As Tiger Woods Announces $50 Billion Partnership, Is TGL Going to Cause Fire in PGA Tour’s Own Backyard?

Published 10/07/2023, 2:35 PM EDT

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Tiger Woods is at a crucial stage in his career. Apart from being a player, he is holding a key position in two golf leagues. On the PGA Tour, he has recently become the sixth board director, and he is also involved in the new technology-infused league TGL, which will start early next year.

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And while he is juggling both leagues and looking for the best interests of each, it may be possible that the profits of TGL become the loss of the PGA Tour. Let’s dive into the story.

Does TGL have the potential to threaten the business of the PGA Tour?

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There is no doubt that Tiger Woods is a terrific player, but he is also a sharp businessman. Which is why he earns a big part of his fortune from that as well. Last year he, along with Rory McIlroy, developed the new league TGL which will bring an added technology perspective to the sport.

It is already famous with millionaire investors and many top players of the PGA Tour. And recently Woods made another significant achievement for it. The 15-time major winner successfully collaborated with $50,000,000,000 worth of ESPN to finalize the deal on the broadcasting rights.

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The tech-driven league which will be aired on weekdays has now received a great platform to reach all fans. But it is definitely going to leave an impact on the PGA Tour and now LIV Golf as well, since they will be merging. The dedication with which Woods’s fan follows him is no small thing. With Tiger’s presence there, he will be taking away a huge amount of viewership.

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It was a solid move made by Woods to tamper with his opponent LIV Golf but now that the merger is going to happen, things could further change.

With TGL’s arrival, the viewership will be divided.

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The situation in the golf world has changed a lot since the PGA Tour and LIV’s merger was announced. And Tiger is one of the biggest opponents of the Saudi League and was much hurt by the merger. This was his big blow to them. But it will also make a big dent in Woods’ favorite Tour.

Since he became a board member, Woods has refrained from speaking against LIV, but he still harbors disapproval towards them. And once the TGL starts next year, it is evident that Woods will be shifting his interest and time to the new league.

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This will leave an impact on the PGA Tour and now the LIV Golf as well. ESPN is the leading sports channel and with its viewers shifting towards the new show, PGA Tour could suffer a big loss in its viewership and revenue.

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Shafaque Taha

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Shafaque Taha is a fresh writer at EssentiallySports. She has been a golf enthusiast all her life and Tiger Woods has been her window into the sport and its legacy. Shafaque regards his iconic 2019 Masters win as her greatest inspiration in life.
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Gokul Pillai

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