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Days After Shocking Billions Merger, Tiger Woods Strikes Back With a Stellar Announcement Involving Serena Williams

Published 06/09/2023, 10:45 AM EDT

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Tiger Woods has faced huge disappointment with the news of the merger between LIV and the PGA. It can’t be stressed enough that he was strictly against the LIV Tour and its defectors from the beginning. And despite receiving an astonishing offer of $800 million to join LIV Golf, he showed his heart’s true desire lay with the PGA Tour legacy and declined it!

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However, his loyalty now seems futile after the merger, and perhaps this has left him wounded! But he clearly still has some fight in him. After all, he just clapped back amid the chaotic merger with a partnership of his own, involving none other than the tennis legend, Serena Williams!

Tiger Woods joins hands with Serena Williams’ family


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Last year, Woods made a big move along with his PGA Tour buddy Rory McIlroy when they invested around $14.7 million to start their own golf league, the TGL, a virtual golf league. And it seems like the massive investment has already started to pay off, with one of the simulator league’s team being purchased by Serena Williams’s husband and entrepreneur, Alexis Ohanian.

The team, named Los Angeles Golf Club (LAGC), is the TGL’s first of six teams to have been bought. And it certainly helps that the Williams name is attached to the sale! Tennis legends and sisters Serena and Venus Williams are co-owners of the LAGC. Woods celebrated this news by sharing it on his Instagram story.


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Undoubtedly, the tennis star family’s big move will draw a lot more attention to the already viral TGL, and perhaps Woods will soon share yet some more good news; after all, he does have some big-name investors as a part of it already. The only certainty, however, is that Williams will certainly be looking for the LAGC to grab the win at the Tech League’s inaugural season next January!

Other big investors in the Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods-headed TGL


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The TGL has lured some big names to itself before it even began. Besides the Williams sisters, Woods has many big and impressive names as investors in the tour; Tom Brady, Steph Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lewis Hamilton have also bought stakes. The venture was formed by sports executive Mike McCarley, and he soon took on the two golf greats as partners.

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The newest golf league on the market, TGL, is an innovative golf league in partnership with the PGA Tour, and will see only Tour players play in it’s ranks. The league will have six teams of three players each and see them compete every Monday for 15 weeks. Along with playoffs and championships, the fast-approaching virtual league certainly promises fans, investors, and owners a good time. Wouldn’t you agree?


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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.

Edited By: Sheldon Pereira