This is the 19th Hero World Challenge and the third consecutive year that it is being played at the Ernie Els-designed Albany Resort on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. While this is not an official PGA Tour event, players do receive Official World Golf Ranking points. Tournament host Tiger Woods has won this event five times and is scheduled to play in his first competitive event since withdrawing after the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic due to back pain in early February. Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery this past April which was his fourth surgery on his back in a three-year period. This year’s field includes three of four major champions from 2017 (Koepka, Spieth, Thomas) along with 11 of the 12 members of Steve Stricker’s winning U.S. Presidents Cup team (all except Phil Mickelson). This event also benefits the Tavistock Foundation and the Bahamas Youth Foundation. Watch LIVE coverage on the Golf Channel Thursday and Friday from 12:30PM-4:30PM ET, Saturday 12PM-5PM ET, and Sunday 11AM-1PM ET.
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