Tiger takes fresh swipe at LIV: "Couldn't figure out what the hell was going on"

Tiger Woods has taken a fresh swipe at LIV Golf by saying he had no idea what was going on during the rival league's broadcasts.

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Tue, 7 Nov 2023
Tiger takes fresh swipe at LIV: "Couldn't figure out what the hell was going on"

Tiger Woods couldn't help himself from taking a dig at the rival LIV Golf League after revealing the name of his TGL side. 

We have been seeing more of the 47-year-old in recent weeks as it appears he is gearing up for another comeback. 

He has been caddying for his teenage son Charlie at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship and footage showed the golfer walking with ease compared to previous sightings. 

Woods revealed on 7 November in comments to the Associated Press his fused right ankle is now 'pain free'. 

But the caveat is that it's 'the other areas that have been compensated for' which are causing him problems. 

His comments came after confirming that his TGL side will be called Jupiter Links Golf Club. 

TGL is the new, tech-fused golf league that will be broadcast on primetime on Monday nights early next year. The first broadcast is on 9 January on ESPN. 

The league is a venture by TMRW Sports, a company that was founded by the 15-time major champion and Rory McIlroy last June. 

It has already been dismissed by both of the golfers' critics, arguing that it is nothing more than a way to keep the top stars happy by providing them a guaranteed pay cheque. 

The league is reportedly greeted with eyerolls by those on the rival, Saudi-backed circuit. 

Woods took a swipe at LIV, telling AP further:

"Some of the stuff I've seen in LIV… I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on. Here, it's very simple." 

H‌e continued: "Generally, golf takes about five or six hours to play. In today's world, it is hard for anybody to go [that time] without looking at their phones. The shorter the time, the better." 

McIlroy, unsurprisingly, echoed Woods' sentiments as he spoke about the venture at the Boston Common Golf launch. 

The 34-year-old is the founder of the Boston-based circuit and will play alongside Keegan Bradley, Tyrrell Hatton and Adam Scott

McIlroy stated TGL will be 'more like NBA'. He also predicted Jon Rahm will continue to be a PGA Tour player, despite rumours linking him with a LIV switch after the Spaniard pulled out of the golf league

Furthermore, McIlroy said he hoped the PGA Tour's framework agreement with LIV's financiers, the PIF of Saudi Arabia, will be ratified. 

He said he welcomed the PIF's investment because it will help end the fracture in men's professional golf. 

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