Tiger Woods has announced plans to open a new sports bar in St Andrews with his business partner, singer/actor Justin Timberlake, but the news hasn't gone down well with local residents.
Plans presented to the Fife Council would see the new T Squared Social golf-themed sports bar replace the 1930s New Picture House Cinema on North Street, a stone's throw from the 1st tee at the Old Course.
The cinema is a building of cultural significance to the town, and the thought of it being replaced by a sports bar has seemingly hit a nerve with some locals.
Speaking to The Courier, St Andrews community council member Neil Dobson said:
St Andrews local Chris Main shared his fellow resident's concerns. Speaking to Bunkered, he added:
T Squared Social St Andrews is set to be Woods and Timberlake's second bar under the same name after the pair launched the first T Squared Social in Manhattan last month.
St Andrews holds a special place in Woods' heart, having won two Open Championships at The Old Course in 2000 and 2005.
Sharing the thought process behind bringing his joint venture with Timberlake to the town, Woods said: