Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas join Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy with TGL in 2024

Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas have become the first players to sign on the dotted line with TGL, the new Monday night golf league which begins in 2024.

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Tue, 29 Nov 2022
Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas join Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy with TGL in 2024

Major champions Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas have become the first players to sign up for TGL, the new Monday night golf league created by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

After revealing his withdrawal from the Hero World Challenge on Monday, Woods posted a welcome tweet to Rahm and Thomas who will compete as part of six teams of three PGA Tour players.

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.

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.