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What are the “odds” of two kids from Crompton acting as trailblazers for women’s sports? Perhaps impossibly low. Yet Serena and Venus Williams have defied all expectations, rising to dominate in tennis, with their father, Richard, standing as a rock behind them. Although it is a story of the past now, we are still wonder-struck by it. The former American tennis pro, John McEnroe, is also not immune to it!

In the July 29 episode of Good Trouble with Nick Kyrgios podcast, the 65-year-old player, McEnroe and the 29-year-old Kyrgios discussed the inspiring stories of the women tennis players. Inevitably, the first names that occupied McEnroe’s mind were the Williams sisters. Emphasizing how women’s tennis offers a blueprint for various athletes to follow, he began by saying,

“You have the most unusual and greatest story in the history of our sport with the Williams sisters, two kids from the equivalent of Harlem, Compton, California. That father never played, looked at videos, and how to play tennis. You get to that, which would turn out to be Serena Williams and Venus Williams. What are the odds of that?” 

Besides, female participation in sports was seen as something unusual too, with few clubs denying the entry of female players in the U.S.A. However, as the Williams sisters went on to achieve success, they also paved the way for other athletes to follow, opening various closed gates.

Despite never playing tennis himself, Richard took on the role of his daughters’ primary coach for most of their childhood. This decision came after struggling to find the perfect fit from external coaches. And it worked out for the best for Serena and Venus, as they later went on to achieve the World No. 1 ranking in tennis, earning a total of 30 Grand Slams (combined)!

Apart from that, when Venus first played at a Wimbledon match, the disparity of prize money was a common thing, similar to other sports like basketball, baseball, and soccer. However, unlike other sports, change soon followed in tennis, with their powerful voices pointing at the same.

Currently, many Grand Slam tournaments, like the Australian Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon, offer equal prize money to both men and women, intriguing more interest and increasing female players’ participation in the sport. McEnroe, aptly puts it by saying, “So the playing field is more level in tennis, women’s tennis than any other sport. Equal prize money, they have more opportunities, guess what the best athletes are playing. That’s what we need.”

Serena and Venus are certainly the role models who have illuminated the path for many potential future athletes in the world. The job is not done yet and Serena is hopeful about continuing with her work to “change” the mindset of many people.

Serena’s fight for the question of resilience”!

The 42-year-old former tennis player has remained absent from the sport since 2022. However, the queen of tennis still reigns in all our hearts! You’ll either find her appearing in a Met Gala event, setting new fashion trends, launching her own makeup line (Wyn Beauty), or debuting as a host on an award show (ESPYs 2024). Her relevance and dominating presence in the tennis world are, otherwise, something one can never take their eyes away from. But what is the secret to this?

In her own words, “Too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.”

Serena Williams and her sister have pushed the boundaries of athleticism and skills to an unimaginable level. What they have left in tennis is a legacy that will remain forever!

True love is selfless. And golf’s most loved father-son duo would agree. Despite having another missed-cut nightmare come true at Royal Troon, Tiger Woods’s determination to be present for his son goes undeterred. In a true act of selflessness, Father Woods has declared his plans to take a flight to the Detroit area. But why?

Well, the reason is Charlie Woods. The young prodigy is set to tee it up at the U.S. Junior Amateur at Oakland Hills from July 22 to July 27. This would be his USGA debut and a big milestone in his career. After all, a win at Oakland Hills will help Junior Woods come closer to achieving the glory his father has achieved.

While the 48-year-old could not fulfill his own dreams to add a sixteenth stripe to his Sun Day Red logo this season, he plans not to miss his son’s big day. This event was also the reason why Charlie was not present to coach his father at Royal Troon like he was at the Masters and the US Open.

One thing is certain: The 48-year-old will be there for his son, no matter what. It seems that the loving father plans to support his son and help him practice before the big day. After all, Woods takes his time with his 15-year-old seriously. This is also evident in his reaffirmation of his probable plans to partake in the PNC Championship in the months to come. As of now what is confined is his presence at the Hero World Challenge in December.

