable Tour Championship victory two months ago. 

Woods no longer needs an invite into his own tournament now that he is up to 13th in the world, a far cry from when he was outside the top 650 two years ago.

Tiger Woods carded a 73 on his return to Augusta (Chris Carlson/AP)

The 18-man, no-cut event will also see Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson and Alex Noren compete.

Two additional exemptions will be announced in the coming weeks.

Woods has won this tournament on five occasions, and has finished 15th (2016) and tied ninth (2017) the past two years.