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TGL, the new tech-infused golf league launched by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy and their company TMRW Sports, will soon get under way.

The venture, which will run in partnership with the PGA Tour, will stage team matches on Monday evenings in a new state-of-the-art purpose-built facility in Florida called the SoFi Center, which can hold up to 1,500 fans.

And after the league’s postponement last year, a new launch date has been unveiled. TGL will now make its debut on January 7, 2025, with the first three matches scheduled on consecutive Tuesdays and broadcast at primetime on ESPN in the United States.

What is the TGL format?

TGL has promised to give golf fans a “high-tech, high-energy” experience watching the best players in the world compete on a huge virtual simulator and short game complex.

There will 15 regular season matches in the new league, followed by semi-finals and finals. The world-class roster will be made up of six teams of four, with three players from each team competing in head-to-head matches over a two-hour period that is purposely short for primetime viewing.

The unique match play format will feature matches split up into two sessions. The first session will be called “Triples”, an alternate-shot format where nine holes will be played.

The second session will include six holes in a head-to-head format, with each player competing in two designated holes. Holes are worth one point and the team who hits the fewest shots on a hole wins the point.

Tied matches will be determined by a closest-to-the-pin contest, where a team who hits two consecutive shots closer than their opponents seals the win.

The league scoring system will be two points for a regulation win, two points for an overtime win, zero points for a defeat in overtime and zero points for a regulation defeat.

After the 15 regular season matches, the four top teams will advance to a single elimination playoff format.

Meanwhile, unique rules include a 40-second shot clock for each shot and allotted team timeouts to reset the clock with no penalty.

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How can I watch?

TGL will kick off its inaugural season on January 7, with matches broadcast on ESPN and the streaming service ESPN+.

Who is playing in TGL?

Five of the six teams in the TGL venture have been named as Los Angeles Golf Club, Boston Common Golf, Atlanta Drive GC, Jupiter Links GC and New York Golf Club. Another team based in San Francisco is yet to be announced.

Justin Thomas was announced as the first player for Atlanta Drive GC.

Woods and McIlroy were the first players to commit to starring in the team event, and the golf icons have been joined by a host of other star names taking part in the innovative venture.

McIlroy has teamed up with Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley in the Boston Common Golf GC team, while Tiger Woods will own and play for Jupiter Links GC.

Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton had been announced among the first names to sign for TGL, but the duo were withdrawn after joining LIV.

The New York team, backed by Mets owner Steve Cohen, includes Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Cameron Young and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Collin Morikawa, meanwhile, has joined the Los Angeles Golf Club team, claiming in his announcement video that the call-up almost tops being named in the Ryder Cup.

Here is a list of players who will be taking part in the TGL matches…

TGL player roster 2024

Tiger Woods (Jupiter Links GC)
Rory McIlroy (Boston Common Golf GC)
Justin Thomas (Atlanta Drive GC)
Rickie Fowler (New York GC)
Collin Morikawa (Los Angeles GC)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (New York GC)
Justin Rose (Los Angeles GC)
Shane Lowry
Xander Schauffele (New York GC)
Max Homa
Adam Scott (Boston Common Golf GC)
Tom Kim
Billy Horschel (Atlanta Drive GC)
Tyrrell Hatton (Boston Common Golf GC)
Tommy Fleetwood (Los Angeles GC)
Keegan Bradley (Boston Common Golf GC)
Sahith Theegala (Los Angeles GC)
Cameron Young (New York GC)
Min Woo Lee
Patrick Cantlay (Atlanta Drive GC)
Kevin Kisner
Lucas Glover (Atlanta Drive GC)
Wyndham Clark

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