It seems the roles have finally reversed. Senior Woods will now get the time to play coach for his son. After all, Charlie has some big shoes to fill. With his father’s help and years of experience, the scary challenge might ease up. But there’s one more person who plays a major role in helping this young prodigy polish his game, and that’s his high school golf coach, Toby Harbeck. So what does he think of the week to come?

Toby Harbeck’s view on the father-son duo

Charlie’s golf coach is probably the best source to expand on the golfing relationship between this father-son duo. After years of watching the two together, Harbeck has a fair opinion on Senior Woods’s role as a father and role model.

Describing this different shade of the 48-year-old with his son, Harbeck said, “Getting to know Tiger a little bit last year like I did. He is very non-pressured with Charlie, if Charlie wants to learn how to do something or play better or whatever. He goes to dad and says, ‘Hey, you know, I want to do this or I want to do that,’ and then Tiger absolutely takes him under his wing, to help him become better. Tiger is not Tiger Woods. Tiger is ‘Dad’ and that’s the way we treat him when he’s out watching, he just wants to be a parent. Elin (Nordegren, Charlie’s mom) and Tiger have been a great support for Charlie.”

Appreciative of the Woods’s parenting style, Harbeck also thinks Charlie has got what it takes to win his USGA debut. In his opinion, “I think he’s got the capability to win it. The goal I’ve always set for my kids at the U.S. Junior and U.S. Amateur, if they can get there, is to get to the match play, so match play will probably (be) the top 64. If he hit the match play, that is a heck of an accomplishment. He’s got the capability to win it. I mean, Charlie can shoot low, he can shoot real low. If he gets it going, he can go low, he’s just got to stay away from making consecutive bogeys or doubles or a bogey and double or a bogey and a triple or something like that. He’ll be fine.”

While he is assured of the 15-year-old’s capabilities, the only problem he feels this youngster has to ward off is compounding mistakes. After all, he has Tiger Woods to look up to, who secured six consecutive USGA titles, with three U.S. Junior Am championships, and three straight wins in the U.S. Amateur as a youth. The tough challenge at the Oakland Hills historic course will put Charlie Woods to a never-seen-before test. Only time will tell how this young cub fares.

One thing is certain: The 48-year-old will be there for his son, no matter what. It seems that the loving father plans to support his son and help him practice before the big day. After all, Woods takes his time with his 15-year-old seriously. This is also evident in his reaffirmation of his probable plans to partake in the PNC Championship in the months to come. As of now what is confined is his presence at the Hero World Challenge in December.

It seems the roles have finally reversed. Senior Woods will now get the time to play coach for his son. After all, Charlie has some big shoes to fill. With his father’s help and years of experience, the scary challenge might ease up. But there’s one more person who plays a major role in helping this young prodigy polish his game, and that’s his high school golf coach, Toby Harbeck. So what does he think of the week to come?

Toby Harbeck’s view on the father-son duo

Charlie’s golf coach is probably the best source to expand on the golfing relationship between this father-son duo. After years of watching the two together, Harbeck has a fair opinion on Senior Woods’s role as a father and role model.

Describing this different shade of the 48-year-old with his son, Harbeck said, “Getting to know Tiger a little bit last year like I did. He is very non-pressured with Charlie, if Charlie wants to learn how to do something or play better or whatever. He goes to dad and says, ‘Hey, you know, I want to do this or I want to do that,’ and then Tiger absolutely takes him under his wing, to help him become better. Tiger is not Tiger Woods. Tiger is ‘Dad’ and that’s the way we treat him when he’s out watching, he just wants to be a parent. Elin (Nordegren, Charlie’s mom) and Tiger have been a great support for Charlie.”

