The TGL: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s New Golf League Explained

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy‘s new golf league, TGL, has been postponed until 2025 due to the collapse of the purpose-built tournament venue following storms in Florida. The damage is too severe to be repaired in time for the initial 2024 start date.

McIlroy expressed “mixed feelings of disappointment and excitement,” noting that the postponement allows the organizers to regroup, refocus, and return stronger. The league was announced by Woods and McIlroy in August 2022, aiming to offer a unique viewing experience for golf fans and attract recreational players.

With the partnership of the PGA Tour, TGL invited several high-profile stars to take part in the event.

What is TGL?

TGL is a tech-infused golf league featuring 18 of the world’s best golfers in a custom-built arena in Florida, using golf simulators to provide a unique viewing experience. Notably, the project has received funding from celebrity investors including Lewis Hamilton, Lebron James, Justin Beiber, Shaquille O’Neal, and Justin Timberlake.

What is the format?

TGL consists of six teams, with each match featuring three players competing in a 15-hole format. The first nine holes are “triples,” an alternate shot format, followed by six “singles” holes with a one-on-one rotation. Each hole is worth a point, and the season will consist of 15 regular season matches, leading to semi-finals and finals.

Who is involved?

Aside from Woods and McIlroy, the league will feature other prominent golfers such as Collin Morikawa, Rickie Fowler, and Matt Fitzpatrick, among others.

What are the teams?

Six teams have been sold to private owners, including Los Angeles Golf Club, Atlanta Drive GC, Boston Common Golf, New York Team, and San Francisco Team. The final team is yet to be confirmed.

When does it start?

The first match was scheduled for 9 January 2024 but has been pushed back to 2025. American viewers can tune in on ESPN, while UK streaming rights are yet to be confirmed.


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