Two new PGA Tour stars join Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at TGL

Max Homa and Billy Horschel have become the latest players to join Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at TGL, golf's primetime Monday night show which begins in 2024.

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Mon, 6 Feb 2023
Two new PGA Tour stars join Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at TGL

Max Homa and Billy Horschel are the latest stars from the PGA Tour to join TGL, the new tech-infused golf league that is the brainchild of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and TMRW Sports.

On January 28, US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick signed on the dotted line with TGL five days after Collin Morikawa and PGA Tour veteran Adam Scott sealed the deal too.

Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas complete the strong list of nine players who have agreed to join the exciting new venture that ties in with the PGA Tour which is set to begin in 2024. 18 players in total will sign up.

"I believe there is an opportunity to push the envelope for golf fans’ viewing experience. TGL is another example of how we can appeal to younger sports fans and TGL’s progressive approach with its use of technology will further elevate how sports fans engage with golf," said Homa in a press release.

"I love the concept of TGL helping to broaden the appeal of the game we love to a wider spectrum of sports fans. From the first time I heard about it, I knew it was for me."

Homa won his sixth PGA Tour title at the Farmers Insurance Open in January. He has risen to 13th in the world rankings and he made his Presidents Cup debut for Team USA in September.

Horschel won the Memorial last year at Muirfield Village which was the 36-year-old's seventh win on the circuit. Both he and Homa have been vocal supporters of the Tour since the emergence of LIV Golf and TGL is another element that could help the Tour to nail down its best players.

"I have always enjoyed team and match-play formats, dating back to my days playing for the Gators. Being a part of a TGL team and competing in this format on a regular basis next year will hopefully play to my strengths," Horschel said.

"Competing in primetime in front of an audience will be a perfect environment for me as a passionate player who loves to feed off the energy from the fans."

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Back in November, TMRW Sports announced its initial investor group which featured names from across the worlds of sports, technology, media and finance. 

Together with Mike McCarley, Woods and McIlroy formed this company back in August which is focused on building technology-based initiatives that feature progressive ideas in the world of sport.

McCarley was an NBC Sports executive for over two decades and he was part of a team that has helped to broadcast some of golf's biggest occasions. He served as the platform's president of golf and global strategy from 2011 to 2021.