Appreciative of the Woods’s parenting style, Harbeck also thinks Charlie has got what it takes to win his USGA debut. In his opinion, “I think he’s got the capability to win it. The goal I’ve always set for my kids at the U.S. Junior and U.S. Amateur, if they can get there, is to get to the match play, so match play will probably (be) the top 64. If he hit the match play, that is a heck of an accomplishment. He’s got the capability to win it. I mean, Charlie can shoot low, he can shoot real low. If he gets it going, he can go low, he’s just got to stay away from making consecutive bogeys or doubles or a bogey and double or a bogey and a triple or something like that. He’ll be fine.”

While he is assured of the 15-year-old’s capabilities, the only problem he feels this youngster has to ward off is compounding mistakes. After all, he has Tiger Woods to look up to, who secured six consecutive USGA titles, with three U.S. Junior Am championships, and three straight wins in the U.S. Amateur as a youth. The tough challenge at the Oakland Hills historic course will put Charlie Woods to a never-seen-before test. Only time will tell how this young cub fares.

 

The goat is never one step behind when it comes to proving people wrong! After several poor performances and injuries, Tiger Woods tried to make a good comeback in the Open Championship but failed. The tournament started on July 18, and Woods thought that he still had winning potential. And, after the first two rounds at the Royal Troon, the inevitable happened!

The 82-time PGA Tour winner shot 8 over 71 in the first round, and then in the second round, he made 6 over par, totaling his score to 14 over par. The cutline prediction as of now is +5. This means that the golfer has missed the cut for the third consecutive major this season. He failed to make it to the weekend at the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open. But despite fans predicting that Woods would withdraw after round one or two, he did not. He showed resilience, stood his ground, and played as much as he could! While some couldn’t.

In a surprising turn of events, former champions John Daly and Ernie Els withdrew from the Open Championship at Royal Troon before completing their second rounds. In the first round, both golfers shot 11 over 82. The R&A confirmed that injuries have forced both golfers to withdraw. Daly shared a few scary knee visuals too after his WD, while Els is said to be struggling with back issues.

The 48-year-old has been injury-ridden for years now. His legs and back have been the most problematic areas, and things only aggravated when he met with a near-fatal car crash in 2021. People had their inhibitions this year too about Woods’s health, but he has been proving everyone wrong and is showing signs of improvement. Woods fared well on the greens and fought his painful demons. Woods’s resilience to stay in the game definitely proved Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie wrong.

Tiger Woods is set on proving Colin Montgomerie wrong

The eight-time European Tour winner, Colin Montgomerie, recently stirred up controversy by suggesting that Tiger Woods is not the golfer fans used to love anymore. He reflected on Woods’s previous performance at the U.S. Open, where he had missed the cut. In an interview with The Times, Montgomerie said something that made the golf legend step in. “There is a time for all sportsmen to say goodbye, but it’s very difficult to tell Tiger it’s time to go.”.

According to Montgomerie, Woods has lost his love for the sport and doesn’t seem to enjoy it like he used to; however, the GOAT feels otherwise. Not only did Woods give a straightforward reply by saying, “I’ll play as long as I can play, and I feel like I can still win the event,” but he also proved it! Despite having many physical challenges, everyone’s favorite golfer can never turn his back on the sport unless he really needs to.

 

Simone Biles is surely ‘Rising’. The champion athlete had her docuseries, ‘Simone Biles: Rising’ released recently on Netflix. And in just one day, the ratings have skyrocketed. According to the list by fixpatrol, within 24 hours of release, the docuseries is trending as the number 1 show in the Netflix Top 10 TV shows category. Such a development speaks volumes about Biles’ hype around the US. The documentary has dethroned popular TV shows like Homicide and Vikings: Valhalla. Both the shows reigned at the top for 17 and 47 days, respectively.

The docuseries predominantly focuses on Simone Biles’ traumatic experience at the Tokyo Olympics. This can be attributed as one of the biggest factors for the impressive success of the series. Almost the entire US sports fanatics wanted to have a detailed peek into what went through the champion’s mind. And providing the exact information just at the time of the Paris Olympics worked like magic for Katie Walsh & co.

