Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf for the first time in nearly five months when he takes part in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas from December 1-4, he announced on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Woods, 46, hasn’t played since missing the cut at the 150th Open Championship in St. Andrews on July 15. The 15-time major champion made just three starts last season; he was 47th at the Masters in April and retired after 54 holes at the PGA Championship in May.

The Hero World Challenge, which benefits the Woods Foundation, will be played in Albany, near Nassau. The 20-man field also includes Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. The Norwegian Viktor Hovland is the defending champion.

Woods announced Wednesday that Kevin Kisner and Tommy Fleetwood will complete the field.

Woods is still recovering from serious injuries he sustained in a car accident outside Los Angeles in February 2021. He said doctors nearly amputated his right leg due to his injuries.

Woods announced Monday that he will play in The Match at Pelican Golf Club outside of Tampa, Fla. on Dec. 10. He will team up with Rory McIlroy in a 12-hole match against Spieth and Thomas in the spotlight.

Woods is also set to play with his son, Charlie, at the PNC Championship in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 17-18. He has not yet officially announced that he will participate in this event.

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