Tiger Woods will play in the Hero World Challenge as part of his 2019-20 schedule,

TGR Live, which manages events benefitting Woods' foundation -- including The Challenge -- made the announcement on its social media site Friday.

The event, hosted by Woods and set for Dec. 4-7 at Albany, Bahamas, is an exclusive tournament fielding 18 of the world's top-ranked golfers and features a $3.5 million purse, with $1 million going to the winner.

The 43-year-old Woods is recovering from a fifth knee operation, which he had in August. He will next play Oct. 21 in The Challenge: Japan Skins with Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day. He'll then tee it up Oct. 24-17 at the inaugural Zozo Championship in Chiba, Japan.

Following the Hero World Challenge, Woods will head to Australia as captain of Team USA in the Presidents Cup, Dec. 12-15, against the International squad captained by South Africa's Ernie Els.

--Field Level Media

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