While Biles did speak about her complications on several occasions, the documentary shows an unfiltered and much more closeup perspective as to what actually went through Biles’ mind. The US Gymnastics queen stated that it was well before the Olympics that she could sense something was wrong. And when she could not land her initial trial vault, the alarm bells in her mind went off. After she could not land a two-and-a-half, the shocked expression of Suni Lee mirrored the emotion every gymnastics fan went through. But being the champion she is, Simone Biles knew just what she needed to do.

Simone Biles not a ‘quitter’: Proved

Simone Biles was given the unwanted title of being the ‘Quitter of the Year’. Following the tragedy in Tokyo, Biles mentioned that she felt like quitting for ‘500,000’ times. Her coach, Laurent Landi, too, seemed doubtful as he stated that the ‘twisties’ were something that was not connected to gymnastics. But Biles slowly realized that she did not want to lament over the fact at 40 that she never tried when she had the time. Thus, Simone Biles was back in the gym.

In the documentary, Biles explained how she was scared to leap in the air. She also felt uncomfortable inside the gym, as Biles knew that she was the center of attraction after her Tokyo debacle. However, her fellow gymnasts helped her a lot during that phase. Constantly motivating Biles, they played a huge role in instilling self-belief into the Olympic gold medalist. Biles slowly started to come to her groove and cut to December 2023, when she was at the Worlds. With the whole world watching, Simone Biles did what nobody expected her to do. Biles landed the Biles II- a Yurchenko double pike, to pinpoint precision. Claiming the gold medal, Simone Biles announced her return in style. And while she steps into Paris as the favorite, Simone Biles has surely compelled the world to write her down in history. Forever.

 

Just when you think things can’t get any worse, Ryan Garcia delivers a bolt out of the blue. Safe to say, life should not be giving Garcia any more lemons, as lemonades will be the last thing you can expect from him right now. If you are struggling to keep up with his antics, don’t worry! We are here to cut to the chase. After being expelled by the WBC for his racist and Islamophobic remarks on X, he has trashed his ex-wife Andrea Celina’s home in a drunken stupor. According to allegations made by Celina, he had broken into her home in an attempt to see their children. In the aftermath of the break-in, Celina revealed in the Instagram story that he needed to “focus on getting sober” otherwiseshe would be forced to limit his access to their children. “Ryan needs to focus on getting sober. I do not want anyone who is always under the influence around my children and causing harm and destroying our home physically,” Celina stated in one of her stories. To make matters worse, Garcia had also sent her threatening NSFW messages in her DMs. Now, Garcia’s ex-wife has decided to put her “foot down” and will be involving “lawyers” to make sure his visits to the house are “supervised”.

With his co-parenting duties up in the air due to his troublesome behavior, Ryan Garcia has issued a heartfelt apology to his ex-wife. Furthermore, it got a stamp of approval from Sylvester Stallone’s brother who felt it was a genuine effort from the Victorville native to make amends.

In the apology video, Garcia said, ” I woke up the next morning regretting everything I did, and everything I said about Andrea. And, I came out here just to say ‘I am sorry’. Andrea you are the mother of my children and will always have love and respect for.” With that being said, he took back all the allegations he made against her about “stealing money” and “cheating” on him.

Garcia and Celina publicly announced the news of their divorce in January of this year. “Irreconcilable differences” drifted the couple apart who got hitched up in 2021. The now-separated couple have a daughter and a son, Bela and Henry. “I finally decided to get some help, I’m going to rehab. In the next couple of months you’re gonna see a change,” He further said.

Furthermore, Garcia revealed that he was finding it difficult to cope with setbacks in his personal and professional lives, and was deeply sorry for his erratic and unpredictable behavior. He then expressed his wish to return to normalcy after rehab, where he sees himself boxing again, and leading a stable family life co-parenting his kids.

Feeling the genuineness of his apology, Frank Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’s brother supported him in his initiative to get help for his declining mental health. “It takes a real man to take responsibility for their actions. We are all proud of you,” Stallone wrote on X. Meanwhile, Garcia’s family has also expressed concern about his mental health.

Family Matters!

