November 18, (THEWILL) – Golfing legend Tiger Woods has announced he will be returning to competition later this month at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. The 82-time PGA Tour winner revealed on Saturday, via social media, that he will play in the 20-player tournament he hosts, scheduled for November 30 – December 3 at Albany.
This will mark Woods’ first PGA Tour start since undergoing ankle surgery in the spring that sidelined him. The 15-time major champion’s tournament play has been limited since he was involved in a serious single-car crash in February 2021 that left him with significant leg injuries. Woods has been spending more time on the golf course of late, even caddying for his son Charlie at a junior event in September, which the younger Woods won.
However, the elder Woods has not competed on the PGA Tour since withdrawing after two rounds of the Masters in April due to plantar fasciitis. He also announced on Saturday, that former world number ones Justin Rose and Lucas Glover have been awarded exemptions into the exclusive 20-player field in the Bahamas, replacing Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.
The Hero World Challenge will provide golf fans an opportunity to see Woods back in action as he continues his recovery almost two years removed from his crash. While expectations will be measured for Woods’ return after such a long layoff, the event should give some indication of where his game currently stands.
All eyes will be on the 15-time major winner as he resumes his illustrious career at a tournament benefitting his charitable foundation.