2 Months after Multi-Million Dollar Decision, Alexis Ohanian Reveals How Tiger Woods’ Private Act Triggered Him to Bring Wife Serena Williams into the Sea of Change

Published 08/01/2023, 12:02 AM EDT

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The Los Angeles Golf Club, a prestigious and historic golf course, recently welcomed an extraordinary trio of new members: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, his wife and tennis legend Serena Williams, and her equally accomplished sister, Venus Williams. The addition of these high-profile members highlights the club’s commitment to diversifying its membership while celebrating the passion for golf shared by these renowned athletes and entrepreneurs.

Alexis Ohanian already has a background in sports investment because of Angel City FC, the women’s football team. And since his daughter Olympia takes golf lessons, it only brought him closer to the sport for the first time. But what actually made him decide that TGL was the way to go was a phone call from a long-time friend, and golf legend, Tiger Woods.

Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian got convinced to invest in TGL due to Tiger Woods


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Just last month the team franchises for the Los Angeles Golf Club have been awarded and it went to this dynamic trio of the Williams sisters and Alexis. Alexis mentioned that before his daughter started taking golf lessons, he was completely ignorant about this sport and had no clue about it.

However, after he got a call from his long-time friend and legendary golf player, Tiger Woods about a pitch related to TGL. It was this phone that made him switch his mind to use his tech mindset to shrink down golf into smaller clips so people can watch it easily and this will also make these clips more shareable and bring more audience to the sport.


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In an interview with Financial Times, he shared his approach to the same. He said, “For the first time ever, you’re going to get to see these crucial moments. These moments will feel spectacular for a casual fan just scrolling through their feed thinking ‘Wow this is a lot more fun than I thought golf was’.”

Like always, Alexis’ approach to this sport seems quite innovative and if you are a golf fan, we are sure you must be excited to find out how this would change people’s perspective towards the same. Not just that, Alexis also shared future plans that he has when it comes to TGL.


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Alexis’ future plans with TGL seem unique and exciting

When it comes to business, Alexis Ohanian is quite the expert. And now he has extended his roots into sports investment as well. His plans with TGL include different elements and a format. He wants to build an audience for the sport like there is for other sports.


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He mentioned in the interview that he wants to follow into something that resonates with the idea of the Netflix series Drive to Survive which is based on the profile of F1 in the United States. Further, he also wishes to build communities with sports fanbases in golf too.

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Ishmeet Kaur


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Ishmeet Kaur is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Although she completed her Masters in Business Administration, her passion for writing motivated her to hone her skills as a Content Writer. After sharpening her skills in writing and managing content, Ishmeet finally stepped into her dream field: sports journalism.
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Bhavani Singh