Hero World Challenge Purse, Prize Money And Field

Tiger Woods may be missing, but there’s still a strong field for the event, including 2021 winner Viktor Hovland

Host Tiger Woods and 2021 Hero World Challenge winner Viktor Hovland pose with the trophy
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The Hero World Challenge takes place at Albany in the Bahamas, with some of the world’s best players among the 20-man field.

One player who is missing is five-time winner of the tournament, Tiger Woods. The 46-year-old has developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot, meaning the tournament’s host has been forced to withdraw. That leaves a place for World No.29 Sepp Straka. 

Last year, Norwegian Viktor Hovland won by one shot over American Scottie Scheffler to claim the winner’s share of $1m. Both players return for this year’s tournament, but they will face stiff competition if they are to finish as high up the leaderboard.

 Jon Rahm, who won the tournament in 2018 and finished runner-up the year after, is also in the field. The Spaniard has been in excellent form of late, including winning the DP World Tour Championship at Dubai’s Earth Course earlier in the month. He’ll be confident of continuing that impressive form and claiming his second Hero World Challenge title.

Another player who has been in top form in recent months is Tony Finau. The American has three wins since July, with the most recent being the PGA Tour’s Houston Open just over two weeks ago. Jordan Spieth, who won the tournament in 2014, is also appearing, as is World No.6 Xander Schauffele. There are three other players from the world’s top 10 participating this week – World No.8 Justin Thomas, World No.9 Matt Fitzpatrick and World No.10 Collin Morikawa. 

Another player to keep an eye on will be PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Cameron Young, while Tom Kim, undoubtedly another of the breakout stars of 2022, also appears. Elsewhere, BMW PGA Championship winner Shane Lowry replaces Will Zalatoris, who was named in the original field, while Corey Conners comes in for Hideki Matsuyama

Players will be competing for a $3.5m purse, with the winner once again claiming $1m and the runner-up earning $350,000. Meanwhile, it’s not just prize money that players can earn. That’s because even though the Hero World Challenge, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, is not an official PGA Tour event, Official World Golf Ranking points are on offer.

Below is the full breakdown of the prize money and field for the 2022 Hero World Challenge.

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Hero World Challenge 2022 Prize Money

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Hero World Challenge Field 2022

  • Burns, Sam
  • Conners, Corey
  • Finau, Tony
  • Fitzpatrick, Matt
  • Fleetwood, Tommy
  • Homa, Max
  • Horschel, Billy
  • Hovland, Viktor
  • Im, Sungjae
  • Kim, Tom
  • Kisner, Kevin
  • Lowry, Shane
  • Morikawa, Collin
  • Rahm, Jon
  • Schauffele, Xander
  • Scheffler, Scottie
  • Spieth, Jordan
  • Straka, Sepp
  • Thomas, Justin
  • Young, Cameron

How Many Players Are In The Hero World Challenge?

The Hero World Challenge features 20 of the world's best players, an increase of four from the 16 who took part between its inception in 2000 and 2008, when the size of the field increased to 18. 

Is There A Cut At The Hero World Challenge?

Because the field is limited to 20, there is no cut at the Hero World Challenge. Players compete over four days of stroke play, with the winner earning $1m. 

Mike Hall
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