Los Angeles - Tiger Woods will launch his 2018-19
competitive season later this month at the Hero World Challenge which he will
be headlining along with world number one Justin Rose.
The Hero World Challenge field features players from six
countries and includes four of the top five and 16 of the top 23 players in the
world, Woods announced on Thursday.
Two exemptions will be issued at a later date to round out
the 18-player field.
The invitational event runs from November 29 to December 2
and will be held in the Bahamas for the fourth straight year.
Tournament host Woods launched the Hero Challenge with his
father in 1999.
It will be the first official competition for the 14-time
major winner Woods since the US lost to Europe in the Ryder Cup in September.
Woods finished a woeful 0-4 at the Ryder Cup taking his all-time record in the
event to 13-21-3.
The former world number one, who is ranked 13th in the
world, will take on Phil Mickelson on November 23 in a one-on-one exhibition in
Las Vegas for $9 million.
Woods won the Tour Championship in September, his first PGA
Tour win since August 2013.