1. WHAT IS TGL?
Capitalizing on the huge popularity of simulator golf, TGL, in partnership with the PGA Tour, will pit some of the world’s greatest golfers in a high-tech, high energy environment with a live audience. The players will be hitting shots into a screen similar in size to a large movie theater screen. Closer range shots will be played “greenside” in the stadium (see below). TGL will feature six teams of PGA Tour players competing in two-hour tournaments.
2. WHO’S PLAYING TGL?
Players who have committed to play, include:
Min Woo Lee
3. WHERE WILL TGL PLAY?
An indoor, custom-built, 2,000-seat arena set on a 10-acre parcel in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on the campus of Palm Beach State College. The venue will be covered by an air-supported dome that reaches a height of 75 feet and outside the venue will be two plazas to host pre-match festivities for fans. Mic’d up players will hit shots from about 35 feet away to a mammoth 64-foot high/46-foot wide screen, powered by Full Swing technology. (Approximately 20 times the size of a standard simulator screen.) Alongside the simulator inside the venue will be a dynamic, data-rich short-game complex that includes three sand bunkers and three individual 15 feet x 27 feet Virtual Greens within a massive 3,800 square-foot putting surface. The short-game complex will be approximately the size of a basketball court, while the entire playing surface inside the venue (simulator area and short game complex) will be 97 yards by 50 yards, roughly the size of a football field.
4. WHEN DOES THE FIRST SEASON START?
The inaugural TGL season begins early 2025. A 15-week regular season will be followed by playoffs and championship match. Each team will play 5 matches during the season. The events will take place on Monday evenings throughout the year and will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+ in the U.S.
5. WHO CREATED TGL? WHO ARE TEAM OWNERS?
The league is the brainchild of sports executive Mike McCarley, a former Golf Channel president, and golf superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy under a corporate umbrella called TMRW Sports. Currently four of six ownership groups have been announced.
- Atlanta Drive GC: led by Arthur M. Blank, AMB Sports and Entertainment (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, PGA TOUR Superstores)
- TGL Boston: led by John Henry, Tom Werner, Mike Gordon, and Fenway Sports Group (Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC, Pittsburgh Penguins, RFK Racing)
- Los Angeles Golf Club: led by Alexis Ohanian (Angel City FC), Seven Seven Six, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams; as well as limited partners the Antetokounmpo brothers, Alex Morgan, Servando Carrasco, and Michelle Wie West
- TGL New York: led by Steven A. Cohen (New York Mets), Cohen Private Ventures
- TGL San Francisco Investment group includes Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and former Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry.