Rahm capped off another impressive season in 2022 with a win at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. He also won the acciona Open de Espana for the third time and the Mexico Open at Vidanta.
Thomas, a close friend of Woods, became the USPGA champion for the second time back in May at Southern Hills. He will also be involved in The Match with Woods, McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at Pelican Golf Club on December 10.
TGL is a creation of TMRW Sports, a company co-founded by Woods, McIlroy and CEO Mike McCarley. McCarley served as NBC Sports' golf and global strategy president from 2011 to 2021.
I’m excited to join @TigerWoods, @McIlroyRory, and @JustinThomas34 in @TGL. As soon as I learned about the league, I was in! It will be great being a part of something that combines my interest in tech with the opportunity to introduce golf to a broader global audience. https://t.co/yzzwlusr9M— Jon Rahm Rodriguez (@JonRahmpga) November 28, 2022
The new golf league will run in cooperation with the PGA Tour. Starting in January 2024, a new tech-infused venue will host 15 fixtures across the schedule which will complement the Tour.
This new concept also intends to give fans a high-energy experience, up close and personal with the players and the shots. Each live televised match will last two hours.
"As soon as I learned about the league, I was in! It will be great being a part of something that combines my interest in tech with the opportunity to introduce golf to a broader global audience," Rahm posted on social media.
"I'm proud to join @TGL alongside @TigerWoods, @McIlroyRory and @JonRahmpga. Excited to be a part of this special group bringing golf to a wider audience!" Thomas also said on Twitter.
With Rahm and Thomas confirming their places in this new primetime event, this leaves 14 places left to fill assuming Woods and McIlroy will also be playing themselves.