Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake purchase ownership of junior golf tour
Tiger Woods may be on the sidelines of his professional golf career right now, but he’s making moves elsewhere in the sport — and he’s doing it in part with entertaining legend Justin Timberlake.
Woods and Timberlake, along with property developer Tavistock Group, own a company called Nexus Luxury Collection, and that entity has purchased partial ownership of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.
HJGT claims to be the largest “grass roots” junior golf tour, running more than 900 tournament with more than 30,000 participants since its inception in 2007.
“The success of junior golf is an important element in growing the game,” Woods said in a statement. “Helping boys and girls compete, and be involved in golf, will benefit the kids and help strengthen our sport.”
Timberlake said, “I have always been a committed supporter of junior golf, and through the Hurricane Tour we can continue to help grow the game amongst the junior ranks.”
The HJGT helps players earn experience that could land them on college golf teams, as well valuable experience that could get them starts on the American Junior Golf Association schedule.
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