Hero World Challenge Winners and History
The Hero World Challenge is the current incarnation of Tiger Woods’ charity tournament, which was first held in 1999. In 2014, it features a field of 18, and is held at Isleworth, Florida.
The Tiger Woods Foundation was formed to create and support health, education, and welfare focused community organizations.
From 2000 to 2013, the tournament was held at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. For 2014, the tournament was moved to Isleworth in Florida, presumably to be closer to the homes of the pros enlisted to play.
From the beginning, the World Challenge has been a small-field event. Sixteen players teed it up in the 1999 event. The 2014 edition will feature eighteen players, consisting (pending availability) the most recent winners of the four major PGA tournaments, the top eleven available players from the Official World Golf Ranking, the defending champion, and two special exemption players selected by the Woods Foundation.
Hero Motocorp, the title sponsor, is an Indian motorcycle and scooter manufacturer. Past sponsor of the tournament include Target, Chevron and Northwestern Mutual.
The purse for the event is $3.5 million of which the winner receives $1 million.
A complete list of Hero World Challenge Winners follows:
Hero World Challenge Winners
|Hero World Challenge|
|2017||Rickie Fowler||270 (-18)||4 strokes|
|2016||Hideki Matsuyama||270 (-18)||2 strokes|
|2015||Bubba Watson||263 (−25)||3 strokes|
|2014||Jordan Spieth||262 (−26)||10 strokes|
|Northwestern Mutual World Challenge|
|2013||Zach Johnson||275 (−13)||Playoff|
|World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual|
|2012||Graeme McDowell (2)||271 (−17)||3 strokes|
|Chevron World Challenge|
|2011||Tiger Woods (5)||278 (−10)||1 stroke|
|2010||Graeme McDowell||272 (−16)||Playoff|
|Chevron World Challenge presented by Bank of America|
|2009||Jim Furyk||275 (−13)||1 stroke|
|2008||Vijay Singh||277 (−11)||1 stroke|
|Target World Challenge presented by Countrywide|
|2007||Tiger Woods (4)||266 (−22)||7 strokes|
|2006||Tiger Woods (3)||272 (−16)||4 strokes|
|2005||Luke Donald||272 (−16)||2 strokes|
|2004||Tiger Woods (2)||268 (−16)||2 strokes|
|Target World Challenge presented by Williams|
|2003||Davis Love III (2)||277 (−11)||2 strokes|
|2002||Pádraig Harrington||268 (−20)||2 strokes|
|Williams World Challenge|
|2001||Tiger Woods||273 (−15)||3 strokes|
|2000||Davis Love III||266 (−22)||2 strokes|
|1999||Tom Lehman||267 (−13)||3 strokes|