Garcia’s recent racist and Islamophobic statements didn’t go down well with his parents. In a statement, they assured the wider public that they would encourage their kid to get “necessary help” as he is struggling with “mental health” issues. Moreover, Garcia’s mother has publicly disapproved of his son’s friend circle, insinuating they were “not helping” him during such difficult times.

I know there’s people around him in his circle right now that it’s not within my power to say, okay. you need to leave now! Um, you’re not helping and even though they think they are, they’re not. Because every effort we’ve made has been thwarted because they think they know best and undermine the efforts of his family and his parents. And um, some of the people that are around…. couple of his staff and um are they not letting you around,” Lisa Garcia told to MillCity Boxing.

 

The man, the myth, the legend! The GOAT Tiger Woods is proving yet again why the golf world calls him a legend. With fifteen major wins under his belt, the golfer is ready for the sixteenth! Even after going through so much, he is not ready to say goodbye to it all, and this is what sets him apart from others! A few could argue too, but this might be the common consensus. With the latest sightings, it seems that Woods himself is very eager to rule the greens again, and his health is allowing him to do so!

The golfer was recently seen at the Royal Troon ahead of the Open, showing off his exceptional skills. The video posted by TWLEGION on X shows the golfer swinging the club in his signature style in practice for the last major of the season. You might be wondering what’s so special about Tiger Woods’s practice. Well, in this case, there is something special.

Woods was practicing after an overnight flight to Scotland. This proves the determination the 82x PGA Tour winner has for the sport, even after having won several trophies. The fans of the golfer are as appreciative of him as he is of the sport! One fan commented under the post complimenting Woods’ form and swing, “Swing looks better than I’ve seen in a while.” Fans know how their favorite has struggled with his injuries in the past year. His 2023 went in recovering from an ankle surgery.

The golfer has come forward with positive health updates multiple times in the past couple of months. At the PGA Championship, Woods talked about the soreness and stiffness he felt in his back, “Yeah, my body’s OK. It is what it is,” said the golfer. Ever since the start of the year, people have been worried about his walking, but the golfer has shown resilience and has chosen majors as his poison. He did address the betterment in his health and said “I’m physically getting better as the year has gone on,” and he has, as evidenced by the latest sightings.

Woods has faced multiple injuries in the past few years, but that is just not enough to make the golfer not be there for his fans, and his friends also know this.

Tiger Woods is the epitome of resilience, as per his friend

The golfer’s old friend and a commentator for NBC Sports, Notah Begay III, said that Woods has been facing some major back issues ever since his accident in 2021, and by the looks of it, Woods knew the pain was inevitable. “He’s got zero mobility in that left ankle and really has low-back challenges now, which he knew he was going to have,” said Begay, according to USA Today.

Undoubtedly, it must be tough for the golfer to keep up the good performance after all the injuries, but as per Begay, Woods is trying his best to recover and come back stronger. “He’s trying to formulate a strategy and approach that he can work within given the constraints that he’s presented with. And he’s got some constraints,”  continued Begay.

Every golf fan wants to see their favorite golfer rule the greens for as long as they can, and Tiger Woods is not letting his fans down. Woods is a reminder of how hard the game of golf can be for some players.

Who said competitors can’t be friends? Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles are the perfect example of a persisting friendship despite their cutthroat professional rivalry. The two stellar gymnasts compete for Team USA and are among the five who qualified for the Paris Olympics. The duo have always stood by in solidarity with each other through thick and thin. In various stages of life, Simone Biles’ best friend, Jordan, was seen praising her masthead Biles for her undulating support through professional stand ins or in Biles’ mental health journey. Chiles was even seen cheering for Biles on the grounds of the Olympic trails as the gymnastic queen gears up for her Olympic dream after refraining from the Tokyo season because of her mental health.

Simone Biles is in red hot form this time around, vanquishing all her demons. However, after a mental health break, her performance thrilled the audiences when Biles returned to the mat with a power-packed comeback at the 2023 World Athletics Championship. Gymnastic fans and esteemed platforms like ESPY celebrated and honored her with the ‘best comeback performance of the year.’ and rightly so. To add a cherry on top of this cake, Simone Biles’ best friend’s mother couldn’t help but toast to Biles’ victory.

