Tiger Woods gives big injury update and reveals his new TGL team

Tiger Woods provides an ankle update ahead of his PGA Tour return, then reveals his TGL team. 

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Tue, 7 Nov 2023
Tiger Woods gives big injury update and reveals his new TGL team

Tiger Woods has provided his fans with an ankle injury update on a day when he also revealed he will own and play for Jupiter Links Club in the TGL

Woods, 47, provided an update on his recovering ankle following four days of caddying for his young cub Charlie Woods in the Notah Begay III Invitational

That tournament concluded on Monday and Charlie finished 2-over par in T17. 

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Woods, who had ankle surgery in April, spoke to The Associated Press today to confirm the fusion below his ankle joint is now pain free. 

The former World No.1 did not provide a return date for his PGA Tour return though.

It remains to be seen whether Woods will be able to peg it up in his annual Hero World Challenge later this month, and / or in the PNC Championship alongside Charlie just before Christmas. 

While the ankle is fine, admits Woods, he is still feeling sore, especially after walking a golf course for four days straight. 

Woods told AP today: 

"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. I'm pretty sore after caddying for four days. It was a flat course, thank God."

Woods also confirmed in a statement to the media this afternoon he will act as a co-owner of Jupiter Links Golf Club, which is the sixth and final team to join the TGL.

The tech-infused golf league, which is the brainchild of both Woods and Rory McIlroy and backed by the PGA Tour, will commence on Jan.9, 2024. 

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Woods now joins David Blitzer, who has stakes in five professional franchises, as the co-owner of Jupiter Links GC. 

In a statement, Woods wrote: 

"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."

Here are the six confirmed TGL teams: 

  • Jupiter Links 
  • Boston Common 
  • TGL New York
  • San Francisco GC
  • Los Angeles GC
  • Atlanta Drive GC

Each team will have four players, and all team members will be confirmed soon. 

What do you make of the plans for TGL ahead of its start date in January? When will Tiger Woods return to the PGA Tour? Has he still got another victory in him when he returns? Will the TGL prove a success? Share your thoughts and comments over on the GolfMagic social media channels. 

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