The most recent member of the PGA Tour to appear in TGL’s first season is Californian Rickie Fowler. Fellow USA teammates Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have revealed the new tech-enhanced golf league in cooperation with the PGA TOUR last year with the launch of their new sports organisation, TMRW Sports. The contests will take place at a location in Palm Beach, Florida, and will be aired on Monday nights.
“The more I find out about TGL, the more eager I am to participate”, stated Fowler in a statement. “Innovative tactics like these will widen the appeal of golf and not just provide traditional fans an opportunity to see the sports’ best stars compete in primetime, but a modern presentation that broadens golf’s popularity – especially with younger viewers,” added Fowler.
The TGL, TMRW Sports’ golf league, will include the following:
– Teams: In 18-hole head-to-head match play, six teams of three PGA TOUR players will compete;
– Tech-Infused Venue: A first-of-its-kind golfing experience made possible by a data-rich virtual course coupled with a tech-infused, short-game complex
– Tech-Enabled Fan Experience: An exhilarating, greenside fan experience with every shot live throughout a 2-hour, primetime televised match
– Season: 15 regular season night matches every Monday, followed by semifinals and finals series of matches
Fowler will compete alongside Woods, McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Max Homa for the first time. Fowler is now ranked 59th in the Official World Golf Ranking, after dropping to 185th position in 2022
Six three-player teams will compete against one another in match play on a virtual golf course featuring a short-game challenge when the league debuts in January 2024