Tiger Woods-hosted Hero World Challenge canceled due to COVID

Julie Williams
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As travel restrictions remain because of the COVID-19 pandemic, another event has fallen off the PGA Tour schedule. The Tour announced on Monday the cancellation of the Hero World Challenge, the Tiger Woods-hosted event that was to be played at Albany, Bahamas, on Dec. 3-6.

The unofficial event would have included an elite 18-player field. Henrik Stenson won last year’s event and in past years, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth have won.

The tournament has rotated venues, and was played at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, site of this week’s Zozo Championship. Woods’ five Hero victories and five runner-up finishes came when the tournament was played there.

The complete PGA Tour statement:

“Given the current global restrictions and ongoing developments resulting from COVID-19, the 2020 Hero World Challenge will not be played this year. This decision was made with the health and well-being of all tournament constituents and the Albany community in mind. We look forward to hosting 18 of the top players in the world and welcoming tournament guests to Albany, Bahamas next year. Updates on the 2021 event will be made at HeroWorldChallenge.com and @TGRLiveEvents social channels.”

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