Has Tiger Woods just given us an indication of when he will be back?!

We may have a slight idea of when Tiger Woods could return to our screens.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2023
Has Tiger Woods just given us an indication of when he will be back?!

It's been months since Tiger Woods last played in a PGA Tour event, but we might have a slight indication of when his pending return could be.

Back in February 2021, Woods suffered severe injuries in a car accident that kept him sidelined for over a year.

He made his triumphant return at the Masters the following year and miraculously made the cut. He'd play in two more majors that year but they resulted in a third-round withdrawal and a missed cut.

Woods then played in the PNC Championship and The Match towards the end of the calendar year, using a cart at both.

In February 2023, the 47-year-old made his return to a regular PGA Tour event - thought it was a designated one - at his own Genesis Invitational. He followed it up with the Masters in April, making the cut at both.

However, ahead of the third round at Augusta, the 82-time PGA Tour winner announced he'd withdrawn from the major.

A week and a half later, in a post on his Twitter, it was announced that Woods had undergone a subtalar fushion procedure on his ankle for arthritis that resulted from the fracture.

A timeline for his return was not disclosed.

Since, Woods has missed both the PGA Championship and the US Open, and it was reported that he'd also withdrawn from the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool next month.

And while his return to the PGA Tour is unclear, more information on his new golf league has emerged.

On Monday, a second team was unveiled as part of the TGL with owners announced as the Fenway Sports Group.

The Fenway Sports Group is also the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, they will also own the TGL's Boston franchise.

The TGL is a new golf league in partnership with the PGA Tour and was launched by TMRW Sports - a comapny owned by Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Mike McCarley.

Per the league's website, it will have a custom-built arena and plans to combine a virtual course with a short game complex.

The league will consist of six teams that feature three PGA Tour players.

And along with McIlroy and Woods, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, and Rickie Fowler are just a few of the star-studded list of names who've committed to play in the league.

The inaugural 15-match regular season is set to begin January 2024 and will include a playoffs and a championship.

On 8 June, the league's first team and owners were announced with the Los Angeles Golf Club. That team is owned by tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, as well as Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

On Monday, McCarley was joined by Fenway Sports Group chairman Tom Werner on CNBC's Squawk Box where they revealed further details about the league and the new Boston team.

Here's the full clip:

If Woods is able to play in the league when it begins, it looks like the latest the 15-time major champion will return to golf on our screens could be January.

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