Tiger Woods’ TGL Announces Latest Addition, Who’s ‘Excited’ About Something ‘Different’

Published 01/31/2023, 5:26 AM EST

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The technological advancements in golf have been remarkable of late. From new hi-tech systems to reviewing rules and on-course decisions to advancing the use of VR in the sport, golf has come a long way from where it began. The PGA Tour has hopped on the tech trend as well. Last year, they announced a collaboration with TGL, a golf league created by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s company, TMRW Sports. The TGL recently announced its seventh confirmed player, a PGA Tour pro who is also a US Open victor.

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The TGL is TMRW’s way of infusing technology into a golf league. The virtual league features PGA Tour players, and was first announced in August last year. 

The 2022 US Open champion confirms his inclusion in the TGL

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Recently, Rick Shiels took to Instagram and announced in a live video that the TGL had a new member. On his live video, he announced that the seventh member would be joining him soon. Moments later, Matthew Fitzpatrick jumped on, surprising both the fans and Shiels.

 

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The US Open defending champion is the seventh confirmed PGA Tour player to join the simulated league. He was more than thrilled to be a part of it. “To be able to play some virtual golf, to compete with the best guys out there, it’s going to be something different and exciting,” he stated.

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The golf pro stated that he found the entire concept extremely “interesting.” “I’m excited,” he stated while talking about playing in a team and competing against his other PGA Tour colleagues. He now joins the likes of Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa on the league’s strong roster.

What is the TGL that Tiger Woods created?

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The TGL is a high-tech golf league. It will feature six teams of three players competing over 18 holes. The league has partnered with the PGA Tour, and all 18 of its members will be from the Tour itself. The twist in the league is that it is entirely virtual and will be played on a simulator.

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Its season will stretch across 15 weeks, with events being played on Monday evenings. The TGL will follow a league format, with prizes and rewards for the winning players. The league will launch early in 2024, and many fans are excited about it. On the other hand, many fans have criticized the concept for its similarity to LIV Golf.

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The only way to tell how well the new virtual league will do is to just wait and see. But do you think it will do well? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sheldon Pereira

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