The majority of the field for the 2022 Hero World Challenge, a PGA (Professional Golfers Association) Tour event, was unveiled by host Tiger Woods yesterday. increase. Additionally, there are three tournament waiver slots for him to be announced at a later date.
The tournament will be held November 28th through December 4th at the Albany Golf Course in southwestern New Providence. This will be his seventh year the tournament will be held in the Bahamas.
Woods, who has battled injuries later in his career, is not listed as one of the 17 players slated to play. But it’s not stated that the 46-year-old hasn’t ruled out playing this year.
Heading up the field is American Scotty Schaeffler, who is ranked No. 1 in the world as of August 28th. He is also this year’s Masters Champion. Traveling back to the Bahamas to defend his title is Norway’s Viktor Hovland. His 16 PGA Tour winners, who have won a total of 87 events, are committed to play for Albany.
The 17 confirmed players are Xander Schauffele (5th), Jon Rahm (6th), Justin Thomas (7th), Colin Morikawa (8th), Will Zaratris (9th), Matt Fitzpatrick (10th), Sam Burns (No. 12), Jordan. Spieth (13th), Tony Finau (14th), Billy Horschel (15th), Hideki Matsuyama (16th), Cameron Young (17th), Im Sungjae (18th), Max Homa (20th) 1st), Tom Kim (21st). World rankings are in brackets.
Thomas is a PGA Championship winner and Fitzpatrick is a US Open winner. The list includes five of his players, Zaratris, Young, Yim, Homa and Kim, making their tournament debuts.
Hovland has won the 2021 Hero World Challenge. Six shots behind Morikawa, the leader of the third round. He hit back-to-back eagle shots on the 14th and 15th holes on the final day of the competition, helping his comeback attempt and winning the title in his first year in the tournament. Hobland finished 18-under with Schaeffler one shot behind in second. Hovland joined Rahm as the only participant to win the tournament for the first time since moving to Albany in 2015. Rahm won his 2018.
Last year’s tournament was highly competitive, returning from a year-long hiatus in 2020 due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year we had a different leader for each of the four rounds.
At last year’s convention, Woods made his first public appearance since being seriously injured in a car accident in February 2021. The last time he played in a tournament was 2019.
Proceeds from the 2022 Hero World Challenge will benefit the TGR Foundation, the Tavistock Foundation, and the Bahamas Youth Foundation.
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