Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf for the first time in five months when he wins the Dec. 1-4 Hero World Championship in the Bahamas, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday.
Woods, 46, has not played since missing the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews on July 15. He was 47th at the Masters in April and retired after 54 holes at the PGA Championship in May.
The Hero World Challenge, which benefits Woods’ foundation, will be played in Albany, outside of Nassau. The 20-man field includes Scotty Schaeffler, Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Viktor Hovland of Norway is the reigning champion.
Woods announced Wednesday that Kevin Kisner and Tommy Fleetwood will round out the field.
Woods is still recovering from serious injuries sustained in a February 2021 car accident outside of Los Angeles.
Woods announced Monday that he will play in The Match on Dec. 10 at Pelican Golf Club outside Tampa, Florida. He will partner Rory McIlroy in a 12-hole playoff with Spieth and Thomas in the spotlight.
Woods is expected to play with son Charlie at the PNC Championship on Dec. 17-18 in Orlando, Florida. He has not yet officially announced that he will play in that tournament.