A group of prominent investors, including NBA star Stephen Curry, Formula One driver Lewis HamiltonAlex Morgan, a female soccer player Los Angeles Angels All-Star Shohei OhtaniJustin Timberlake is an entertainer and tennis star. Serena WilliamsYou can back Tiger WoodsAnd Rory McIlroyThe new company plans to launch a tech-infused league of golf in 2024.
Woods and McIlroy revealed the formation of TMRW Sports, at the Tour Championship in August. TGL will see players compete on six three-man teams in 15 regular season matches and a playoff that starts in January 2024.
The league will feature 18-hole matches over two hours on a virtual course. The matches will take places in prime time Monday nights at a custom-made venue in an yet to be determined location.
The companys investors also include NBA players Andre Iguodala, Chris PaulAnd Jayson Tatum, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh AllenFormer Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea TurnerPittsburgh Penguins star Sidney CrosbyGrand Slam champion Andy Murray.
Mike McCarley, founder and CEO of TMRW Sports, stated in a statement that he has assembled a team to invest in the TMRW Sports mission to positively change the way sports are perceived in the future. As we assembled this strategic group, we were conscious of the importance of diversity in expertise, thought, and backgrounds.
From the very beginning, our plan was to partner only with the best-in class in every way. Tiger, Rory, as well as I, value the support from this unrivaled group of advisors and ambassadors who believe strongly in our vision of harnessing technology to create innovative approaches to sports.
TGL released renderings in August that indicated that the venues would feature a simulator where players can hit longer shots into it, as well as an authentic green area for chipping or putting.
The matches will likely be played between January-April, and each team will compete five times in the 15-week schedule.
McIlroy confirmed that Woods, 46 years old, intended to compete in these matches. Woods participated in three tournaments last season, while he was recovering from serious injuries sustained in a car accident outside Los Angeles in February 2021.
Who knows where Tiger Woods will play golf next? McIlroy said. We dont know when his schedule will be. We dont know what his body will look like. It is great to be able watch Tiger play golf and show off his genius on TV.