Tiger Woods likely to miss Hero World ChallengeThe Sports Xchange
October 09. 2017 10:12PM
The Hero World Challenge again features another strong field, but as expected, tournament host Tiger Woods probably won’t play.
Woods, recovering from his fourth back surgery in recent years, hasn’t played since the Dubai Desert Classic early this year and wasn’t listed among the 16 players announced by tournament officials for the limited field event.
Two players will be added for the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at Albany Resort in New Providence, Bahamas.
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama will be joined by top-ranked Dustin Johnson, PGA champion Justin Thomas, Open champion Jordan Spieth, U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day of Australia, Justin Rose of England, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman of Australia, Tommy Fleetwood of England, Charley Hoffman, Francesco Molinari of Italy, Alex Noren of Sweden and Kevin Kisner.
Woods has won the tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, a record five times since its inception in 1999, but his last title in the event came in 2011.