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Tournament host Tiger Woods welcomes elite field to Albany, Bahamas for 2019 Hero World Challenge Dec. 4-7

2019 tournament proceeds to benefit TGR Foundation and One Bahamas Fund

ALBANY, Bahamas – Sixteen of the 18 playing spots in the 2019 Hero World Challenge have been announced. The elite end-of-year PGA TOUR event held at Albany, Bahamas will feature eight of the top 10 players in the world. Among those committed include Tournament Host and 2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods, 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, defending tournament champion Jon Rahm and past champions Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.

2019 Hero World Challenge field:

Name (Official World Golf Ranking as of 8/26/19), Country

Dustin Johnson (3), USA

Justin Rose (4), England

Justin Thomas (5), USA

Jon Rahm (6), Spain

Patrick Cantlay (7), USA

Tiger Woods (8), USA – Tournament Host

Xander Schauffele (9), USA

Bryson DeChambeau (10), USA

Tony Finau (12), USA

Webb Simpson (14), USA

Patrick Reed (16), USA

Gary Woodland (17), USA

Rickie Fowler (19), USA

Matt Kuchar (20), USA

Bubba Watson (25), USA

Kevin Kisner (27), USA

Two exemptions will be announced at a later date to round out the 18-player field.

This year’s tournament will be held Wednesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Albany, marking the fifth consecutive year the event has been held in The Bahamas. The Saturday finish will help accommodate the players’ travel schedule to the 2019 Presidents Cup, to be played in Australia the following week.

Proceeds from the 2019 Hero World Challenge will benefit the TGR Foundation and ONE Bahamas Fund. Founded by Woods, NEXUS Luxury Collection and members of the Albany community following Hurricane Dorian, ONE Bahamas Fund has pledged $6 million towards the rebuilding of The Bahamas with a dollar for dollar match in hopes of raising $12 million to help those impacted by the hurricane.

Live television coverage of the 2019 Hero World Challenge will be provided by GOLF Channel during all four rounds and by NBC during the final round. Good-any-day grounds tickets and a limited number of premium hospitality packages for the Hero World Challenge are available for purchase at HeroWorldChallenge.com.

About Hero MotoCorp Ltd
Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer in terms of unit volumes sold by a single company in a year — the coveted position it has held for the past 18 consecutive years. The New Delhi, India-headquartered Hero MotoCorp has sold over 85 million motorcycles and scooters in cumulative sales since its inception. Hero MotoCorp currently sells its products in 37 countries across Asia, Africa and South and Central America. Hero MotoCorp has seven state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, including five in India, and two global facilities in Colombia and Bangladesh. Hero MotoCorp’s world class state-of-the-art R&D facility — the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) — is located in Jaipur in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. The Company has also recently set-up its new facility in Germany - the Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH. Hero MotoCorp has been associated with various disciplines of sports including Golf, Cricket, Field Hockey and Football for over two decades. Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods is Hero’s Global Corporate Partner.

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About TGR Live, A Tiger Woods Venture
For more than 20 years, TGR Live has exclusively organized and managed fundraising events supporting the TGR Foundation. It focuses solely on creating amazing experiences for the foundation’s clients at world-class events. TGR Live provides a variety of services including hospitality management, public relations and marketing, tournament operations, and sponsor sales at PGA TOUR and signature events which benefit the foundation. While many TGR Live events are televised, TGR Live does not provide TV or video production. For more information, visit TGRLive.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TGRLiveEvents.

About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For more than 20 years, TGR Foundation has worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact an entire generation, our mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. We are pioneers in positive youth development, encouraging self-advocacy skills in young people. Our programs foster a growth mindset, instilling in students the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Through our award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, a digital platforms and educator professional development, TGR Foundation has reached more than one million students and offers resources and support needed to thrive in school and beyond. For more information, visit TGRFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Albany, Bahamas
Part of NEXUS Luxury Collection, an international hospitality real estate development and asset management company founded by Joe Lewis and his Tavistock Group along with golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor and musician Justin Timberlake, Albany is a luxury resort community located on New Providence in The Bahamas. Opened in 2010, Albany is nestled within 600 oceanfront acres and conveniently located within a seven-minute drive from Nassau’s international airport and two private airfields. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a luxury boutique hotel comprised of private residences, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course with extensive practice facilities, a fitness complex featuring a core strength and weight studio, yoga and Pilates studio, CrossFit course, cardio and spin studio, lap pool, luxury spa and salon, adult pool, family pool and family water park, kids’ clubhouse, casual and fine dining restaurants, and a collection of shops. Albany is also home to Windsor School and the Albany Sports Academy, specializing in golf and tennis, the Albany Financial Center and The Sanctuary at Albany, a state-of-the-art recording studio. For more information, visit albanybahamas.com.

About ONE Bahamas Fund
The ONE Bahamas Fund was created to support relief and rebuilding efforts in The Bahamas and to support its residents who were affected by Hurricane Dorian. Founders Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods, NEXUS Luxury Collection, Royal Bank of Canada and members from the Albany community collectively pledged $6 million as a challenge gift, matching donations by the public dollar for dollar for the next $6 million – with a goal of raising a minimum of $12 million. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will direct funds toward both immediate response needs on the ground as well as long-term support focusing on shelter, education, community and seed funding for Bahamian businesses. For more information, visit onebahamasfund.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Noah Sharfman
nsharfman@tgrfoundation.org
(310) 702-8819

Dan Scali
dscali@tgrfoundation.org
(949) 725-3003