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Sport Tiger Woods looking into Premier Golf League following approach

05:15  12 february  2020
05:15  12 february  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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Tiger Woods has been approached by the organisers of a proposed Premier Golf League , but admits he is still trying to ‘figure it all out’. New league would see players compete for 0m prize fund. Woods says he is looking into new proposals.

Tiger Woods said Tuesday that he's looking into the Premier Golf League , which has approached him about joining the circuit in 2022, when it hopes to launch. "My team's been aware of it and we've delved into the details of it and are trying to figure it out just like everyone else,'' Woods said Tuesday

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Tiger Woods has "delved into the details" after receiving an approach from the Premier Golf League.

A newly proposed schedule that would rival the PGA Tour, the Premier Golf League wants to stage an 18-event season that sees each tournament played over 54 holes, rather than 72.

There would be a team element involved too, with the 48 competitors split into groups of four. Total prize money will reportedly be $240million (£185m).

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Speaking ahead of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, Woods confirmed he and his team are looking into the potential plans that would see the world's best playing together on a regular basis.

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Former world number one Tiger Woods has been approached by the organisers of the Premier Golf League - a proposed tour to rival the PGA Tour. "My team's aware of it and have delved into the details of it," said the 15-time major winner. "There's a lot of information that we're still looking at and

Tiger Woods confirms he has been approached by organisers of the proposed Premier Golf Tiger Woods said Tuesday he's been approached by organizers of a proposed Premier Golf League and said "There's a lot of information that we're still looking at and whether it's reality or not, but just like

"My team's been aware of it and we've delved into the details of it and trying to figure it out just like everyone else,'' Woods told the media.

"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.

"I think just like all events, you're trying to get the top players to play more collectively. It's one of the reasons why we instituted the World Golf Championships, because we were only getting the top players together five times a year: the four majors and the Players.

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Greg Norman bullish on Premier Golf League ’s prospects, with or without Tiger Woods . “They were already deep into their business concept and proving it out. [The initial meeting] was just trying to Norman isn’t working with the league in any official capacity, but at the Saudi Golf Summit last week

"We wanted to showcase the top players on more than just those occasions.

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"So, this is a natural evolution, whether or not things like this are going to happen, but ideas like this are going to happen going forward, whether it's now or any other time in the future."

Woods is tournament host for the Genesis Invitational this week but has yet to win the tournament in 12 previous attempts.

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