Tiger Woods Announces Star-Studded Field for Bahamas Tournament, But His Participation Is Uncertain


Summary: Tiger Woods has unveiled the impressive lineup for his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, but it remains to be seen if he will be competing. The 20-man field includes all eligible members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, with the exception of Brooks Koepka. Koepka, who was a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup, is currently suspended from the PGA Tour due to his involvement with the Saudi-funded LIV Golf League. Woods, who has been recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident earlier this year, has not yet confirmed if he will be playing in the tournament.

Tiger Woods has revealed the roster of players for the upcoming Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, a highly-anticipated golf event slated for the first weekend of December. The field consists of 19 golfers, including all members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team who are eligible to participate. Notably absent from the list is Brooks Koepka, who has been excluded due to his suspension from the PGA Tour. Koepka, a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup, is currently forbidden from competing in the event as a result of his involvement with the rival Saudi-funded LIV Golf League.

It is still uncertain whether Tiger Woods himself will be part of the tournament. Since withdrawing from the Masters earlier this year, Woods has not played in any professional golf competitions. He underwent ankle surgery following a car accident in February 2021, but he was recently spotted hitting wedges during a foundation event at Pebble Beach. Despite this, Woods has yet to confirm his availability for the Hero World Challenge.

Viktor Hovland, the reigning champion of the Bahamas tournament, is one of three players from Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team who will be competing. In addition, sponsor exemptions have been granted to Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas, further bolstering the strength of the field. Both Fowler and Thomas are ranked among the top 25 players in the world. The tournament’s format allows for exemptions to be awarded to players in the top 50 of the world rankings, and there is also provision for the tournament host, in this case Woods, to receive an exemption if needed.

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