After much speculation, Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will be playing in the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. This comes after Woods had surgery following his withdrawal from the 2023 Masters, causing him to be away from the golf course for some time. However, videos of Woods caddying for his son, Charlie, without a noticeable limp surfaced on social media, sparking hope that the 15-time major champion would return to the game sooner rather than later.
The Hero World Challenge, an event hosted by Woods and his TGR Ventures, is a non-official PGA Tour event that features a field of 20 of the best players in the world. Players like Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler, Viktor Hovland, and Collin Morikawa are set to compete in the tournament alongside Woods.
Last season, Woods was unable to participate in the Hero World Challenge due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. His return to the tournament this year has generated much excitement among golf fans and players alike.