Woods, the tournament organizer, revealed 17 of the 20 players in an exclusive field in the Bahamas; the one remaining spot is likely his if he is physically able to play.

Tiger Woods has announced the field for his Hero World Challenge, which will be played in December. It's not part of it.

The tournament host and 15-time major winner, who has played in just three events in 2022, would be a likely participant in his golf tournament in the Bahamas.

There were no suggestions he would not play, but Woods, 46, left three spots in the 20-man field headed by No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and defending champion Viktor Hovland.

The tournament is limited to the top 50 players in the world - excluding Woods as the tournament host.

Among the stalwarts are this year's Masters (Scheffler), PGA Championship (Justin Thomas), and US Open (Matt Fitzpatrick) winners.

Other entries include Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth, and Tom Kim.

Woods, who continues to struggle with injuries sustained in a vehicle crash in February 2021, last competed at the British Open.