TGL Update: Rory McIlroy Joins Boston Team, While Jon Rahm Withdraws

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Excitement is building as the inaugural season of the TGL "high-tech league" approaches, with major developments in the lineup. Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish golf sensation and co-founder of the league alongside Tiger Woods, has declared his allegiance to Boston Common Golf. However, Jon Rahm, an early supporter of TGL, has regrettably withdrawn from the competition.

McIlroy's four-man squad for Boston Common Golf includes accomplished players Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, and Tyrrell Hatton. This dynamic team is poised to make a significant impact in the league.

Rahm, who initially committed to TGL, conveyed his decision to step back through social media, stating, "I am sad to confirm I will not be participating in the first season. Right now, it would require a level of commitment I can't offer." While his absence is a disappointment, TGL continues to draw attention and anticipation.

Set to commence on January 9, 2024, TGL is under the management of TMRW Sports, the innovative sports technology company established by golf legends Woods and McIlroy in August 2022. The league is designed to bring a fresh and engaging dimension to the sport of golf.



World number two McIlroy, speaking on behalf of Boston Common Golf, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I'm thrilled to be representing Boston and New England's rich sports culture. TGL brings a unique dimension to the game. It's a fantastic opportunity to foster regional pride that you don't often see in the game of golf."

The league's format consists of six teams, each comprising four players. These teams will compete in a league format, with only three of the four players participating in any given event. The competition is set to run for 15 weeks, culminating in thrilling semi-finals and a best-of-three final.

The lineup for TGL boasts a formidable array of talent, with 14 of the current top 20 in the world rankings participating. Currently, the only other players assigned to teams are two-time major champions Justin Thomas, representing Atlanta Drive GC, and Collin Morikawa, representing Los Angeles Golf Club, backed by tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams.

TGL's star-studded roster extends to the ownership and support of each franchise. Basketball sensation Stephen Curry is investing in the San Francisco franchise, while Steve Cohen, owner of the New York Mets baseball team, leads the TGL New York team.

The identity of the sixth and final franchise remains a mystery, adding an element of anticipation and intrigue to the upcoming league. As the countdown to the inaugural season of TGL continues, the world of golf is in for a unique and thrilling experience.
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