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Tiger Woods has taken a swipe at LIV Golf by claiming his new TGL venture will  “very simple” in contrast to the Saudi-backed series.

Woods has teamed up with Rory McIlroy for the new tech-infused league which aims to bring golf to new audiences.

The 15-time major champion was confirmed on Tuesday as a player and owner for Jupiter Links GC, the final team in the competition which begins in South Florida on January 9.

And Woods appears convinced that his new format, which will see players competing on an indoor simulator in a purpose-built arena, is a more enticing product than what LIV has to offer.

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“Some of the stuff I’ve seen in LIV… I couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on,” Woods said. “Here it’s very simple.”

Woods has long been a critic of LIV and has remained fiercely loyal to the PGA Tour.

“I disagree with it,” Woods said at St Andrews last year when asked about players signing lucrative contracts for the money-spinning enterprise. “I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.”

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The TGL matches will be played within two hours of primetime television in the US, and Woods is confident the venture is on course to be a big hit with younger fans.

“Through its use of technology, TGL is a modern twist of traditional golf and ultimately will make the sport I love more accessible,” the 47-year-old said in his statement.

“Generally, golf takes about five or six hours to play. In today’s world, with all of our smartphones, it is hard for anybody to go five to six hours without looking at their phones. So the shorter the time, the better it is.”


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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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