Hero World Challenge 2018: TV schedule, field list, leaderboard

By Dan McDonald
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 9:23 a.m.

The top golfers in the world will head to the Bahamas this week to take part in the Hero World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods. Here is some information about the tournament, who will be there and how you can follow all the action.

The Tournament

The Hero World Challenge began in January 2000, with Tom Lehman winning the inaugural tournament at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The annual tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, was moved to December later in 2000 and has been held then ever since. Tiger Woods has won his event five times, most recently in 2011. Graeme McDowell and Davis Love III are the only other repeat winners, each having won twice.

The Hero World Challenge was played at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California from December 2000 through 2013. In 2014, the tournament was held at Isleworth Golf & Country Club. In 2015, it was moved to Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas where the tournament continues to be held.

Rickie Fowler is the defending champion. He won the 2017 tournament shooting a final-round record 61 to erase a seven-shot deficit and defeat Charley Hoffman. 

The tournament features a $3.5 million prize purse with $1 million going to the winner. Participants in this 72-hole, no-cut event do receive points toward the Official World Golf Ranking.

The Field

The 18-player field is comprised of the most recent winners of the four major tournaments, the top 11 available players from the Official World Golf Ranking, the defending champion, and two special exemption players selected by the foundation. Here is the field list for this year (Official World Ranking in parenthesis):

MORE: See tee times, pairings here

(1) Justin Rose
(3) Dustin Johnson
(4) Justin Thomas
(5) Bryson DeChambeau
(8) Jon Rahm
(10) Rickie Fowler
(11) Jason Day
(12) Xander Schauffele
(13) Tiger Woods
(14) Tony Finau
(15) Patrick Reed
(17) Bubba Watson
(19) Patrick Cantlay
(20) Alex Noren
(24) Hideki Matsuyama
(28) Henrik Stenson*
(29) Keegan Bradley (Replaced Tommy Fleetwood)
(32) Gary Woodland*

* = Sponsor exemption

How to Watch

The Hero World Challenge will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 2 and can be viewed on the Golf Channel and NBC as well as the NBC Sports app if you're on the go. Here are the TV times:

Thursday: 1:30 pm — 4:30 pm (Golf Channel)
Friday: 1:30 pm — 4:30 pm (Golf Channel)
Saturday: Noon — 2:30 pm (Golf Channel) / 2:30 pm — 5 pm (NBC)
Sunday: 11 am — 1 pm (Golf Channel) / 1 pm — 4 pm (NBC)

You can also check out the live leaderboard here.