Tiger Woods, who used to “own” junior golf tours throughout his childhood, now owns a junior golf tour as he continues to expand his footprint in the game of golf.
On top of course designing, hosting tournaments and leading his foundation, Woods now has a stake in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT). Woods, Justin Timberlake and the Tavistock Group own a company called Nexus Luxury Collection that bought a stake in the HJGT.
“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 added: “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.”
Since its inception in 2017, the HJGT has hosted 916 tournaments that have had 30,000 participants, according to the company. More than 3,500 of those participants have gone on to play college golf.
The HJGT is set to host 250 events in 32 states across the country in 2017.