Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will be attending and playing in his foundation’s tournament, the Hero World Challenge, in December.
Tiger released this statement to ease any lingering qualms:
“I am excited to make my return at the Hero World Challenge at Albany and play in this terrific tournament. This is our 18th year, and every year we put together a top field that showcases the best golfers from the previous season. Albany is an outstanding setting, and I can’t thank Hero MotoCorp enough for their support of the tournament and my foundation.”
So he’s excited to return, we get that. But he was excited when he confirmed for the Safeway Open and look how that turned out. Then again this his own tournament, so he’s going to support that whether he plays or not.
Woods went on The Late Show recently where he told Colbert, “Ill be there. I’m playing.”, in reference to the tournament. Woods is confident he can not only return to the field, but become as successful as he once was.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) October 20, 2016
Although the World Challenge is deemed an unofficial event, it does give World Ranking points under the stipulation that all of the participants are ranked among the top 50 in the world.
Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson will all be in attendance.