Tiger Wood and Rory McIlroy Launch Venture
PGA Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy are attempting to create groundbreaking and unseen before venture, reported Mark Schlabach for ESPN. The venture they’re launching is a tech-infused golf league in partnership with the PGA Tour. The league design is to have six three-man teams in 15 regular season matches and then ultimately playoffs. The new league, TGL, will be an 18-hole match; however, it won’t be physical. These teams will battle virtually and they will face off every Monday Night. While the matches will be virtual, they are made to be as realistic as possible through a simulator that will attempt to make an authentic style of chipping and putting, per sources.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy just announced the launch of a new golf league — The TGL.
In partnership with the PGA Tour, the TGL will have:
▪️ Six teams of three
▪️ 15 Monday night matches
▪️ First-of-its-kind, tech-infused venues
The TGL tees off January 2024 ⛳️ pic.twitter.com/0K3LFou5ss
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The season will begin in January and end sometime in April. Throughout the 15-week schedule, each of the six teams will be scheduled to compete for five-time amongst each other. Unlike many leagues, the owners of the league plan to actually partake in the sport. Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods both plan to play in the tournament at the age of 46.
“Who knows where we’re going to see Tiger Woods play golf next, right?” Mcllroy said. “We don’t know what his schedule is going to be. We don’t know how his body is going to be. But to be able to see him still showcase his skills in prime time, on TV without really any wear and tear on his body, I think to be able to see Tiger hit golf shots and still sort of providing people with a glimpse of his genius — I think it is a really good use of his time.”
Tiger Woods Believes in the Future of the League
Woods believes the league has the potential to change the scope of the game of golf as many know it today. In fact, he believes it will be the “next evolution within professional golf.”
“Embracing technology to create this unique environment gives us the ability to move our sport into primetime on a consistent basis alongside so many of sports’ biggest events,” Woods said in the statement. “As a big sports fan myself, I’m excited about blending golf with technology and team elements common in other sports.”
“We all know what it’s like to be in a football stadium or a basketball arena where you can watch every play, every minute of the action unfold right in front of you. It’s something that inherently isn’t possible in traditional golf — and an aspect of TGL that will set it apart and appeal to a new generation of fans.”