fbpx
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods takes aim at LIV Golf following big TGL announcement

Tiger Woods has taken a shot at LIV Golf after Rory McIlroy claimed the Saudi-funded league was ‘in no man’s land’ on Monday…

 

First, Rory. Then, Tiger.

The masterminds behind TGL have aimed digs at LIV Golf within days of each other.

McIlroy claimed the Saudi-funded league was ‘caught in no man’s land’ and Woods has weighed in by comparing the two start-ups.

“Some of the stuff I’ve seen in LIV… I couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on,” he said. “Here it’s very simple.”

Woods first expressed opposition to LIV Golf at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, claiming players had “turned their backs” on the PGA Tour.

He also called for Greg Norman to step aside as LIV chief executive last November to allow the tour to enter peace talks with its rival league.

The 15-time major champion’s comments came as he announced the formation of the sixth and final TGL Golf team, Jupiter Links Golf Club, which he will own and play for.

Promotion of the new tech-infused, indoor golf series is ramping up ahead of the January 9 start date. Everything you need to know about it can be found here.

“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.

“Generally, golf takes about five or six hours to play. In today’s world, with all of our smartphones, it is hard for anybody to go five to six hours without looking at their phones,” he added.

“So the shorter the time, the better it is.”

Woods’ TGR Ventures shares leadership of Jupiter Links Golf Club with David Blitzer, the co-founder of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment which is involved with well-known US sports entities including the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils.

His teammates will no doubt be revealed in the coming weeks. McIlroy has been joined by Tyrrell Hatton, Adam Scott and Keegan Bradley on Boston Common Golf.

Tiger Woods TGL news: What else did he say?

Woods, now 47 years old, could play for the first time since the Masters next month at the Hero World Challenge – an event he hosts in the Bahamas.

He told the Associated Press on Tuesday his ankle, which was operated on after withdrawing at Augusta, has “absolutely zero issue whatsoever.”

Woods and his son Charlie have also played in the last three PNC Championships together in Florida, a late-year PGA Tour event that allows stars of the game to partner up with a family member.

Footage recently emerged of the golf star caddying for his son at a junior event, leading to speculation of when, or if, he could return to competition.

“I’m pretty sore after caddying for four days,” he said.

“My ankle is fine. Where they fused my ankle, I have absolutely zero issue whatsoever.

“That pain is completely gone. It’s the other areas that have been compensated for.

“But all the surrounding areas is where I had all my problems and I still do. So you fix one, others have to become more hypermobile to get around it, and it can lead to some issues.”

What did you make of this Tiger Woods LIV Golf remark? Tell us on X!

NOW READ: These Tiger Woods stats will blow your mind!

NOW READ: Tiger Woods schedule: Where will the GOAT play next?

Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spent time with some of the biggest names in the sport.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

Latest Posts

tyrrell hatton ryder cup

LIV Golf

Tyrrell Hatton was ‘nervous’ to message Ryder Cup pals after last-minute LIV Golf move

By

Read full article about Tyrrell Hatton was ‘nervous’ to message Ryder Cup pals after last-minute LIV Golf move
jon rahm pga tour

LIV Golf

Jon Rahm still loves the PGA Tour and missing events ‘isn’t the easiest’

By

Read full article about Jon Rahm still loves the PGA Tour and missing events ‘isn’t the easiest’

LIV Golf

Jon Rahm takes issue with LIV format: ‘I wouldn’t mind going back to 72 holes’

By

Read full article about Jon Rahm takes issue with LIV format: ‘I wouldn’t mind going back to 72 holes’
liv golf schedule 2024

LIV Golf

LIV Golf schedule 2024: Every date, venue and result

By

Read full article about LIV Golf schedule 2024: Every date, venue and result
Asian Tour 2024 schedule

LIV Golf

Asian Tour 2024 schedule and results

By

Read full article about Asian Tour 2024 schedule and results
Brooks Koepka WITB 2020

LIV Golf

Brooks Koepka schedule and results: Where will he play next?

By

Read full article about Brooks Koepka schedule and results: Where will he play next?
Bryson DeChambeau

LIV Golf

Bryson DeChambeau schedule and results: Where will he play next?

By

Read full article about Bryson DeChambeau schedule and results: Where will he play next?
tyrrell hatton witb 2024

LIV Golf

Tyrrell Hatton: Joining LIV Golf was like stepping into ‘the unknown’

By

Read full article about Tyrrell Hatton: Joining LIV Golf was like stepping into ‘the unknown’
anthony kim liv

LIV Golf

Anthony Kim told he ‘may not have much time left’ during hiatus from golf

By

Read full article about Anthony Kim told he ‘may not have much time left’ during hiatus from golf