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Hero World Challenge: Tee times, TV schedule, stats

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Tiger Woods makes his much-anticipated return this week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Here's the key info for this week's event.

Golf course: The Albany Resort opened in 2010 and was designed by Ernie Els. It will play as a par 72 at 7,309 yards.

Purse: $3.5 million.

TV schedule (all times Eastern):

Thursday-Friday: Golf Channel, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Golf Channel, Noon-2:30 p.m.; NBC, 2:30-5 p.m.

Sunday: Golf Channel, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.; NBC, 1-4 p.m.

Live streaming:

Thursday-Friday: golfchannel.com, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday: golfchannel.com, Noon-5 p.m.

Sunday: golfchannel.com, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Field: Daniel Berger, Kevin Chappell, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Charley Hoffman, Dustin Johnson, Kevin Kisner, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Hideki Matsuyama, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods

Tee times (all times Eastern):

11:10AM ET: Hideki Matsuyama, Francesco Molinari

11:21AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell

11:32AM ET: Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger

11:43AM ET: Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood

11:54AM ET: Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren

12:05PM ET: Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods

12:16PM ET: Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka

12:27PM ET: Kevin Kisner, Rickie Fowler

12:38PM ET: Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth

Key stats:

• Tiger Woods is making his first official worldwide start since Dubai Desert Classic in February

• Thursday will be 301 days since last round played

• Woods is ranked 1,199 in world this week (683 career weeks as No. 1)

• Woods has had four back surgeries since March of 2014

• He finished 15th of 17 players in Hero World Challenge last year

• Eight of top nine in Official World Golf Ranking in the field this week

• World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is making his first start since losing a six-shot, 54-hole lead at WGC-HSBC Champions

• Jordan Spieth has recorded seven top-10 finishes in last nine worldwide starts

• Justin Thomas has seven PGA Tour wins in last three seasons (tied for most in that span with D. Johnson)

• Justin Rose has eight consecutive top-10 finishes worldwide entering this week

• Brooks Koepka won Dunlop Phoenix by nine strokes in previous start

• Koepka has nine top-20 finishes in last 10 worldwide starts

Stats and information provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit