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Tiger Woods considering quitting PGA Tour to play in lucrative Premier League Golf competition

TIGER WOODS has admitted that he is considering quitting the PGA Tour to play in the lucrative Premier Golf League competition.

Under the proposals outlined in January, the grand-prix style 18-event world tour would feature 48 top players and have a 183million total prize-fund.

Tiger Woods is seeking a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour win this week

The British-based World Golf Group revealed it hoped to launch in 2022 with 54-hole tournaments rather than the traditional 72.

However, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has told players they would have to choose between the new series or the PGA Tour.

And European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley has followed suit by also issuing a similar warning.

Speaking at a press conference in the run-up to this weeks Genesis Invitational in California, Woods confirmed that he is looking into new proposals.

The former world No1 said: Have I been personally approached?

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“Yes, and my teams been aware of it and have delved into the details of it and trying to figure it all out just like everyone else.

Weve been down this road before with World Golf Championships and other events being started or other tours wanting to evolve.

Theres a lot of information that were still looking at and whether its a reality or not just like everybody else were looking into it.

“Just like all events youre trying to get the top players to play more collectively.

Its one of the reasons why we instituted the World Golf Championships because we were only getting together about five times a year the four majors and the Players [Championship[ and we wanted to showcase the top players on more than just those occasions.

This is a natural evolution, whether things like this are going to happen…but ideas like this are going to happen going forward, whether its now or any other time in the future.

Woods is coming off the back of his famous comeback 2019, in which he won his first major in 11 years after winning the Masters at Augusta.

He is seeking a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour win this week following his triumph at the Zozo Championship in Japan last October.

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Woods, who won his first PGA Tour event in Las Vegas in October 1996, finished on 19 under par at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club just two months after a FIFTH operation on his left knee.

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