Woods himself hosts the tournament from December 1st to 4th at Albany Golf Club, where the tournament has been played since 2015. It will also be the first appearance of Tiger Woods at his own Hero World Challenge since 2019.
The 46-year-old has not participated in golfing events since missing the cut he missed the cut in the British Open at St. Andrews in July. He also took part in just three tournaments in 2022 with all three being Majors.
He managed to make the cut at the Masters and PGA Championship, finishing 47th at Augusta National and withdrawing after three rounds at Southern Hills.
The Hero World Challenge will start a busy period for Woods as he is set to take part in “The Match” on Dec. 10 after his tournament with Rory McIlroy as his partner in a 12-hole exhibition against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
Hero World Challenge does offer Ranking Points but its 20-man field is only limited to players ranked in the top 50 in the world with Tiger being the only exemption to the rule.
Tommy Fleetwood and Kevin Kisner join the American as the final three entrants joining a stacked field that has 17 of the top 20 players in the world.
The only players from the top 20 not playing are Rory McIlroy, Cameron Smith, who is ineligible because of his PGA Tour suspension for joining LIV Golf, and Patrick Cantlay.
Will Zalatoris has also not recovered from his back injury and has been replaced by Shane Lowry.