GOAT Simone Biles’ is a phoenix from the ashes

After two years of mental breaks and mindfulness, the legendary Simone Biles returned with a bang! Her qualification to the Paris Olympics with the highest score of 117.225 in the US Olympic trials has added to her repertoire, based on which ESPY has honored her with ‘Best Comeback of the Year.’ Nellie Biles, the mother of Simone Biles, shared a tweet on X congratulating Biles on the prestigious honor. Mother Biles captioned the post as “ESPY come back Athlete of the year award WAY to go Simone.” Not just Nellie, but someone else clamored for the gymnastic sensation. It was Gina Chiles! Simone Biles’ best friend and teammate Jordan Chiles’ mother. Gina Chiles commented on Nellie’s post, applauding Simone’s comeback, as she penned down in the comment section, “Amazing and deserved!!”

Simone Biles had no choice but to withdraw her name from the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 due to the debilitating twisties. The Olympian claimed to be taking some time off for her mental health, but she also assured that her issues wouldn’t cost her team a medal in prestigious games like the Olympics. Biles’ actions immediately split the public forum into two factions, with some supporting her and others deriding her for being a “quitter.” She made headlines after recovering from her ‘twisties’ trauma and her head held high, she is sure to strike gold. Jordan Chiles, though, doffs her hat .

Mental health has come across as a major issue for sports personalities from time to time. And they have been outspoken about it. One such incident was shared with audiences when Jordan Chiles revealed in an interview with People that she was thinking of ending her gymnastics career. The episode dates back to 2018, when Jordan couldn’t make it to Team USA. Disappointed by the whole event, she was on the verge of questioning her potential. Chiles quotes, “I don’t think this sport really wants me.” Jordan adds that it was the decision to move to Texas and Simone Biles who changed her outlook on the game. Jordan mentions, “I discovered that gymnastics doesn’t always have to be about strictness. I actually realized this when I saw Simone compete. She looks like she’s having fun out there, laughing and giggling.

Jordan revealed that it was the supportive environment of Texas, the coaching guidance, and the camaraderie of Simone that saved her career as she developed a newfound love for gymnastics. Chiles’ and Biles’ bond has been an example of support and friendship that lasts. On events, Chiles never hesitated to celebrate Simone Biles and her comeback, as she declared, “ know this comeback for her is about to be the biggest comeback that’s ever been known, and I’m really excited to see where this year takes her. Paris … this is her time. Paris is definitely going to be something that everybody is just going to be in awe because this girl has dedicated a lot to this.” This quote, ‘When you do good, you get good,‘ likely describes Simone Biles’ actions, and it’s no wonder she’s so famous!

 

Ukrainian lightweight Vasyl Lomachenko was once at the very top of the world and looking indestructible, just like Gervonta Davis feels today. At a certain point during that great moment for ‘Loma’, even people like Joe Rogan were talking about him for his skills. Right now, it doesn’t feel like anybody can defeat Gervonta Davis, which is one of the main reasons promoters want this fight to happen in the first place. If anybody has the skillset to potentially defeat ‘Tank‘, that man is Vasyl Lomachenko. Because if Loma finds his best form again by November, we could be in for one of the best fights of 2024. There is no question about that and everybody who loves boxing would watch it.

During a recent interview with Fights ATW, legendary promoter Bob Arum revealed he has been talking to Lomachenko’s manager, Egis Klimas. It was a meeting at a restaurant in Beverley Hills. That’s exactly where Arum dropped the bomb, one of the fights every boxing fan would want to see. This is what he told Fights ATW during the interview” “We discussed Loma. Loma is coming here (this week), and we will sit down, and he will tell us what he wants. My feeling is, reading Egis, that it’s a Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fight. It’s a Vegas fight, MGM or T-Mobile. We’d decide a date where there are openings.”

