Tiger Reconfirms Hero World Challenge Commitment, Headlines Stacked Field

November 1, 2016

Tiger Woods’s return to the PGA Tour is set for the Hero World Challenge — well, on paper, anyway.

Woods’s announcement came via a press release, saying, “I am excited to make my return at the Hero World Challenge at Albany and play in this terrific tournament.” The news is merely the latest confirmation from Woods, who said a few weeks ago on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert that he would return for the Hero.

Joining Woods in the Bahamas event, scheduled for Dec. 2-4, will be 15 of the top 26 players in the world, including Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth. Woods last played the event in 2014 and has not won it since 2011.

Woods added in the interview with Colbert that his game was “not quite ready” to shoot low scores “under tournament conditions.” Woods last played competitively at the 2015 Wyndham Championship. He was in the field for the season-opening Safeway Open, but withdrew days before the tournament.

Below is a clip from Woods’s appearance on Colbert.