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Tour Confidential: Expectations for Tiger's return and a round of golf with President Trump
The Tour Confidential team discusses what we can expect from Tiger's return to professional golf, whether he can win in 2018 and how his round with President Trump played out.
By GOLF WIRE
Monday, November 27, 2017

The first round of the Hero World Challenge begins on Thursday at Albany, a par-72, 7,302-yard course in the Bahamas. Although it’s a no-cut event with only 18 players, the Hero has a stacked field.

The top three players in the World Ranking — Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas — are all in the field, as are top-10 players Hideki Matsuyama (5th), Justin Rose (6th), Brooks Koepka (7th), Henrik Stenson (8th) and Rickie Fowler (9th).

Oh, and of course, Tiger Woods is making his first start since February, too. Check out the tee times and pairings for Thursday’s opening round below.

What: Hero World Challenge
Where: Albany, Nassau, Bahamas
When: Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Defending champion: Hideki Matsuyama (18 under, 270)
Purse: $3.5 million ($1 million winner)

TV schedule (ET)

Thursday: 12:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 12:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 12-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-5 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday: 11-1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1-4 p.m. (NBC)

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Round 1 tee times (ET)

11:10 a.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Francesco Molinari
11:21 a.m. — Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell
11:32 a.m. — Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger
11:43 a.m. — Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood
11:54 a.m. — Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren
12:05 p.m. — Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas
12:16 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka
12:27 p.m. — Kevin Kisner, Rickie Fowler
12:38 p.m. — Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth

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