Tiger Woods angers Scottish locals as thousands sign petition to stop redevelopment plans

Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake have teamed up to build a sports-themed bar named T-Squared Social.

Tiger Woods’ plans to build a sports-themed bar just minutes from the world-famous St Andrews Old Course have hit a roadblock with a petition opposing the development reaching 10,000 signatures. Woods has a close affinity to St Andrews having won The Open in Fifa back in 2000 and 2005.

And the American sports icon announced plans to open a new sports bar near the Old Course last month. The 47-year-old said: “I have been fortunate enough to enjoy many special moments here at St Andrews.

“Our goal was to introduce our T-Squared Social concept to St Andrews in order to improve the local community and create a friendly environment for both residents and visitors.”

The sports bar is scheduled to open in the town’s New Picture House in 2024. It will have multiple televisions scattered throughout, bowling, darts, and state-of-the-art golf simulators. Woods expressed his hope that the sports bar would contribute to the local community.

The idea of Woods starting his new business in their town, though, has not pleased everyone. Not long after the announcement, Ash Johann Curry-Machado, a student at St Andrews University, started a petition asking for the “preservation of the New Picture House.”

The proposed transformation is deemed “deeply alarming” in the petition, which describes the cinema as the “heart and soul of St Andrews.” Furthermore, the petition has amassed more than 10,000 signatures, indicating its popularity within the neighborhood.

It was verified that an email attempting to have the proposals revoked had been sent to local member of parliament Wendy Chamberlain. Neil Dobson, a member of the St Andrews Community Council, also criticized Woods for failing to consider the needs of the community.

He told The Courier, “To be honest, I think this is very disrespectful and a little cheeky.” “This is not the way to repay the people of this town for all that they have done for Tiger Woods.

“That building is iconic, and St Andrews is a special place. A bar with an American theme is totally inappropriate. Nothing will remain for kids to do in the town; it will be completely occupied by American golfers.”

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