Tiger Woods Gives Matt Fitzpatrick the Best Golf Invite of His Career

Published 11/12/2021, 8:30 PM EST


The Hero World Challenge – hosted by Tiger Woods – is back in Albany, Bahamas this year. With the field decided, the best of golf will be present at the event starting November 29, extending till December 5. Players will spend a week in the Bahamas, playing in this unique event hosted by the PGA Tour legend.

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With the field decided and announced, a few players can consider this one of the best invites they will receive this year. As per reports, Matt Fitzpatrick will be playing in Albany – an event in which event the last ranked player earns $100,000.

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How does a Hero World Challenge invitation help Matt Fitzpatrick?

As per Golf Digest’s Daniel Rapaport, the 27-year-old has the best invite in golf with the sponsors’ exemption to the Hero World Challenge – the final spot left on the 20-person event. The golfer spends one week in the Bahamas, while also having the opportunity to earn some OWGR points. As mentioned above, even the person who ranks last will be taking home a $100K.

Fans seemed to agree with the tweet, one even comparing it to Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “It is the best invite in golf,” wrote one fan, while some others agreed. One even joked about being available for the event himself.

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Having said that, Fitzpatrick last played the OHL Classic, finishing T64. This was his third event this season, the first being the Butterfield Bermuda Championship (T30).

Who else will be playing at the Hero World Challenge?

  1. Bryson DeChambeau
  2. Henrik Stenson
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Xander Schauffele
  5. Collin Morikawa
  6. Viktor Hovland
  7. Patrick Cantlay
  8. Jordan Spieth
  9. Daniel Berger
  10. Tyrrell Hatton
  11. Patrick Reed
  12. Tony Finau
  13. Webb Simpson
  14. Brooks Koepka
  15. Harris English
  16. Scottie Scheffler
  17. Justin Rose
  18. Rory McIlroy
  19. Abraham Ancer

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Out of the above-mentioned names, some are chosen due to their rank, while some are exemptions like Fitzpatrick. Known to bring together the best in golf, this event began in 2000 and has been held in Albany since 2015 after going global. It was also scheduled in Florida for one year.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau reacts after holing his putt on the 9th green to win the hole during the Singles REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tom Lehman won the inaugural event, while Henrick Stenson is the defending champion.

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Having said that, most are also awaiting an official Tiger Woods update through the tournament. The 15-time major winner has been sidelined since his crash in February. While he has been spotted a few times, no formal update has been provided on Woods’ condition and return to the course. Hopefully, Woods is on his way back, recovery going as planned.

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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