Hero World Challenge has loaded field of golfersHero

As of Wednesday, October 5, 2022


#Senior Sports Reporter


#IN an effort to continue to promote the Bahamas as a “Paradise” destination to play golf, renowned American golfer Tiger Woods has released the names of 17 of the top 21 players in the world who will be coming to participate in his 2022 Hero World Challenge.

#This year’s Challenge is set for November 28 to December 4 at the Albany Bahamas resort and will include defending champion Viktor Hovland of Norway, who is currently ranked at number 11 in the world.

#The field of competitors coming in will comprise of seven major winners who have won a total of 11 major championship titles and 16 Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour champions with a total of 87 titles to their ledgers.

#Now in its seventh year, the tournament rounds will be played from Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 4.

#Live television coverage will be provided by GOLF Channel during all four rounds and by NBC during the third and final rounds.

#According to the organisers on their official website, good-any-one-day grounds tickets and a limited number of premium hospitality packages for the Hero World Challenge are available for purchase at HeroWorldChallenge.com.

#Proceeds from this year’s Hero World Challenge benefit the TOR Foundation, Tavistock Foundation and the Bahamas Youth (Golf) Foundation.

#It’s anticipated that this year’s tournament will draw one of its strongest fields of competitors participating.

#While Hovland was just one of two players who won the title in their debut here, following in the footsteps of Jon Rahm, the 2015 champion, there are five players making their debut, who are looking to make an impact this year, They are Will Zalatoris, Cameron Young, Sungjae Im, Max Homa and Tom Kim.

#The list of entries for the tournament, which was first moved to the Bahamas in 2015, is headed by American Scottie Scheffler, the top ranked player on the official World Golf Ranking as of August 28.

#The next highest ranked player is fellow American Xander Schauffele, who is pegged at No.5.

#The players ranked from No.6 to 18 and from 20-21, are all listed to participate in the event. Missing from the list is the 2-4 ranked players and No.17.


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