Tiger to host world's best at Hero World Challenge
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Tiger Woods no longer needs an exemption to play in the Hero World Challenge, as his 13th position in the world golf rankings qualifies him for the tournament he hosts in the Bahamas.

In the past two years, Woods had to give himself a spot in the event because he ranked outside the top 50 in the world. He finished ninth and 15th the last two seasons - both during his comeback from injuries - and has won the event five times.

Joining Tiger for the limited-field, no-cut event are 15 of the other top-23 players in the world.

Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler (the defending champion), Tommy Fleetwood, Jason Day, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Alex Noren, and Hideki Matsuyama will all be heading to Albany, Bahamas with Woods, according to Ryan Lavner of GolfChannel.

Two additional exemptions still need to be announced to round out the 18-man field.

This will be Tiger's first stroke-play event since his win at the Tour Championship in September.

The Hero World Challenge begins Nov. 29.

Tiger to host world's best at Hero World Challenge
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