So, November 2024 in Las Vegas. That is the potential date but Arum did mention that this was the first time they talked about it. We will likely have a few months worth of negotiations before we get a final date and a venue. As far as where this fight might take place, the two options are the MGM Grand or the T-Mobile Arena. If this is announced over the next few weeks, we can already start speculating and wait for the show these two will put on during the press conferences leading up to the event. We are ready for another great fight to close out the year.

 

Even though Tiger Woods is not winning any golf events, the golfer still makes the headlines. That’s right, Woods has not won an event since the 2019 Masters; however, he is still trending. A lot of things happened in the short period after he missed the cut at the 2024 US Open. Here’s a brief list to update you on what has been going on with the 15x major winner.

5. Nike lost $28 billion in market value

At the turn of the century, in 2000, Woods signed a five-year-long contract with Nike. The net value of the contract was $40 million back then. Their long-standing partnership went strong for 27 years straight. According to the BBC, “the research found that between 2000 and 2010, the company recovered 57% of its $181 million investment in Woods (at the time) in sales of golf balls in the US alone.”

However, earlier this year, Woods severed his ties with Nike. Although no relationship between Woods and their decline in market value has been made public, one might speculate on the possibilities. According to Sherwood, the brand had wiped out $28 billion in market capital at the beginning of this month. The brand has been predicting something like that and was already thinking of job cuts since February, a month after Woods left his partnership.

4. Charlie Woods’ stepping into the USGA

Woods’s son had quickly recovered from a bogey and a double bogey start at Eagle Trace Golf Club. He finished as a medalist in his qualifier after he scored 1-under-71. Along with three other qualified junior amateurs, the 15-year-old Woods earned a spot in the upcoming USGA event, the 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The event will commence on July 24th–27th.

Understanding his own shortcomings at the qualifiers, Charlie Woods confessed, “I didn’t play great my first two holes, but I played really good for the last 16.” The young golfer further added, “I just told myself not to make any more bogeys or doubles, and I took advantage of some nice birdie looks when I had them.”

3. Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake’s success at St. Andrews

Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake have a thriving business together with their T-Squared Social Sports Bar in New York. But as the duo wished to expand the business and focused on St. Andrews, where Woods received two of his Open Championship titles, a problem arose. Many citizens and conscious student communities were against the renovation of their heritage, the New Picture House.

There was a petition signed by 10 thousand people voting against the new plan last year. However, this month, Woods got happy news to celebrate with Timberlake. According to the Scottish Sun, Fife revealed, “The proposal is considered acceptable in terms of design, detailing, and choice of materials; and it would protect and enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area.” Hence, with a green signal on their $2 million plan, Woods and Timberlake will soon change the scene at St. Andrews.

2. Tiger Woods’ PopStroke expansion

Woods’ Popstroke has already announced its plans for expansion to Cedar Park, Texas. However, in July 2024, Golfweek brought to light another addition. That’s right. Woods-backed Popstroke has signed a new lease. This new venue of choice is in northeast Austin.

This new addition to the Parmer Austin corporate campus will come with several of Woods’s mini-golf facilities, just like in other Popstrokes. They reported, “Along with mini golf, the venue will have other entertainment options and culinary amenities, including a made-from-scratch, quick-service dining experience on an outdoor patio, complete with a bar serving craft beers and signature cocktails.”

The construction for the same will commence by the end of this year, as the organization plans to open its business in 2025.

1. Woods and Rory Mcilroy backed TMRW Sports’s value was hiked

The upcoming technologically advanced sports venture, TMRW, connected ties with Dynasty Equity by the end of last month. What came out of this new investor joining the plan was a massive valuation worth $500 million! But that is not all.

The co-founder of Dynasty Equity, K. Don Cornwell, also talked about a possible push toward women’s involvement in their golf plans. He announced, “Our goal has always been to partner with world-class management teams in sports that have a big following.”

