If you haven’t heard the news yet, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have teamed up to create a virtual golf league, which will complement the current PGA Tour schedule. The league will be a team format with each team consisting of three players. Six teams will play five times over the duration of a 15-week season. Drives and approach shots will be broadcast on a screen, while the short game aspect of the game will take place inside the arena.
Mike McCarley, CEO of TMRW Sports Group, who is heading the venture, hopes this new version of golf will bring a basketball-type personalized atmosphere to the sport.
“For the fans, think sitting courtside at an NBA game,” McCarley said, via Golf.com. “It’s that type of environment, music, player introductions. You’re right on top of the action as a fan. You see everything play out in front of you.”
As an avid sports fan and golf fanatic, I’m excited about this innovative attempt to attract more eyes to the game, and it never hurts to have two of the sports most iconic figures leading the way. On top of that, it looks as if Atlanta will have their own team. It was announced Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner, Arthur Blank, has purchased a team, and like the Falcons and United, their branding will also be red and black.
Blank’s purchase officially makes Atlanta the third team in the league.
“We are thrilled to partner with TMRW Sports and be a founding owner in TGL. I see this as an investment to grow the game, deliver an innovative product to avid fans while exposing golf to new, younger audiences, and another way for us to compete for championships for Atlanta,” Blank said.
According to Tiger Woods, the league is expected to kick off in January of 2024. We’ll keep you updated on more announcements regarding Arthur Blank’s team and the upcoming schedule as it is released.
TGL is the next evolution within professional golf. I'm excited to help lead it into the future. https://t.co/0hIHKX5Ic3
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 24, 2022
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