Woods, who has been rehabilitating his right leg since the accident, now has a chance to redeem himself. Yes, a golfer has a chance to jump back into the top 250 within two weeks of winning the Hero World Challenge.
Tiger Woods can move 1000 OWGR points
Tiger Woods is set to return to the golf course after a long break at the World of Champions Challenge next week. The golfer will headline the event he is hosting in Albany, Bahamas. Making his first start since the St Andrews Open in July, Woods will be looking to make a huge impact at the event.
Now, OWGR’s Twitter guru, Nosferatu, has revealed that the ace golfer could turn his year around with this one-and-done event. According to him, a golfer ranked 1,266 can jump more than 1,000 places in the Official World Golf Rankings by winning the event. Although it is a long shot, it is entirely possible as the event will have a limited field of 20 players.
The stadium will feature eight of the world’s top 11 players, including Scotty Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, John Ramm, Tom Kim, Justin Thomas, and more. However, viewers can expect a fight from the ace golfer who will be eyeing the trophy. Meanwhile, it’s also worth noting that even if Woods could win, it wouldn’t have been his 83rd career win, as the World Champion Challenge is an unofficial Tour event.
The event will be the first of Woods’ three events in December. After the Bahamas event, the ace golfer will head to Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, for the next iteration of the match on December 10. He will also participate in the PNC Championships in Orlando, Florida, with his son, Charlie.
2022 Hero World Challenge player field
As mentioned above, the World Challenge of Champions 2022 will have a roster of stars. Tiger Woods will have to compete alongside defending champion Viktor Hovland and nine other major winners. The challenge, presented by Woods’ TGR Foundation and others such as the Tavistock Foundation and the Bahamas Youth Foundation, will see golfers play for a total prize money of $3.5 million.
Interestingly, Woods was among the last names announced for the event. The first-time golfer listed a 17-player course last month, which he didn’t include. However, Woods has now confirmed that he will be part of the Hero World Challenge field.
This is the full field for the Hero Realm challenge:
- Scotty Scheffler (1), USA
- Billy Horschel (15 years old), United States
- Xander Schavelli (5), USA
- Hideki Matsuyama (16 years old), Japan
- John Ramm (6), Spain
- Cameron Young (17), USA
- Justin Thomas (7), USA
- Sungjae Im (18), South Korea
- Colleen Morikawa (8), USA
- Max Homma (20), USA
- Matt Fitzpatrick (10), England
- Tom Kim (21), South Korea
- Victor Hovland (11), Norway
- Shane Lowry (23), Ireland
- Sam Burns (12), USA
- Tony Finau (14 years old), United States
- Jordan Spieth (13), USA
- Tiger Woods, tournament host
- Kevin Kisner, exemption from the tournament
- Tommy Fleetwood, championship exemption
Despite the large lineup, all eyes will be on Tiger Woods as he returns to the golf course.