The tournament, which takes place at Albany in The Bahamas, features six of the world’s top 10, including the player currently top of the world rankings, Scottie Scheffler, who finished runner-up in the previous two editions.
Also in the field is 2017 winner Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, who won in 2014, and two-time Major winners Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas. Will Zalatoris, who hasn’t played since undergoing back surgery in April, also returns after a long injury layoff.
However, it will be Woods who takes center stage this week in what is an ideal event to ease his way back into action. He is the tournament host and, while competitive, the Hero World Challenge doesn’t have quite the pressure of a regular PGA Tour event as it is considered unofficial. It's the first of two starts in close succession, with he and son Charlie lined up for the PNC Championship in December.
Hero World Challenge Field 2023
- Scottie Scheffler
- Viktor Hovland
- Max Homa
- Matt Fitzpatrick
- Brian Harman
- Wyndham Clark
- Jordan Spieth
- Cameron Young
- Keegan Bradley
- Collin Morikawa
- Tony Finau
- Sam Burns
- Jason Day
- Sepp Straka
- Will Zalatoris
- Rickie Fowler
- Justin Thomas
- Justin Rose
- Lucas Glover
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