Tiger Woods revealed he had been approached by the Premier Golf League and is considering his options. The 15-time Major winner remains the marquee name in the sport and would be the biggest pull for a new format of the game.
And on the eve of the Genesis Open – which Woods is hosting – he confirmed an approach had been made and was under consideration.
He said: ”Have I been personally approached? Yes, and my team’s been aware of it and we’ve delved into the details of it and trying to figure it all out, just like everyone else.
“We’ve been down this road before with World Golf Championships and other events being started.
“There’s a lot of information that we’re still looking at and whether it’s reality or not, but just like everybody else, we’re looking into it.”
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The British-based World Golf Group last month unveiled plans for a new global tour it hopes to launch in 2022 that would consist of 18 yearly tournaments – each with prize money of $ 10 million — and feature 48 of the game’s top players.
Woods admits the idea is the natural evolution of the game after adding WGCs to the calendar, as the next plan to bring the top players in the sport together on a consistent basis.
“I think that just like all events, you’re trying to get the top players to play more collectively,” he said.
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