In unison with the PGA Tour, TGL Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy received their first two contracts. World No. 5 John Rahm and World No. 8 Justin Thomas have been announced as future players in the golf league due to begin in January 2024. Four of them have 22 major championship titles and over 120 PGA wins. Tour.
“I’m excited to join Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas in TGL” Ram said on Twitter. “As soon as I found out about the league, I was in it! It would be great to be part of something that combines my interest in technology with the opportunity to introduce golf to a wider global audience.”
While new leagues are commonplace these days, this one is inherently different from the standard weekly golf course. The mission of TGL is to combine cutting-edge technology and live action in purpose-built arenas. Competitors and teams will play matches against each other with full-scale shots tracked by simulators and short shots taking place in the arena right in front of the fans. The league is set to start with six teams of three PGA Tour players, meaning there are only 14 spots left. As with anything related to Woods, one can assume that these holes will be filled quickly.
The regular season consists of 15 matches, followed by the playoffs and the championship. Matches are expected to be played weekly on Monday evenings. With little downtime or walking between shots, the relative dynamism of these matches will be a welcome change.