PGA Tour

Hero Shot to debut prior to Hero World Challenge

2019-11-26 11:15
Tiger Woods (PA)
Tiger Woods (PA)

Cape Town - Next month's Hero World Challenge will feature a new addition in the form of a separate competition prior to the main event called the Hero Shot.

The tournament itself takes place Wednesday-Saturday from December 4-7 at Albany, Bahamas, but the event will begin two days earlier with the Hero Shot at Baha Mar on Monday, December 2.

Tournament host Tiger Woods will be joined by Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson and Gary Woodland as they attempt to hit balls at a bullseye 100 yards over the Reflections pool at Baha Mar.

According to the Golfweek website, the competition will consist of three rounds. The first features three head-to-head matches with players hitting six balls toward the target, which consists of three rings each of different values: 100 points for the outer ring, 200 points for the inner ring and 500 points for the bullseye. The sixth ball in each round will be worth double points and the player with the highest score moves on.

In the second round, the three players who advanced will hit an additional six shots, with the lowest score being eliminated and the top two advancing to the final round.

The Hero World Challenge will be Tiger's first tournament since winning his 82nd PGA Tour at the Zozo Championship in Japan in late October.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, Woods will head to Melbourne, Australia to captain the Americans against the Internationals in the Presidents Cup.

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