In a significant announcement, Tiger Woods is set to lead the ownership group of the sixth and final team in the innovative tech-focused indoor golf league, the TGL. Notably, Woods himself will be a competitor in this league, as revealed by the league on Tuesday.
Named “Jupiter Links Golf Club,” this team is gearing up to commence its journey in January, coinciding with the launch of TGL’s inaugural season. The league’s matches will be held at a specially constructed arena in South Florida, complete with a colossal simulator screen and an adaptable putting surface.
Woods had been absent from competitive golf since his withdrawal from the Masters in April, following an injury. He subsequently underwent fusion surgery on his right ankle to address post-traumatic arthritis stemming from a previous talus bone fracture. In response to the league’s development, Woods shared his enthusiasm, stating, “Through its use of technology, TGL is a modern twist on traditional golf and ultimately will make the sport I love more accessible.”
Woods, aged 47, continued, “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.”
As of now, Woods, a 15-time major champion and widely regarded as the greatest golfer of his generation, stands as the sole confirmed player for the Jupiter Links team.
The team’s ownership consortium includes David Blitzer, the founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, and a co-owner of MLB’s Cleveland Guardians, the NFL’s Washington Commanders, and a general partner of Crystal Palace Football Club.
Notably, the TGL regular season will feature five teams, including Atlanta Drive GC, Boston Common Golf, Los Angeles Golf Club, TGL New York, and TGL San Francisco. These teams will compete in a 15-match regular season that will ultimately decide which four teams advance to the playoffs.
Before each match, teams will nominate three players each to engage in 15-hole contests, which will feature alternate-shot and singles play. This unique format promises to bring a fresh dimension to golf competition.