The field of players for one of the most prestigious events of this end of season, the Hero World Challenge, has just been announced. Alongside the 19 names listed for the tournament scheduled for the end of November is a place left free, undoubtedly for the host of the event, Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods, schedule
Nearly 7 months after his last appearance on the circuit and his retirement from the Masters, the return of Tiger Woods promises to be closer than ever. After the first images of the Tiger returning to training alongside his son, the prospects of a return to competition are becoming more and more concrete.
Host of the popular Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the week of November 27, Tiger Woods is expected to make his very first tournament appearance on home soil, since his ankle surgery in early May 2023. The record holder for the number of victories on the PGA Tour, 82 to be exact, tied with Sam Snead, will measure himself on the New Providence course in contact with the best, before celebrating his 48th birthday at the end of the year.
Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, born December 30, 1975 in Cypress (California), is an American golfer. Considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, he is one of the most popular athletes of the early 21st century.
Winner of 15 major tournaments, he revolutionized the world of golf with his sporting results and by attracting a new audience. Precocious, Tiger Woods started golf at a very young age and achieved an exceptional performance in all junior categories.
An amateur scrutinized for his extraordinary qualities, he turned professional at the end of the summer of 1996. Winner of the 1997 Masters, he became world number 1 less than a season after becoming professional. Dominant for most of the 2000s, various physical problems with his knees and back forced him to reinvent his game.
Commercial figure, Nike headliner, Tiger Woods multiplies lucrative contracts off the course, making him one of the richest athletes of the 2000s despite the scandals which taint his private life and his marriage in 2009.
In April 2019, at the age of 43, he achieved the feat at Augusta of winning a 5th Masters and his 15th career major title, eleven years after his last major victory. On May 6, 2019, he was decorated by United States President Donald Trump with the highest American civilian distinction, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On March 8, 2022, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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