Tiger Woods announces stacked field for return of Hero World Challenge

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Tiger Woods' event that benefits his foundation is back in 2021.

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After a one-year hiatus, Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge is back for 2021. On Monday, Woods tweeted the field for this year’s event, which is Dec. 2-5 at Albany in the Bahamas.

This year’s field has been expanded from 18 to 20 players, and it includes 15 of the top 20 in the world. The only players in the top 20 as of the newest ranking on Monday not in the field are Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen, Sam Burns and Billy Horschel.

Henrik Stenson returns to defend his title he won in 2019. The 2020 Hero was canceled due to Covid-19.

This year’s field consists of the winners of 20 majors, as well as 14 Ryder Cup players from last month’s event at Whistling Straits.

Golf Channel and NBC will broadcast the action. For ticket information, click here.

2021 Hero World Challenge tournament field

*World rank in parenthesis

Collin Morikawa (3)
Patrick Cantlay (4)
Xander Schauffele (5)
Bryson DeChambeau (6)
Justin Thomas (7)
Rory McIlroy (8)
Brooks Koepka (10)
Tony Finau (11)
Abraham Ancer (12)
Jordan Spieth (13)
Harris English (14)
Viktor Hovland (15)
Daniel Berger (16)
Tyrrell Hatton (17)
Hideki Matsuyama (19)
Patrick Reed (23)
Scottie Scheffler (24), tournament exemption
Webb Simpson (26), tournament exemption
Justin Rose (45), tournament exemption
Henrik Stenson (155), defending champion

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