Tiger Woods' tournament is this week in Albany, here's all YOU need to know

The Hero World Challenge returns after a one-year hiatus. 

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Mon, 29 Nov 2021

Tiger Woods' tournament is this week in Albany, here's all YOU need to know

Tiger Woods' tournament is this week, which means we may get to hear him speak for the first time since his car crash. 

Woods, 45, is the host of the Hero World Challenge which returns after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He is not playing, of course, but he will command all of the attention after he posted a three-second clip showing him hitting a 7-iron Medalist Golf Club in Florida. 

PGA Tour officials have not confirmed yet if he will partake in any media duties. He has not spoken publicly since he overturned his SUV in February. 

His yacht is reportedly there according to MarineTraffic. The super yacht is called "Privacy". In the past, Woods has sent the yacht to tournament locations and then flown there. 

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The field? It's incredible: 

Collin Morikawa

Viktor Hovland

Patrick Cantlay

Jordan Spieth

Xander Schauffele 

Daniel Berger

Justin Thomas

Tyrrell Hatton

Bryson DeChambeau

Hideki Matsuyama

Tony Finau 

Patrick Reed

Brooks Koepka

Henrik Stenson 

Harris English

Webb Simpson 

Abraham Ancer

Scottie Scheffler 

Rory McIlroy

Justin Rose

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Spieth will peg it up for the first time since he became a dad. His little boy Sammy was born on 14 November. 

There are notable FedEx Cup champions in the field, which include Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas. 

Collin Morikawa is fresh off a double in the desert. He won the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. 

Hovland will play after a stunning victory at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. 

Currently, the highest-ranked player in the FedExCup field is Sam Burns, who has not finished outside the top 15 in four starts during the fall swing on the PGA Tour. 

No FedExCup points are awarded at for this event, but world-ranking points will be given out. 

They are playing at Albany Golf Course, which is a par-72 layout measuring at 7,309 yards. The average winning score is nearly at 20-under. 

Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have all gone extremely low around this layout. 

The tournament begins on Thursday, 2 December at 1.30pm ET. That's 6.30pm for UK viewers. 

Henrik Stenson is the reigning champion after he beat Jon Rahm by one shot. Woods finished fourth. 

McIlroy and Morikawa are the favourites to win at 15/2. 

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