‘More Fake Golf’: Collin Morikawa’s Latest Move to Join Tiger Woods’ Strategic Venture Leaves Golf World Angered

Published 01/23/2023, 2:29 PM EST
Jun 17, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Collin Morikawa looks on during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy came together to introduce a brand new tech-fused golf league. And golf stars from all over the world are joining in to play in the tournament. According to reports, former Masters champion Adam Scott became one of the latest players to be part of the league. Meanwhile, PGA Tour star Collin Morikawa has also joined in the league recently. And fans from all over the world are giving mixed reactions to the news!

Fans react to recent news about Collin Morikawa

The technology-focused golf league, TGL is all set to open its doors for golfers in January 2024. And not just fans, but golf professionals are also equally excited to experience what Tiger Woods’ new league holds for them. The association has already announced the names of a few players who have signed with the TGL. These players include Jon Rahm, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and the latest addition, Adam Scott.

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LA JOLLA, CA – JANUARY 24: Collin Morikawa and Tiger Woods joke as they walk up the 4th hole on the South Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course on January 24, 2020. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, there is a new name emerging to have signed with TGL recently. According to a tweet by golf reporter and analyst Dan Rapaport, Collin Morikawa has already signed up for joining the circuit. And golf fans are giving all kinds of reactions to it.

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Numerous golf fans from all over the world have stood by the PGA Tour despite their favorite players moving to LIV Golf. However, looking at the shared schedule of the game, fans can’t help but compare the TGL league with the Saudi-backed tour. In fact, some even called the TGL league an exhibition!

Here are some of the reactions.

Some stated that the tour has been making several changes in its format due to LIV Golf’s existence. And that was affecting the overall image of the tour. Although some highlighted a few good changes as well including better purses and schedules, they were still not in support of the TGL league. Moreover, some even called it “fake golf”.

However, some thought it was going to be very exciting to watch. And among the great criticism, some showed extreme interest in watching the league!

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It is interesting how the news of Collin Morikawa joining the exciting league triggered all kinds of reactions from fans. It will be interesting to watch how the new tech-infused golf league will be different from the actual PGA Tour. And despite all the reactions of fans, players are looking forward to trying out the new format. What are your views about the TGL league? Let us know in the comments section.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.

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