Details of ideas from last week's meeting between Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and other top PGA Tour pros, emerged earlier in the week. One such idea was for new one day, technology-driven, stadium events, to complement the regular PGA Tour tournaments, spearheaded by Woods and McIlroy.
The idea was well received by players and popular with PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, and earlier this evening, a preview trailer for the new league dropped.
TGL is its name, in partnership with the PGA Tour, and run by Woods' and McIlroy's new company TMRW Sports.
The TGL website also details the format and logistics of the league, which will begin in January 2024.
"TGL, the golf league of TMRW Sports, will feature:
- Teams: Six teams of three PGA TOUR players;
- Tech-Infused Venue: A first-of-its-kind experience for golf enabled by a data-rich, virtual course complete with a tech-infused, short-game complex;
- Tech-Enabled Fan Experience: High-energy, greenside fan experience with every shot live within a 2-hour, primetime televised match;
- Season: 15 regular season Monday night matches followed by semifinals and finals matches, kicking off in January 2024"
Tiger Woods x Rory McIlroy
⚡️ @TigerWoods + @McIlroyRory + @TMRWSports = TGL, a new tech-infused, team golf league in partnership with the @PGATOUR. Kicking off January 2024.
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— TGL (@TGL) August 24, 2022
We reported last week on the other big news which came out of the meeting. An 18 event tour-within-the-Tour was also proposed. These events would have a purse of $20M, no cuts, and feature only the top 60 players.
Another innovative proposal was that of private investment. This would involve the PGA Tour giving up its non-profit status and allowing firms and private investors to buy stakes in the Tour. There were also suggestions of players getting the opportunity to receive stakes in the Tour.
This movement towards private investment appears to be a crucial step in their fight with LIV Golf, increasing their ability to compete financially with the Saudi-backed Tour.
More details and specifics from the meeting should continue to emerge in the coming days/weeks, although Xander Schauffle has said their is a 'code' of silence between the players who took part in the sit-down.