Tiger Woods Has Signaled That He Still Has a Calling In Golf

As golf players were making headlines this summer, the game’s number one icon could only sit by and watch, but Tiger Woods is now back as an unofficial liaison for the PGA Tour. Woods’ preparation for the British Open happened during LIV’s London launch on June ninth, and he could not shine in any way on the field. So, what was going on with the legend before that time? He had extensive medical problems and physical limitations and became 46 years old. Still, he had accumulated a substantial net worth.

Tiger Woods and Colleagues Discussed Big Players Leaving the PGA Tour

Tiger Woods

With many golfers moving to the LIV league and leaving the PGA, Woods flew to Delaware to become the second FedEx Cup playoff to get involved in discussions with his other tour pros about the defections to the rival league. The meeting was well-attended and highly productive, and commissioner Jay Monahan announced changes to the 2024 schedule the next week. While everybody knew about the influx of prize money and boost to the Player Impact Program, the emergence of Tiger Woods as a proactive ambassador certainly was not common knowledge. While the Delaware trip went overlooked, the focus was on the mission itself, and that was covered adequately.

Woods Has Embraced a Good-Will Ambassador Role for the PGA Tour

Tiger Woods spotted in Delaware

Years ago, Tiger Woods wouldn’t have been involved in any legislative issues, policy boards, or any of this kind of politics. Back then, he was a superstar with tunnel vision. But, now, Woods felt the hand of competitive mortality resting on his shoulder and decided to act. After he worked hard to sharpen his game for the British Open and failed to pull it off, he acknowledged that his career was just about over. So, with the LIV invasion, the PGA Tour needed him once again. Woods sprung back into action, using his presence and effect on the young players to give his own contribution in Delaware, and this will probably not be a one-time deal.

Tiger Woods Still Looks Like the Most Important Person in Golf

Tiger Woods

It seems that Tiger Woods is still the most important person in golf, and some even say that if he was to decide to become the next commissioner, it would take him around 20 minutes to get it done. But, apparently, that is not what Woods is aiming at currently. The golf legend is of greater value to the PGA Tour in his unofficial capacity as ambassador, communicating with the players. Being the liaison they so desperately need and handling things that only he and perhaps a few other people on the planet could handle while imparting an overall positive impact is way more important now.

College Basketball Is Back – NCAA Men’s And Women’s Seasons Get Their Start Dates

Young college athletes can finally look forward to the beginning of the basketball season. In a recent announcement, the NCAA Division I council gave the men’s and women’s seasons an official start date, November 25. There are still many rules in place, but ultimately, college basketball is going to get played this year after all.

After Thanksgiving

The plan from the NCAA Division I council is to have the basketball season for men and women resume as soon after Thanksgiving as possible. In fact, it starts the day after.

There were fears that college basketball wouldn’t be on the agenda this season with health concerns for student-athletes being the main issue. The idea of the November 25 start date comes with the knowledge that over 75% of Division I schools will have sent their students home following the fall semester.

Using The Time Wisely

Many of the general student population in Division I colleges are going to be at home for over a month through December and early January. That leaves a six-week window for the college basketball season to play as many games as possible.

Rule Changes

There are some changes to the rules for this unusual season, with the maximum number of games a team can play being reduced. Men’s teams will be allowed to play a maximum of 25 games, while women’s basketball teams have a max of 23, plus one multiple-team event, to qualify for the championships.

The minimum number of games any Division I team needs to qualify for the championships drops to 13 games, a reduction of 50%. There will also be no preseason scrimmage games allowed, with teams playing their first full games on day one.

It’s going to look a little different, but the 2020 NCAA basketball season will happen. The NCAA even has plans to host its championship tournament in March and April with 68 teams fighting for national glory.