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Tiger Woods confirms return at Hero World Challenge in first tournament since The 150th Open

Tiger Woods hasn't played since missing the cut at The Open in July - one of three official starts in 2022 (The Masters and PGA Championship). He has not played at the Hero World challenge since 2019

Image: Tiger Woods is set to return to action

Tiger Woods has announced he will return to action at this year's Hero World Challenge in his first outing since The 150th Open in July.

The 15-time major champion took to Twitter to confirm his involvement in the 20-man tournament which is due to take place from December 1-4 in Albany.

Woods, who has won the self-hosted PGA Tour event five times in the past, is joined by Kevin Kisner and Tommy Fleetwood in making up the three remaining unfilled spaces.

He has been caddying for son Charlie this week and recently confirmed he will take part in "The Match", a 12-hole exhibition, with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas on December 10.

Beyond that, he is also expected to compete at the PNC Championship alongside Charlie in what could prove a busy finish to a limited 2022 schedule on the back of his recovery from a career-threatening car crash.

Woods missed the cut at the historic St Andrews's in Scotland earlier this summer on an emotional return to the links where he has won twice in 2000 and 2005.

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The 46-year-old's three outings this year have come by way of majors that saw him place 47th after making the cut at The Masters before withdrawing from the PGA Championship.

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He has not played in a regular PGA Tour event since finishing tied-72nd at the 2020 Zozo Championship.

Upon departing St Andrews, Woods said: "I have nothing, nothing planned. Zero. Maybe something next year. I don't know. But nothing in the near future. This is it. I was just hoping to play this one event this year."

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