Though Tiger Woods is still recovering from a recent back surgery, his event this week has one of the best fields golf fans will see for months.
The Hero World Challenge begins Thursday, Dec. 3 at Albany Championship Golf Course in the Bahamas. The event was held last year at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida, where Woods used to reside. Jordan Spieth won last year by 10 shots over Henrik Stenson after shooting 63-66 on the weekend.
This year’s event features a stacked field, though only 18 players are competing. Spieth is back to defend his title, but will have to contend with Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson, to name a few. Golf Channel will air coverage from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Below are the tee times:
First-round tee times (EST)
10:25 a.m.: Justin Rose, Adam Scott
10:35 a.m.: J.B. Homes, Patrick Reed
10:45 a.m.: Billy Horschel, Chris Kirk
10:55 a.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Jimmy Walker
11:05 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler
11:15 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Bill Haas
11:25 a.m.: Anirban Lahiri, Jordan Spieth
11:35 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar
11:45 a.m.: Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka