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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 08: Mike Trout #27 of the United States prepares for a Spring Training exhibition game against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on March 08, 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Mike Trout currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels, however, he’s a New Jersey native at heart. This is why he’s teaming up with golf legend Tiger Woods, to bring a new state-of-the-art golf course to his old stomping ground in South Jersey.

Born and raised in Cumberland County the 31-year-old baseball player was picked in the first round of the 2011 draft and has since made a name for himself, by being unanimously awarded the 2012 AL rookie of the year. Among other awards he’s earned in his career playing for the Angels.

The course which will be named “Trout National – The Reserve” is being built in Vineland New Jersey, the same town Trout was born in. It’s also close to where Trout still lives today in Millville.

On top of the soon-to-be championship golf course, the three-time AL MVP is partnering with another champion, Tiger Woods, whose golf course architecture firm, TGR Design.

Will be overseeing the construction process, as for how this partnership came to be. Well Trout said in a press release for Trout National the story is as simple as he called TGR Design, they loved the idea and now he can work with one of his favorite golf icons.

The 18-hole championship course golf course is being built just about 45 minutes south of Philadelphia. And the ground is expected to be broken by 2025.

In addition to Trout National, a practice range, short-game area, clubhouse, restaurant, lodging, and a wedding chapel may be included. It’s awesome to see Trout giving back and bringing attention to not only the sports he loved but to the community that raised him.

Ohtani Stars as Japan Tops USA in World Baseball Classic Final

It was a night that baseball can champion for its true international flare, with the starring roles going to pair of LA Angels: Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

Long considered two of the best players in baseball, neither has been able to get the Angels over the hump toward a postseason berth, but on Tuesday they were front and center in the dream match-up between the United States and Japan at the World Baseball classic.

And it didn’t disappoint.

In the ninth inning with Japan leading the United States 3-2, baseball fans got a chance to glimpse at something they have never seen before: Ohtani facing Trout with the game on the line. The Angel teammates, who admitted to never facing each other in Spring Training before this meeting, finally faced off with Ohtani getting the better end of the deal when he struck out Trout on a slider away to seal the deal for Japan.

Now the question is can both players finally get the Angels to taste similar glory in October?

Let’s look at the highlights below!