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Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge to include 15 of world's top 20

Field Level Media
19 Oct 2021, 14:05 GMT+10

Fifteen of the top 20 in the world golf rankings will head to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge in December.

The Dec. 2-5 tournament, a benefit for Tiger Woods' TGR Foundation and other charities, will include 20 players, up from 18 last year.

The field features world No. 3 Collin Morikawa, the reigning Open Championship winner, and No. 18 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, the reigning Masters champion and the 2016 Hero World Challenge winner. Two other past winners of the event, Jordan Spieth (2014) and Sweden's Henrik Stenson (2019), also will compete.

The full 20-player entry list, with current world ranking:

Collin Morikawa, United States, No. 3

Patrick Cantlay, United States, No. 4

Xander Schauffele, United States, No. 5

Bryson DeChambeau, United States, No. 6

Justin Thomas, United States, No. 7

Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, No. 8

Brooks Koepka, United States, No. 10

Tony Finau, United States, No. 11

Abraham Ancer, Mexico, No. 12

Jordan Spieth, United States, No. 13

Harris English, United States, No. 14

Viktor Hovland, Norway, No. 15

Daniel Berger, United States, No. 16

Tyrrell Hatton, England, No. 17

Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, No. 19

Patrick Reed, United States, No. 23

Scottie Scheffler, United States, No. 24

Webb Simpson, United States, No. 26

Justin Rose, England, No. 45

Henrik Stenson, Sweden, No. 155 (defending champion)

The only missing players among the top 20 in the rankings are No. 1 Jon Rahm of Spain, the reigning U.S. Open champion; No. 2 Dustin Johnson; No. 9 Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa; No. 18 Sam Burns and No. 20 Billy Horschel.

Woods won the event five times before it moved from Southern California to Albany, Bahamas, in 2015. The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

--Field Level Media

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