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Hero World Challenge Tips & Preview - 4 contenders for victory in the Bahamas

28 Nov 2022
Freetips staff 28 Nov 2022
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  • The Hero World Challenge takes place between 1-4 December
  • The tournament takes place at the Albany Golf Club, Bahamas
  • Viktor Hovland is the defending champion
  • 19 of the world's top 50 golfers are in the field
  • Our four selections who could win on Sunday
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Jon Rahm is the top pick (Getty Images)

An elite field of the world's premier golfers travels to the Bahamas to contest the final PGA Tour event of the year at the Hero World Challenge. Which golfer will lift the trophy come Sunday?

Viktor Hovland returns to defend his title after winning on his debut at the Hero World Challenge in 2021. 

Tiger Woods returns to tournament golf for the first time since his appearance at the 150th Open Championship. 

Past and present major winners in the lineup include Matt Fitzpatrick, Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Shane Lowry and Woods.

These are our four picks that could win the tournament this weekend.

Jon Rahm


Jon Rahm has been in superb form lately, with results of T5 at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational, T8 at the BMW Championship, T16 at the Tour Championship, T2 at the BMW PGA Championship, victory at the Open De Espana, T4 at the CJ Cup in South Carolina and winning this third DP World Tour Championship in his career.  

Other notable results for the Spaniard in 2022 include placing second at the Tournament of Champions, T14 at the American Express, T3 at the Farmers Insurance Open, T10 at the Phoenix Open, T9 at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play, victory at the Mexico Open, T10 at the Memorial Tournament and T12 at the US Open.  

The current world number five-ranked golfer has an outstanding record at this event, winning in 2018 and placing second in 2019.

Rahm is the man to beat on his current form and will relish the chance to secure another victory at the Hero World Challenge. 

Tony Finau


Tony Finau has been in tremendous form since the end of July, winning multiple tournaments. He secured back-to-back victories at the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic, placed T5 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, T28 at the BMW Championship, 9th at the Tour Championship, MC at the World Wide Technology Championship and won the Cadence Bank Houston Open.

Before those run of brilliant performances, Finau's only other significant results were finishing T19 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, T2 at the Mexico Open, T4 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, runner-up at the RBC Canadian Open, and T13 at the Travelers Championship.

The 33-year-old has featured twice at the Hero World Challenge, placing second in 2018 and T10 in 2019.

The American has had a stellar year on the PGA Tour and will look to cap it off with his fourth victory of 2022 

Tom Kim


Joo-Hyung Kim has caught the eye since joining the PGA Tour with impressive displays on the golf course.

He placed at the T17 AT&T Byron Nelson, 23rd at the US Open, 3rd at the Genesis Scottish Open, T7 at the Rocket Mortage Classic, victory at the Wyndham Championship, T13 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, victory at the Shriners Children's Open, T25 at the ZOZO Championship and T11 at the CJ Cup in 13 tournaments.

Other prominent results Kim achieved include winning the Singapore International, placing T2 at the SMBC Singapore Open, 17th at the Royal's Cup 2022, runner-up at the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Cup, T4 at the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Stableford Challenge, T5 at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open and 5th at the International Series in England.

The 20-year-old will be making his debut at the Hero World Challenge.

Tom Kim has shown that he is a superstar in the making and will fancy his chances to win at the Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas. 

Max Homa


Max Homa's last five starts on the PGA Tour have been excellent, placing T23 at the BMW Championship, T5 at the Tour Championship, victory at the Fortinet Championship, T20 at the Shriners Children's Open and T23 at the ZOZO Championship. 

Other noteworthy performances for the 32-year-old in 2022 include placing T15 at the Tournament of Champions, T14 at the Phoenix Open, T10 at the Genesis Invitational, T17 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational,  T13 at the Players Championship, victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, T13 at the PGA Championship, T5 at the Memorial Tournament and T16 at the Genesis Scottish Open.  

The American is making his debut at the Hero World Challenge. 

Homa is a two-time winner this year and offers excellent value in the Bahamas.
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Verdict

Rahm has returned to his best and has an excellent chance to win his second Hero World Challenge title.
 
Finau has won three tournaments in his last seven starts and has strong claims to win at the Albany Golf Club.

Kim has had an incredible start to his PGA Tour career and will be challenging for the trophy come Sunday.

Homa has the game to secure this third tournament of 2022 with victory in the Bahamas this weekend.

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