Golfing superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hope to create a 'golfing evolution' next year when their brand new indoor golf league kicks off. The TGL league will take place inside a custom-built stadium and will see six teams of three players battle it out on a large screened golf simulator, as well as on a state-of-the-art short game complex.
Apart from the Ryder Cup and President's Cup, team golf had been a rarity in men's professional golf until the LIV Golf League launched last year. LIV sees 48 players split into 12 teams as they compete for an individual title as well as a team one.
Now it seems, LIV has competition in the team format stakes.
The new TGL League will include a 15-match season with playoffs and a championship match. TGL recently announced the first team to join its ranks will be the the Los Angeles Golf Club (LAGC). The franchise will be owned by tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams along with Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.
Ohanian has high hopes for the new league believing it'll bring something to the table never before seen in golf:
TGL also hopes to make the game more inclusive, as well as introducing it to brand new audiences. Ohanian echoed this mission in a statement: "The notion of what we want to build here is proof that this is a sport for everyone...a lot of folks didn't think golf was for them. We want to prove that it is.'
The TGL golf league will begin in January 2024 and has already signed several stars from the PGA Tour including John Rahm, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa amongst others.