Tiger Woods to play for, co-own final TGL team
Posted on: 07 Nov, 2023 at 09:18 PM
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Tiger Woods will co-own the sixth and final team in the upcoming TGL golf simulator league and also will be one of the four players on the roster.
Woods and Rory McIlroy helped to form the tech-based league, which announced Tuesday that Woods is elevating his participation.
Woods' TGR Ventures and David Blitzer, the co-managing partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils and an investor in other franchises, will be the owner of the Jupiter Links Golf Club. Woods lives in Jupiter, Fla.
"Through its use of technology, TGL is a modern twist of traditional golf and ultimately will make the sport I love more accessible," Woods said in a statement. "Having the opportunity to not only compete, but also own a team to represent Jupiter is an exciting next chapter for me. I expect Jupiter Links GC to showcase the golf culture of my hometown as we compete against the best players in the world."
Blitzer said he is excited about the partnership.
"Tiger Woods is one of the most influential and iconic athletes in the history of sports, and I'm thrilled to partner with him to form Jupiter Links GC," Blitzer said. "Golf is a sport that has a proven ability to bring people together from all over the world, and I'm excited by the potential reach and impact we can have as a team and league."
Woods has been mostly absent from competitive golf since a February 2021 single-car crash near Los Angeles left him with devastating injures to his right leg. He has played in some majors, as well as with his teenage son, Charlie, in special events.
The 47-year-old Woods has not yet disclosed whether he and Charlie will play in the PNC Championship in Orlando next month.
McIlroy also will play in the new league, which will feature 13 regular-season matches, then playoffs, all contested from a specially designed venue in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. McIlroy is on the roster of the Boston Common.
--Field Level Media