The 14th Annual World Challenge, organized by the Tiger Woods Foundation and presented by sponsor Northwestern Mutual, will be held Nov. 28 - Dec. 2 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
An elite 18-player field is scheduled to compete, featuring 13 members from 2012's Ryder Cup teams, the winner of the Masters at Augusta, the U.S. Open champion and the 2012 FedExCup champion.
Participating for the prize of $1 million is host and defending champion Tiger Woods, who won last year after he birdied the last two holes to top Zack Johnson. Woods is a five-time winner, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011, and holds the record for most challenge victories.
The challenge also includes the likes of Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker and Bubba Watson.
But the list of players doesn't end there. European Ryder Cup standouts Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell, along with Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Bo Van Pelt and Nick Watney are playing, too.
"We are extremely excited about the depth and talent of our field, and are looking forward to another exciting tournament," said Woods in a prepared statement. "Northwestern Mutual has been a great partner to my Foundation over the years, and we are pleased they will take on the role of presenting sponsor."
John E. Schlifske, chairman and CEO of Northwestern Mutual, is pleased to be a part of this challenge.
"We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year's World Challenge to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation," he said. "Northwestern Mutual, in addition to helping people achieve financial security, shares a common goal of helping secure the education, health and development of young people so they experience better tomorrows."
The course of Sherwood Country Club is a challenging and scenic 7,052-yard, par-72 layout.
There is no cut in the 72-hole event. The last-place finisher still earns $120,000. Proceeds benefit the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The World Challenge will be televised live on Golf Channel, Nov. 28 and 29 from 12-3 p.m. PT. Also, it will receive live network coverage on NBC, Dec. 1 and 2 from 12-3 p.m. PT.