Tiger Woods To Make First Start Since Masters At Hero World Challenge, Facing Longest Odds In Field

He’s back!

Tiger Woods will make his return to competitive golf for the upcoming Hero World Challenge, organizers announced earlier this week.

Woods, who underwent ankle surgery after limping his way through the Masters last April, will be making his first competitive golf appearance in roughly seven months. The 47-year-old has suffered a barrage of injuries over the past several years following a devastating 2021 car accident.

The tournament, which is hosted annually by Woods with a portion of the proceeds going to the Tiger Woods Foundation, will be played in the Bahamas at the Albany Golf Course from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

Tiger Woods to win Hero World Challenge


Twenty golfers will be competing in the exclusive event that will feature several of the top players in the official World Golf Rankings, including a few tournament exemptions.

Viktor Hovland has claimed back-to-back titles at the event with Scottie Scheffler finishing as the runner-up both times. The pair have the shortest outright odds to win this year’s event and Woods is listed with the longest odds at +5000.

GolferOutright Odds
Viktor Hovland+375
Scottie Scheffler+650
Max Homa+750
Collin Morikawa+800
Justin Thomas+1200
Matt Fitzpatrick+1600
Rickie Fowler+1800
Jordan Spieth+2200
Sam Burns+2200
Wyndham Clark+2200
Justin Rose+2200
Tony Finau+2200
Cameron Young+2200
Will Zalatoris+2500
Keegan Bradley+2500
Sepp Straka+2800
Brian Harman+3000
Jason Day+3000
Lucas Glover+4000
Tiger Woods+5000

All odds courtesy of

Woods boasts 82 PGA Tour wins on his resume, and although the Hero World Challenge is part of the PGA Tour schedule, it’s not an official event. Woods is currently tied with Sam Snead for the most wins in PGA Tour history.