ALBANY, The Bahamas (Aug. 19, 2021) – The Hero World Challenge field will increase from 18 to 20 players beginning in 2021. The tournament, hosted by Tiger Woods, will return to Albany, Bahamas Nov. 29- Dec. 5.
“The enthusiasm among the world’s best golfers to compete in the Hero World Challenge is at an all-time high,” tournament Director Mike Antolini said. “We are excited for the tournament’s return to Albany, Bahamas and adding two more players to one of the strongest fields in golf.”
The increased field size becomes a permanent feature of the Hero World Challenge in 2021 with the winner of THE PLAYERS Championship receiving an automatic invitation, joining the defending champion and the current year’s major winners.
Since the 2020 tournament was not held, major winners from 2020 also will receive invitations into this year’s tournament. The remainder of the field is comprised of players ranked in the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Premium hospitality and golf experience packages are currently available. The 2021 event will be broadcast on GOLF Channel and NBC Dec. 2-5.