Tiger Woods and McIlroy, kicks off January 7

The virtual league founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will officially kick off on January 7, 2025

by Andrea Gussoni
Tiger Woods and McIlroy, kicks off January 7
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The virtual league founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will officially kick off on January 7, 2025. The inaugural matches will coincide with the first phase of the NFL (National Football League) playoffs. The new technological league has unveiled the renderings of its new 250,000-square-meter headquarters, featuring 1,500 seats, as wide as a soccer field, to be built on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Following the power outage last November, which caused a section of the 75-meter-high dome to collapse, resulting in not only damages but also the one-year postponement of the start of matches, here comes the new announcement.

The league of the future, created by two golf legends, is supported by sports superstars such as the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, John Stones, defender for Manchester City, Alex Albon, Formula 1 driver, and Steph Curry, NBA ace.

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods, born on December 30, 1975, is an American professional golfer of exceptional stature. He shares the record for the most PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major championships, and holds numerous golfing records.

Woods is widely esteemed as one of the greatest golfers in history and stands as one of the most renowned athletes of modern times. He is honored as an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Beginning with an illustrious junior, college, and amateur career, Woods transitioned to professional golf in 1996 at the youthful age of 20.

By April 1997, he had already claimed three PGA Tour victories alongside his maiden major title, the 1997 Masters, which he won by an astounding 12 strokes, setting a new standard in the sport. Within a year of turning professional, Woods attained the number one spot in the Official World Golf Ranking in June 1997.

Throughout the early 2000s, Woods dominated the golfing scene, reigning as the top-ranked player globally for extended periods, clinching 13 major championships during this epoch. However, the subsequent decade of Woods's career was marked by personal tribulations and physical setbacks.

Following marital issues, he underwent a self-imposed hiatus from December 2009 to April 2010, during which he acknowledged marital infidelities and later divorced. Injuries plagued him, necessitating four back surgeries between 2014 and 2017, which severely disrupted his playing schedule.

Despite these challenges, Woods exhibited resilience, staging comebacks that culminated in remarkable victories, notably at the Tour Championship in September 2018 and the 2019 Masters, ending an 11-year major title drought.

Woods's legacy is embellished with numerous accolades, including a record 11 PGA Player of the Year awards, eight Byron Nelson Awards for lowest adjusted scoring average, and ten seasons as the money list leader. He boasts 15 major championships and 82 PGA Tour victories, tying with Sam Snead for the all-time lead.

Additionally, Woods is one of only five players to achieve the career Grand Slam and has accomplished this feat three times, a distinction shared only with Jack Nicklaus. Beyond individual achievements, Woods has contributed to American success in team competitions, including the 1999 Ryder Cup.

Recognizing his profound impact on the sport, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in May 2019. Despite enduring significant injuries, including a serious car accident in February 2021, Woods has shown resilience.

While acknowledging the end of his full-time professional golf career in a 2021 interview, he expressed intentions to participate in select events annually. His return to the PGA Tour at the 2022 Masters marked a significant milestone in his ongoing journey in the sport.

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