Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy's TMRW Sports has announced TGL, a brand-new tech-infused golf league with the PGA Tour.
TGL will showcase team matches that fuse advanced tech and live action in a custom-built venue on Monday nights, complementing the current PGA Tour schedule which was dramatically enhanced earlier today by commissioner Jay Monahan.
Woods and McIlroy are the first two players to commit to the league's inaugural season which will begin in January 2024. The announcement was made today by the pair and TMRW Sports co-founder Mike McCarley.
TGL will feature six teams of three PGA Tour players. The tech-infused venue will be the first of its kind that will enable a data-rich, virtual course complete with a short-game complex.
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
Fans will also experience a high-energy, greenside experience with every shot live within a two-hour primetime televised match. There will be 15 regular-season Monday night matches followed by semi-finals and finals.
"TGL is the next evolution within professional golf, and I am committed to helping lead it into the future. Embracing technology to create this unique environment gives us the ability to move our sport into primetime on a consistent basis alongside so many of sports' biggest events," Woods said.
"As a big sports fan myself, I'm excited about blending golf with technology and team elements common in other sports. We all know what it's like to be in a football stadium or a basketball arena where you can watch every play, every minute of action unfold right in front of you.
"It's something that inherently isn't possible in traditional golf — and an aspect of TGL that will set it apart and appeal to a new generation of fans."
Here are the renderings for how the stadium will look for TGL, the new Monday Night golf league set to kick off in Jan. 2024. The fans are loving it! pic.twitter.com/tr9b5zRsaT— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) August 24, 2022
"I have the utmost respect for the game of golf, and the TGL, while rooted in the traditions of the game, is taking a bold step into the increasingly tech-fueled future of sports," McIlroy said.
"TGL will tap into the appeal of team golf within an exciting, fan-friendly environment, comparable to sitting courtside at an NBA game. TGL will widen the appeal of golf to younger and more diverse fans and serve as another avenue to introduce people to the game I love."
This announcement has come shortly after the date the new PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods game was released on Monday, as well as Woods and McIlroy announcing the launch of TMRW Sport this week too.