A quality birdie-fest – Tiger Woods expecting low scoring Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods believes the Hero World Challenge might be a low-scoring affair, no matter his absence from the elite 20-man subject inside the Bahamas.

Woods become due to return to motion at Albany for the first time due to the fact that missing the reduce within the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship in July, but withdrew on Monday due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

The 15-time predominant winner also let slip in his Tuesday press conference that he had gone through “more than one surgery” these 12 months as a result of competing again following a existence-threatening car accident in February 2021, although he declined to reveal any info.

Woods still plans to associate Rory McIlroy in The Match towards Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas on December 10 and contest the PNC Championship with son Charlie the subsequent week, but for now has to cognizance on hosting responsibilities at an occasion which advantages his basis.

“I’m searching forward to watching those men play,” Woods stated. “The golf route is in fantastic form. I went out and took a have a look at it, and the golf route is walking love it should.

“I assume they will in all likelihood get the vegetables a touch bit quicker come event days, but aside from that, there may be infrequently any divots to deal with at the golf course so that you’re going to see some low rankings here.

“You can’t sincerely hang around making too many pars, you’re going to get left behind. So this will be a nice birdie-fest and need to be interesting for all the viewers.”

World wide variety sixteen Max Homa become paired with Woods within the first rounds of the Open at St Andrews and admits he nonetheless unearths it difficult to return to phrases with being friends with his youth hero.

Homa, who’s making his event debut this week, stated: “It’s nonetheless cool. My buddy who is with me requested me if it’s nonetheless bizarre being around Tiger and I would say sure. It’s surely different.

“I do not feel like that is the element this is making me sense like I belong, I felt like that for pretty a while, however it’s far very cool to be here. This occasion was once in my outside in LA, so we’d pass (to observe) each year.

“It’s just cool so that you can play an occasion this is glaringly fantastically distinct, you have to have had a super year, I bet more than one years global ranking-wise to be here and it feels like a nice praise.”

Norway’s Viktor Hovland will protect the title he received on his match debut ultimate year, with Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick, US PGA champion Justin Thomas and international number five Jon Rahm also inside the discipline.

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