Apart From His Long Awaited Comeback, What Significance Does the 2023 Hero World Challenge Hold for Tiger Woods?

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The 2023 Hero World Challenge has gained increased attention as Tiger Woods now joins the 20-player fray. After nearly 10 months of ankle injury-related break, the 82x PGA Tour champion is going to take the greens this weekend, and so the excitement among the fans, players, and the golfing community to see the legend back in action is at its peak.

The greens in the Bahamas are preparing in all fervor as the tourney has a special connection to Woods. Other than being the tourney host, Woods is going to return after ages, and the game, this time around, has an even bigger underlying importance for the player.

Tiger Woods’ history in the Hero World Challenge has been of keen interest in the world of golf. Years after his last performance at the tourney, the gentle sway of the ocean waves is now to bear witness to a golfing resurgence. It’s been four years since the golfer last graced the hallowed grounds, where the echoes of his past wins still linger like whispers in the wind, and the plains now wait for a new miracle to unfold.

In a recent X update, TWLEGION updated the golfing silo about what the play this weekend means to Woods and what it holds in store for the player. As per the tweet, in 2019, Woods’ tourney finish was fourth, which at that time left the fans hungry for more. Their wishes remained unfulfilled, as that was the last time the golfer played at the event. The subsequent years were marked by setbacks—a canceled event in 2020, a strategic choice to play the PNC Championship in 2021 instead of the Hero World Challenge, and a disappointing withdrawal in 2022 due to nagging foot issues.

Now, 2023 ought to be different. It will finally be the year when Woods’ fans get to experience what they longed for all these years. The greens in the beach city will be a ground of redemption and peaked anticipation—a combination to daringly look forward to.

The golf world is excited! Tiger Woods hosted Hero World Challenge is going to be played starting this weekend with paced practice rounds, followed by an Amateur outing and Official Pro-Am on November 28 and 29—all closed to the public. The official rounds ought to start on November 30 at 10 a.m. and will be covered by GOLF Channel. The tournament’s conclusion on December 3 is to be broadcast by GOLF Channel and NBC.

The tourney’s biggest highlight this year, other than Woods’ comeback, will be the heartwarming bit that the proceeds from the tournament will go to the Tiger Woods Foundation. Irrespective of the event being a part of the PGA Tour schedule, the Hero World Challenge is an unofficial event with no prize purse or FedEx Cup points, and so, the players will be playing purely for the sake of a cause. With Woods now in the fray, attendees number this time around is expected to increase in folds.

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