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World’s best golfers set to return to Albany, Bahamas for the 2021 Hero World Challenge

Expanded field includes major champions, two Olympic gold medal winners, the Players champion and 15 of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf Ranking

ALBANY, Bahamas – The field for the 2021 Hero World Challenge has been announced, as the limited-field PGA TOUR event hosted by Tiger Woods is set to return to Albany, Bahamas, November 29 - December 5.

This year’s event will include two additional players after the field was permanently expanded from 18 to 20. Fifteen of the players set to compete rank inside the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Collin Morikawa, winner of the 2020 PGA Championship and 2021 Open Championship, will make his tournament debut and be joined by 2020 U.S. Open winner Bryson DeChambeau, 2021 Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama and defending Hero World Challenge winner Henrik Stenson. Starting this year, the winner of THE PLAYERS Championship also received an invitation to the Hero World Challenge, with Justin Thomas set to compete again at Albany. Xander Schauffele returns to Albany following his gold medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

2021 Hero World Challenge field:

Name (Official World Golf Ranking as of 9/6/21), Country

Collin Morikawa (3), USAViktor Hovland (14), Norway
Patrick Cantlay (4), USAJordan Spieth (15) USA
Xander Schauffele (5), USADaniel Berger (16) USA
Justin Thomas (6), USATyrrell Hatton (17), England
Bryson DeChambeau (7), USAHideki Matsuyama (18), Japan
Tony Finau (9), USAPatrick Reed (19), USA
Brooks Koepka (10), USAHenrik Stenson, defending champion, Sweden
Harris English (11), USAWebb Simpson, tournament exemption, USA
Abraham Ancer (12), MexicoScottie Scheffler, tournament exemption, USA
Rory McIlroy (13), Northern IrelandJustin Rose, tournament exemption, England

The field for the Hero World Challenge features three previous winners of the event in Stenson (2019), Matsuyama (2016) and Spieth (2014), the winners of 20 major championships and 14 players who competed in the Ryder Cup in September.  

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Tournament rounds will be held Thursday, December 2 – Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Albany, bringing the event back to The Bahamas for its sixth year. Live television coverage of the 2021 Hero World Challenge will be provided by GOLF Channel during all four rounds and by NBC during the third and final rounds.

Good-any-one-day grounds tickets and a limited number of premium hospitality packages for the Hero World Challenge are available for purchase at Proceeds from the 2021 Hero World Challenge benefit the TGR Foundation, Tavistock Foundation and Bahamas Youth Foundation.

About Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
Hero MotoCorp Ltd., headquartered in New Delhi (India), has been the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, in terms of unit volume sold by a single company in a year, for the past 20 consecutive years. The company has sold more than 100 million motorcycles and scooters in cumulative sales since its inception and currently sells its products in more than 40 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central America. Hero MotoCorp has eight world-class manufacturing facilities, including six in India, and one each in Colombia and Bangladesh. The Company’s motorcycles and scooters are designed and developed at its state-of-the-art R&D facilities – the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in India, and the Hero Tech Center GmBH, near Munich, in Germany. It is also one of the largest global corporate promoters of multiple sporting disciplines, including golf, football, field hockey, cricket, and motorsports. Fifteen-time Major winner and golfing legend Tiger Woods is Hero MotoCorp’s Global Corporate Partner.

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For more than 20 years, TGR Live has exclusively organized and managed fundraising events supporting the TGR Foundation. It focuses solely on creating amazing experiences for the foundation’s clients at world-class events. TGR Live provides a variety of services including hospitality management, public relations and marketing, tournament operations, and sponsor sales at PGA TOUR and signature events which benefit the foundation. While many TGR Live events are televised, TGR Live does not provide TV or video production. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TGRLiveEvents.

About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For 25 years, TGR Foundation has worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact youth from underserved communities, its mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. Through innovative STEM coursework, college-access programs, digital platforms and educator professional development, TGR Foundation provides resources and support to help youth connect their passions to their purpose. Since its launch in 1996, TGR Foundation’s education and outreach programs have impacted two million youth worldwide. To celebrate 25 years of impact, its new Pathways Forward initiative will provide support to enhance current education programs while expanding resources to more students on their pathways to college and career success. For more information visit or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Albany, Bahamas
Part of NEXUS Luxury Collection, an international hospitality real estate development and asset management company founded by Joe Lewis and his Tavistock Group along with golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor and musician Justin Timberlake, Albany is a luxury resort community located on New Providence in The Bahamas. Opened in 2010, Albany is nestled within 600 oceanfront acres and conveniently located within a seven-minute drive from Nassau’s international airport and two private airfields. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a luxury boutique hotel comprised of private residences, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course with extensive practice facilities, a fitness complex featuring a core strength and weight studio, yoga and Pilates studio, cardio and spin studio, lap pool, luxury spa and salon, adult pool, family pool and family water park, kids’ clubhouse, casual and fine dining restaurants, and a collection of shops. Albany is also home to Windsor School and the Albany Sports Academy, specializing in golf and tennis, the Albany Financial Center and The Sanctuary at Albany, a state-of-the-art recording studio. For more information, visit

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