Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have announced the launch of TGL, a team-based golf league that incorporates technology into the game.
Why it matters
The introduction of TGL brings modern technology to the traditional game of golf, offering a new and innovative format that combines virtual simulation with real shots. The league's partnership with ESPN will provide extensive coverage, potentially attracting a wider audience to the sport.
What the papers say
AP News provides details on the structure of TGL, including the team format and scoring system. The Independent highlights the eligibility criteria for the Masters tournament and the impact on LIV Golf players.
How we got here
TGL was announced 14 months ago and is set to launch at the newly constructed SoFi Center in Florida. The league aims to revolutionize golf by integrating technology into the gameplay.
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Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men's major championships and also holds numerous golf records.
Rory McIlroy MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, having spent over 100 weeks in that position during his career.
ESPN is an American multinational basic cable sports channel owned by ESPN Inc., owned jointly by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications. The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen along with his son Scott Rasmussen and Ed Egan.
TGL is a planned golf league created by TMRW Sports, a venture formed by sports executive Mike McCarley and professional golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, in partnership with the PGA Tour.