Strong field minus Woods in Bahamas

Hero World Challenge

Site: Nassau, Bahamas.

Course: Albany Golf Club. Yardage: 7,414. Par: 72.

Prize money: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $1 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, noon to 2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-5 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1-5 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Viktor Hovland.

FedEx Cup leader: Seamus Power.

Last tournament: Adam Svensson won the RSM Classic.

Notes: Tournament host Tiger Woods was set to return until withdrawing on Monday because of a foot injury. It would have been only his fourth time competing this year. Woods was replaced by Sepp Straka. ... Collin Morikawa had a five-shot lead going into the final round last year with a chance to go to No. 1 in the world. He shot 76 and tied for fifth. He now is No. 10 in the world. ... The field features 15 of the top 20 players in the world. ... To be eligible for world ranking points, the field must come from the top 50 except for the defending champion and tournament host. ... This is the seventh time the Hero World Challenge is played at Albany. The only past Albany winners in the field are Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland. ... Newcomers to this holiday event include Cameron Young, Max Homa, Tom Kim and Sam Burns. ... Scottie Scheffler has four wins this year, his last one coming in April at the Masters.

Next week: QBE Shootout.


Updated November 30, 2022