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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy launch ‘TGL’, a ‘tech-infused golf league’ in partnership with PGA Tour | Golf News


Woods says the new Monday Night 18-hole league, using a virtual course and a tech-infused short-game complex, will “engage a new generation of fans”; TGL to start in 2024 with six three-player PGA Tour teams

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Rory McIlroy wants players to be informed of the decision they are making before joining the LIV Golf Tour. The Northern Irishman also spoke enthusiastically about his work alongside Tiger Woods to benefit the PGA Tour.

Rory McIlroy wants players to be informed of the decision they are making before joining the LIV Golf Tour. The Northern Irishman also spoke enthusiastically about his work alongside Tiger Woods to benefit the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have joined forces to launch a new “Tech-Fused Golf League”, a team-based event featuring PGA Tour players designed to engage with new TV audiences.

The league, run in partnership with the PGA Tour, will launch in 2024 and will feature six three-player PGA Tour teams competing over 18 holes on a “data-rich virtual course with a short-game complex infused with technology”.

Woods and McIlroy have already committed to participate and each team will play five games over a 15-week regular season, taking place on various Monday nights throughout the year, followed by semi-final games and a final.

Rory McIlroy and Jay Monahan both spoke to the media about the new league ahead of the Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy and Jay Monahan both spoke to the media about the new league ahead of the Tour Championship

TGL’s announcement comes a day after Woods and McIlroy, two of the game’s biggest stars, announced the launch of TMRW Sports as a company that will aim to use technology as a way to cultivate a younger golfing audience. .

“We all know what it’s like to be in a football stadium or a basketball arena where you can watch every game, every minute of action unfold right in front of you,” Woods said in a statement. Press.

“It’s something that inherently isn’t possible in traditional golf and an aspect of TGL that will set it apart and attract a new generation of fans.”

Organizers promise a high-energy, greenside fan experience for the short version of golf in a coliseum environment, with every shot to be shown live and 18 holes to be shown in a two-hour window on live TV at the prime time – although no broadcast details have yet to be confirmed.

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“I think it’s a great opportunity for the PGA Tour players to show another side of themselves on Monday night,” McIlroy said ahead of the season-ending Tour Championship. “I think it’s great for everyone involved, the fans, the TV, the players, the Tour in general.

“I think it’s great for brand exposure to try to engage a different audience. We’ve all heard about the age of the golf audience, trying to get younger eyes. I think just that it’s going to be a really cool concept. Tiger and I are incredibly excited.

Rory McIlroy and Jay Monahan both spoke to the media about the new league ahead of the Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy and Jay Monahan both spoke to the media about the new league ahead of the Tour Championship

“We shared that vision with the players’ hall last week in Wilmington. [meeting with PGA Tour players]. Some of these players were already involved. It’s just another part of what the PGA Tour is trying to do to move the Tour forward, and there was so much excitement in the room with that.”

On the possibility of seeing Woods in action more frequently in this league, McIlroy added: “Who knows where we will see Tiger Woods playing golf next. [on the PGA Tour], right? We don’t know what his schedule will be. We don’t know how his body is going to be.

“To be able to see him still show his talents in prime time, on TV without really any wear and tear on his body, I think I can see Tiger hit golf shots and still give people a glimpse of his genius, I think it’s a very good use of his time.”




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