Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf in the Hero World Challenge, which tees off at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas on November 30-December 3.
“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge. Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field.
“I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury,” Woods announced in a statement.
Woods has not played tournament golf since carding 77 in the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic in early February. He withdrew from the second round citing back spasms and underwent surgery in April.
Woods is the host of the Hero World Challenge and has won the event five times, the last in 2011. The invitational tournament features an elite 18-player field which includes the world’s top three players, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, plus other big names such as 2017 US Open winner Brooks Koepka and defending champion Hideki Matsuyama.