World’s best golfers set to return to Albany, Bahamas for the 2021 Hero World Challenge
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. 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 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), USA||Jordan Spieth (15) USA|
|Xander Schauffele (5), USA||Daniel Berger (16) USA|
|Justin Thomas (6), USA||Tyrrell Hatton (17), England|
|Bryson DeChambeau (7), USA||Patrick Reed (19), USA|
|Tony Finau (9), USA||Webb Simpson (20), USA|
|Brooks Koepka (10), USA||Scottie Scheffler (21), USA|
|Harris English (11), USA||Henrik Stenson, defending champion, Sweden|
|Abraham Ancer (12), Mexico||Sam Burns, tournament exemption, USA|
|Rory McIlroy (13), Northern Ireland||Matthew Fitzpatrick, tournament exemption, USA|
|Viktor Hovland (14), Norway||Justin Rose, tournament exemption, England|
The field for the Hero World Challenge features two previous winners of the event in Stenson (2019) and Spieth (2014), the winners of 19 major championships and 14 players who competed in the Ryder Cup in September.
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 by clicking here. Proceeds from the 2021 Hero World Challenge benefit the TGR Foundation, Tavistock Foundation and Bahamas Youth Foundation.