November 09, (THEWILL) – Tiger Woods, who is hosting the Hero World Challenge, revealed on Twitter on Wednesday, that he will be competing in the tournament.
In 1999, in order to raise money for his foundation, Woods and his father, Earl, established the Hero World Challenge. The competition, which raised money for youngsters in the United States and the Bahamas for more than ten years while being held in Southern California, moved to Albany in 2015.
Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Billy Horschel, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Viktor Hovland, Sam Burns, Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Jordan Kisner, and Tommy Fleetwood are among the players competing in the 2022 tournament. The field is completed by rookies: Will Zalatoris, Cameron Young, Sungjae Im, Max Homa, and Tom Kim.
The trio of Woods, Spieth, and Thomas will square off on the upcoming episode of ‘The Match’ a week after the Hero World Challenge. Thomas and Spieth will battle against Woods and Rory McIlroy. On December 10, the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, will host the golf competition for television.
Woods, who will turn 47 on December 30, has increased his golfing after suffering serious leg injuries in a single-car accident in February 2021. He sustained additional injuries to his foot and ankle that necessitated the insertion of screws and pins, as well as open fractures in the upper and lower parts of his right leg.