The PGA Tour strikes back: With Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the helm, they presented The Golf League

The PGA Tour strikes back: With Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the helm, they presented The Golf League

It is a period of upheaval in the world of golf. For a few weeks, the revolution for the landing of the Saudi LIV Golf has put everyone on alert and now the controversy is growing, because Tiger Woods there Rory McIlroy announced the creation of a new league in collaboration with the PGA Tour, which will attempt to incorporate the latest technologies into the discipline. under the name of Date (The Golf League), this new competition will complement the PGA Tour schedule and is expected to begin in January 2024.

The TGL will feature six teams of three PGA Tour players each, be played on Monday nights over fifteen different weeks, and will also have semi-finals and a final. One of the keys to TGL, according to its promoters, will be the application of technology to the world of golf to enhance and enrich the viewer experience. The magazine golf review shared several images generated by a computer, which allow us to see what the place where it would play would look like and there we note that it looks more like a television than a golf course, in addition to also integrating the virtual simulation.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have announced the creation of a new league in conjunction with the PGA Tour which will attempt to incorporate the latest technology into the sport.Date

TGL matches would have a total duration of two hours, with the commitment that the entire contest and matches would be televised. “TGL is the next evolution in professional golf and I am committed to helping it move into the future.said Tiger Woods in a statement. “I’m excited to work to give people more access to sport. Many athletes, artists and people I know from all walks of life share our passion for sports, but they also share our desire to build a better future for the next generation of sports fans. Together, we can harness technology to bring new approaches to the sports we love.”

He added: “Leveraging technology to create this unique environment gives us the ability to consistently put our sport in prime time alongside many other major sporting events. As a huge sports fan, I’m thrilled to associate golf with the technology and equipment common to other sports.

While McIlroy explained that TGL wants to bring golf to an environment comparable to sitting on the sidelines, like in an NBA game:TGL will broaden golf’s appeal to younger, more diverse fans and serve as an additional gateway to introduce people to the sport they love.”. He added: “For the past few years, off the course, my focus has been on helping to steer golf into its digital future. In a world where technology gives us so many options to spend our time, we want to make sport more accessible to as many people as possible.

Under the name of TGL (The Golf League), this new competition will complement the PGA Tour schedule and is expected to start in January 2024.
Under the name of TGL (The Golf League), this new competition will complement the PGA Tour schedule and is expected to start in January 2024.Date

In addition to being the promoters of this initiative, Woods and McIlroy are the first two players to commit to TGL, but for now it is not known who will complete the list of golfers in this new initiative. TGL is part of the PGA Tour’s response to the LIV Golf offensive promoted by Saudi Arabia, which intends to organize a circuit competing with the PGA Tour and based in the United States.

This threat is so great that the PGA Tour last May denied players on its tour permission to compete in LIV Golf, resulting in golfers such as Sergio García of Spain being disciplined and dropped from the tour. , Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Brooks Koepka, Mexican Abraham Ancer and Louis Oosthuizen, among many others.

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