Hero World Challenge Odds, TV Schedule, Tee Times: TIGER IS BACK...on the Course!

By Michael Shamburger

While the story this week has been and likely will be all about Tiger, there will be plenty to enjoy during the Hero World Challenge. This year’s field features the numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28th ranked players along with the 1199th ranked Tiger Woods. Sure, this isn’t an official PGA Tour event, but the payout is still quite hefty at $1 million dollars for the winner and with no cut everyone will be around on the weekend…looking at you Tiger.

If you haven’t been paying attention to golf this winter, there are a few guys who have been having some early season success. Justin Rose won the WGC-HSBC Champions event as well as the Turkish Airlines Open, Brooks Koepka won the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament in Japan, Dustin Johnson finished second at the WGC-HSBC Champions, Jordan Spieth just finished eighth at the Australian Open, Rickie Fowler finished second at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, and Justin Thomas won the inaugural CJ Cup.

Having said that, any of these guys could obviously win this week, but those guys have been playing well around the globe leading up to this tournament.

Now that you’re caught up, here’s the important stuff:

Odds via Bookmaker.eu

Justin Thomas +600

Jordan Spieth +600

Dustin Johnson +600

Rickie Fowler +800

Justin Rose +1000

Hideki Matsuyama +1100

Brooks Koepka +1100

Jason Day +1200

Marc Leishman +1600

Daniel Berger +1800

Patrick Reed +2000

Matt Kuchar +2000

Tommy Fleetwood +2000

Francesco Molinari +2800

Kevin Kisner +2800

Alexander Noren +2800

Charley Hoffman +3300

Tiger Woods +4500

TV Schedule

Thursday 12:30 – 4:30 PM Golf Channel

Friday 12:30 – 4:30 PM Golf Channel

Saturday 12:00 – 2:30 PM Golf Channel 2:30 – 5:00 PM NBC

Sunday  11:00 – 1:00 PM Golf Channel 1:00 – 4:00 PM NBC

Tee Times

11:10 AM Hideki Matsuyama Francesco Molinari

11:21 AM Charley Hoffman Kevin Chappell

11:32 AM Patrick Reed Daniel Berger

11:43 AM Justin Rose Tommy Fleetwood

11:54 AM Henrik Stenson Alex Noren

12:05 PM Tiger Woods Justin Thomas

12:16 PM Dustin Johnson Brooks Koepka

12:27 PM Kevin Kisner Rickie Fowler

12:38 PM Matt Kuchar Jordan Spieth

My Pick

And so begins the throwing of darts in hopes of landing on the right winner.

This week I’ll take Justin Rose. As much as I’d like to see Big Cat win this week – I don’t think he finishes in last – I believe that Rose’s game is too dialed in right now. Not to mention, Rose is extremely comfortable playing in Albany.