Tiger Woods is set to make a significant return to competitive golf, marking his first appearance since April. He’ll be participating in the Hero World Challenge, an event he hosts annually to support the Tiger Woods Foundation. The tournament, held at the Albany Golf Course in the Bahamas for the eighth consecutive year, will take place in December, featuring prominent golfers such as Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Viktor Hovland, and Scottie Scheffler, the current world’s No. 1 player.
Woods’ comeback follows a seven-month hiatus due to ankle surgery, which forced him to withdraw from the US Open after playing in the Masters and subsequently exiting halfway through the event. The golfing legend has faced challenges with injuries and aging over recent seasons, having undergone back surgery in 2014 and experiencing a hiatus from major tournaments for a significant duration. His return to the course after a near-retirement following a car accident in 2021 has been remarkable, although his mobility hasn’t been the same.
Despite these hurdles, Woods expressed in a recent press conference his determination to play as long as he believes he can contend for victory. His participation in the Hero World Challenge raises anticipation, and there’s a notable chance for him to make an impact at the tournament.
For fans eager to catch the action, the Hero World Challenge will primarily air on the Golf Channel, with NBC taking over for the afternoon sessions during the weekend. Those looking to stream the tournament can do so through Peacock and Fubo, both offering free trial options.
Dan Hicks will handle play-by-play commentary across all platforms, while the analysis will be provided by Paul McGinley and Curt Byrum as part of the broadcast team.
The return of Tiger Woods to competitive golf has undoubtedly sparked interest and excitement among golf enthusiasts worldwide, and his participation in the Hero World Challenge promises to be a captivating event for fans and followers of the sport.
Hero World Challenge TV schedule 2023
|Thursday, Nov. 30
|Friday, Dec. 1
|Saturday, Dec. 2
|Sunday, Dec. 3
|11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hero World Challenge tee times
Thursday, Nov. 30
Where is the Hero World Challenge in 2023?
- Course: Albany Golf Club
- Location: Albany, Bahamas
- Par: 72
- Distance: 7,309 yards
Hero World Challenge past winners
|Davis Love III
|Davis Love III