At 11:10 a.m today, Nov 30th (U.S time), the first teetime of Hero World Challenge has begun, starting one of the greatest professional tournament. Not only gathering the world top players, this year’s event is even more special with the coming back of the legend Tiger Woods.
This is the very first competition of Tiger Woods since his back injury and surgery on February. Therefore, after the 10-month absence from greens, the comeback of the “Big Cat” is excitedly awaited by both the fans and the pros. Meanwhile, the junior Justin Thomas is quite not any less with 6 PGA tour titles just in 13 months and being the “Player of the year”. This 24-year-old golfer shared that, it was Tiger Woods’ ectastic swings at 2000 PGA Championship that inspired the 7-year-old Thomas to pursuit his pro-golfer dream. Time passing by as Tiger becomes no longer an idol, but a mentor, a friend of Thomas, and they met, had dinner and competed together.
Hero World Challenge is not only worth expecting with a legend – young talent battle, but also with other top names worldwide: Justin Rose – Tommy Fleetwood, Dustin Johnson – Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner – Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama – Francesco Molinari… The overheating games will bring exciting surprises to Albany golf course, Nassau, Bahamas in the coming weekend.