Golf legend Tiger Woods announced on Saturday that he intends to play at the 2023 Hero World Challenge. The tournament, which will be hosted by Woods, is set to take place from November 30 to December 3 at Albany Golf Club in The Bahamas.
This will be the first time Woods competes since he underwent an ankle surgery in spring.
Woods last played at the 2023 Masters, where he made the cut for a record-tying 23rd consecutive time. However, he was forced to retire due to issues with his ankle, which were a result of his car accident in 2021, before completing the third round.
Speaking with The Associated Press earlier this week, Wood said that the surgery was successful and that his ankle is fully healthy. But, he also explained that there are some other issues he is dealing with.
“My ankle is fine,” Woods said. “When they fused my ankle, I have absolutely zero issues whatsoever. The pain is completely gone. It’s the other areas that have been compensated for.”
The car accident and the resulting health issues have limited Woods to only five tournament appearances since February 2021. He finished 47th at the 2022 Masters and competed at the 2022 PGA Championship but ended up withdrawing after the third round. He also played at the 2022 Open Championship but ended up being cut.