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LIV Golf at “The Match” with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas By Iain Carter, a BBC golf correspondent

Scotland, in July Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy played together in an exhibition event on the Old Course prior to the 150th Open Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, in July. As the golfing year enters what has become known as Tiger Woods will once more energize what would otherwise be one of the least significant times in the calendar.
In the coming weeks, Woods’ influence will be felt strongly as he approaches 47 years old.He brings eyes and much-needed direction to a sport mired in civil war, though tournament titles will not matter much.Advertisement Woods was scheduled to play competitively for the first time since missing the cut at the The Open in July. He is hosting the Hero Challenge this week in the Bahamas.

In addition, the Pelican Golf Club fundraising event will serve as a venue for senior administrators from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to discuss the next steps to take following the arrival of the lucrative LIV setup, which is funded by Saudi Arabia.
With PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, DP World Tour boss Keith Pelley, and R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers all scheduled to be in Florida at the same time, one source agreed that it could be.

During a year of unprecedented hostility, McIlroy, the world number one, has been.

The player who has spoken out most in favor of the established circuit. Woods, on the other hand, has been harshly critical of the LIV project at the 150th Open Championship. That gathering has already resulted in significant increases to the PGA Tour’s prize pools; eleven events next year will be worth at least $20 million.

For the 2024 season, both the American circuit and the European-based DP World Tour are promising more radical changes. But golf’s future is far from certain, and when competitors and organizers gather for The Match, there will be more to the agenda than just raising funds for the Hurricane Ian relief fund.

The 20-man $3.5 million Hero Challenge comes first.The form of Woods, who is currently ranked 1,277 in the world, would have prompted the usual level of fascination, but when he announced his decision to withdraw, he stated that he has “developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot which is making it difficult to walk.

However, this week’s competition in the Bahamas features Masters champion .

Scottie Scheffler, Thomas, and US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick of England.
Cameron Smith, Open champion and LIV recruit, is the only major champion who is not present.
The Queenslander, who is 29 years old, demonstrated his qualities once more last weekend when he won the Australian PGA in Brisbane with a brilliant victory, which was his fifth victory of the year.He is, without a doubt, the best talent in the world.

World number three Smith will also be unable to defend the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii at the beginning of next year or the PGA Tour’s flagship Players Championship at Sawgrass in March due to the indefinite suspensions of LIV rebels on the PGA Tour.

A remarkable legacy has already been left by Woods;promoting golf, increasing prize money, securing sponsorships, and television deals.Only he provides significance to this otherwise meaningless period in the calendar.
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