Golf Channel’s Legendary Tiger Tracker is Victim of Station’s Layoffs
Tiger Woods returned to action this week at the Zozo championship and is set to tee it up in the final round today.
Typically, wherever Tiger goes, so does Golf Channel’s beloved Tiger Tracker account, and all of its 438K followers.
However, not this time.
According to long time golf writer Geoff Schackelford, the person, or people behind the Tiger Tracker account have been laid off.
“But with the channel laying off most staff and sending a small number to Connecticut to put a bare bones channel on the air until an inevitable move of PGA Tour coverage to Peacock, layoffs have apparently eliminated those behind the beloved Twitter follow,” writes Schackelford.
The account has not posted since September 23, when Woods announced he would be playing in the Zozo.
On Wednesday, October 21, the Golf Channel Twitter account posted “Hey GCTigerTracker, where you at?”
The tweet was quickly deleted.
The Tiger Tracker account was the second most followed Golf Channel account, behind the main one.
While the news is sad, it is not completely surprising.
Woods really has not played that much this season, or over the last few seasons, and it is unclear how much he will play going forward.
Entering the Zozo, Tiger had only played 18 rounds of golf on the season.