Rickie Fowler joins Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Golf League
TGL, the golf simulation venture from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, added one of its biggest names back on Wednesday when Ricky Fowler joined the league. The former Players champion will join Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Max Home, Billy Horschel, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffle and Justin Rose as players to play in the Monday night golf league starting in 2024.
“The more I learn about TGL, the more excited I am to be a part of it,” Fowler said in a statement. “I love the idea of inviting fans to watch golf in an environment very similar to other prime time professional sports. Innovative approaches like these will increase the appeal of golf, and not just give traditional fans the opportunity to see the sport’s biggest stars compete. in prime time, but a contemporary presentation that expands the circle of golf fans, especially among younger fans.
The premise of the league is pretty simple: six teams of three will compete against each other in an arena made for television. The league will feature some of the biggest names playing screen golf, but it will also feature a wealth of technology and unique fan experiences.
Fowler is the perfect environment to play alongside McIlroy, Woods and other top players. List of investors concept astonishingly, and any company founded by Woods and McIlroy, who both have stakes in TMRW Sports, that organizes these events, will be a hit.
“The fun part is trying to bring golf into the 21st century.” McIlroy said recently. “It’s so rooted in tradition and it’s great and I think people really appreciate that in the game. But [this concept] trying to bring golf to the youth.”
It’s not that the band needed more star power, but Fowler provides it and helps, as McIlroy said, to bring it all to a younger demographic.
What will be interesting is to see how teams and competitions play out. Will Fowler be with his buddy Justin Thomas or team up with McIlroy or Woods? Will all teams play every week, or will they be split up and fight each other on separate weeks?
While we have more answers about what TGL will look like, there are still many questions left. Either way, it will be interesting to see how things unfold.