According to Bloomberg, Cornwell further said, “TMRW is taking intellectual property and applying it in such a way that’s going to not only get existing fans excited but bring new fans under the tent. And, since accessibility and bringing diversity into sport are among our priorities, it’s a great fit.” The addition of women’s golf will certainly bring about a renewed audience, as Cornwell likes to think.

 

Rebeca Andrade’s recent heartfelt declaration, “I’m so proud to know that I can continue her legacy,” was an echo of the reverberation that once rippled through the Sportpaleis arena in Antwerp, Belgium. Reminiscing about the sentiment of a sport in transition, Andrade’s 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships bore witness not only to Simone Biles’ spectacular return but also to a symbolic gesture that ignited discussions of a metaphorical changing of the guard.

The iconic moment that ignited this narrative came during the 2023 World Championships, the year when Biles solidified her resurgent dominance in the sport. In a spontaneous display of admiration and respect, Biles placed an imaginary crown on Andrade’s head. This gesture, captured in countless photographs, transcended the mere act of sportsmanship. It was a poignant acknowledgment of Andrade’s ascent within the gymnastics hierarchy and a testament to Biles’ magnanimous spirit. Andrade herself, in a candid moment of reflection, revealed the deeper meaning behind this act of sportsmanship.

In a recent interview with Brazilian Marie Claire, Andrade elaborated on the significance of the gesture, saying, “I saw it as something genuine, spontaneous, to recognize the position she has in gymnastics in the world… It was a huge honor to have her competing again, happily. It was incredible energy, one of the best competitions of my entire career.” Yet, to fully grasp the weight of this moment, one must revisit the extraordinary journey that led Simone Biles back to the pinnacle of her sport.

Simone’s 2023 season was nothing short of a phoenix rising from the ashes. It began with a triumphant return at the Core Hydration Classic in August, where she claimed first place in the all-around, floor routine, and balance beam, and third on the uneven bars. Her scores—14.0 on uneven bars, 14.8 on balance beam, 14.9 in floor exercise, and a baffling 15.4 in vault—stunned the audience in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, breaking a 90-year-old record for most U.S. all-around crowns previously held by Alfred Jochim.

The crowd of nearly 12,000 rose in a standing ovation as she walked off the floor, a testament to the enduring respect and admiration she commands—a respect that echoed the anticipation for Simone Biles’ return to the global stage.

This triumph was a precursor to her dominant performance at that year’s World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, where she collected four golds (team, all-around, balance beam, floor exercise) and a silver (vault). These victories, achieved with a tally of 58.399 across all apparatus, elevated her career world and Olympic medal tally to an unprecedented 34—surpassing Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s record of 33 world and Olympic golds. But these victories were merely a prelude to a statement that would reverberate far beyond the scoreboard.

Simon Biles’ words of resilience were a remnant of her meteoric rise from the ashes

I had to prove to myself that I could still get out here, twist, I could prove all the haters wrong, that I’m not a quitter,” Biles stated emphatically, encapsulating the drive that fueled her comeback. Her words resonated not only with the gymnastics community but with anyone who has faced adversity and fought to overcome it. The world might have witnessed her physical prowess, but it was her words that revealed the unyielding spirit that truly set her apart.

In the wake of her awe-inspiring performance, the Associated Press crowned Simone Biles the 2023 Female Athlete of the Year, a fitting tribute to a woman who redefined the boundaries of her sport. Yet, the narrative was not solely about Biles’ individual achievements. Andrade’s silver medals in the all-around and floor exercise, along with her bronze on the balance beam, signaled the emergence of a worthy contender.

“We had Rebeca on every single podium with me, so I feel like we give each other the best push that we can to bring out the best athletes,” Biles acknowledged, emphasizing the mutual respect and competitive spirit that characterized their relationship.

As the gymnastics world looks ahead to the Paris 2024 Olympics, the narrative is poised to evolve further. Will Rebeca Andrade, the reigning Olympic vault champion, truly inherit Simone Biles’ mantle? Can the two athletes continue to elevate each other’s performances, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the sport? These are the questions that will fuel the anticipation for the next chapter in this thrilling saga.