News Americas, NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas, Tues. Dec. 3, 2019: Tiger Woods was a winner Monday in the Bahamas.
As this year’s Hero World Challenge, the annual Albany tournament put on by Woods unofficially kicked off on Monday afternoon at the Baha Mar in the Bahamas, there was a competition called the Hero Shot.
Woods was joined by Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland, Henrik Stenson, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau as each took their best cracks from a makeshift tee box at a makeshift green 130 yards away.
Each had six balls to rack up as many points as possible, with the target featuring rings worth 100, 200 and 500 points for a bullseye. The sixth ball in each round was worth double.
Woods didn’t even need his sixth and final shot to beat DeChambeau. In the next round, Woods again only needed five balls as he and Spieth, the top two scorers, advanced to the finale.
That’s when Woods delivered on cue as he threw a soft shot up in the air, gave his wedge a twirl and pointed skyward. It was bullseye and victory even though the result was meaningless.
Meanwhile Woods announced additional tournament donations to the ONE Bahamas Fund along with Hero chairman Pawan Munjal. The tournament will make a donation of $500 for each birdie, $1,000 for each eagle and $2,500 for any hole-in-one made by the professionals in competition rounds.
The tournament starts tomorrow Wednesday at Albany and features Woods along with 10 of his Presidents Cup team players, including Woodland, DeChambeau, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed.