Tiger Woods hails arrival of LATEST addition to TGL: "See you on primetime"

Tiger Woods has welcomed the latest player to join TGL, the tech-fused golf league he started with Rory McIlroy in conjunction with TMRW Sports.

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Tue, 31 Jan 2023
Tiger Woods hails arrival of LATEST addition to TGL: "See you on primetime"

Tiger Woods has announced reigning U.S. Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick as the latest star to join the tech-fused golf league he formed with Rory McIlroy. 

Woods, 47, confirmed the announcement Fitzpatrick was joining TGL on Tuesday. "See you on Monday nights in primetime next year," the 15-time major champ told the Englishman.

Fitzpatrick, 28, has joined a roster that includes Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas

In a show of commitment to the PGA Tour amid interest from LIV Golf, Adam Scott has also joined TGL in January. 

Announcing his decision to join Woods and McIlroy, Scott said: "Certainly when Tiger goes in on something, it's going to have an impact no matter what."

He added: 

"We never saw much 'side-taking' from Tiger during his career. That's fair enough, he was a competitor and he was interested in what he was doing. Now, he's showing his feelings on things. Creating something like TGL with Rory is just another example of how he is having an impact on the game." 

Fitzpatrick won the 2013 U.S. Amateur and now has eight international wins, including his stunning victory at The Country Club at Brookline last summer. 

He is now ranked fifth in the world. 

What is TGL? 

TGL was first announced last August, shortly after LIV Golf played their inaugural tournament. 

It will be a golf league that will feature six teams of three PGA Tour players in a custom-built "tech-infused" venue. 

GolfMagic have previously written a full explainer here of TGL

TGL was formed after Woods and McIlroy announced their company TMRW Sports

What is TMRW Sports? 

Woods and McIlroy announced last August they had teamed up with media executive Mike McCarley. 

McCarley was previously the president of golf for NBC Sports Group. 

The company focuses on building;

"Technology-focused ventures that feature progressive approaches to sports, media and entertainment"

The company already has a number of high-profile investors. 

So far, as many as 26 active and retired athletes are backing TMRW that include Steph Curry, Lewis Hamilton, Josh Allen, Serena Williams and Andy Murray. 

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