Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Durant become latest stars to invest in Tiger Woods TMRW Sports venture 

By Patrick Djordjevic for Dailymail.Com

21:15 Mar 21, 2023, updated 22:26 Mar 21, 2023

NBA kings Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Durant and Dwayne Wade are the latest superstars to invest in Tiger Woods and Rory McIllroy’s TMRW Sports.

The pair co-founded the new startup company, launched in August with the aim of using technology to create new ways for the next generation to enjoy sports.

TMRW Sports announced the news of the trio’s investment in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

“Meet the latest group of investors to join TMRW Sports: @SHAQ, @Dwyane Wade and @KDTrey5 and @richkleimans @35Ventures.

“These basketball stars know what it takes to build a great team, so we look forward to continuing the momentum with them on board.”

Kevin Durant is an investor in TMRW Sports
Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade have expanded their portfolio
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have teamed up to launch TMRW Sports together in August 2022

Durant and co. join the likes of four-time NBA champion Steph Curry, three-time tennis grand slam winner Andy Murray, Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani of Major League Baseball, two-time women’s world champion Alex Morgan, a great tennis player Serena Williams and seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

TMRW Sports said Woods and McIlroy would lead a Monday night team golf competition beginning in 2024 that will feature PGA Tour players and combine virtual technology and a tech-infused short-game complex in a purpose-built venue.

The competition will serve as a complement to the PGA Tour schedule and as a competitor to Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf, which has recruited many high-profile golfers to join its high-paying team format and abandon the PGA.

While TMRW’s first announced competition will be in golf, the organization has suggested it will expand beyond the links and has already attracted a who’s who of investors from other sports.

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Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and future Hockey Hall of Famer Sidney Crosby have also committed to the project.

Football is also well represented among the company’s investors, with Gareth Bale and John Henry and Tom Werner from the owners of Liverpool-based Fenway Sports Group being part of the project.

Chris Paul and Jayson Tatum have also gotten involved from the basketball world.

The golf competition, directed by McIlroy and Woods, will be a team golf event with 18 players divided into six teams of three.

Serena Williams and Andy Murray represent the tennis world as investors in TMRW
F1 star Lewis Hamilton was announced as an investor in the company in November last year

The various teams then compete in a league format on 15 Monday nights throughout the season, with each playing five games and only one game per week.

The new purpose-built venue will feature a virtual course with a large, cinematic screen for players to play their drives and approaches, with games lasting just two hours.

After the regular season there are semi-finals and then a final where a winning team is crowned.

Woods and McIlroy began construction on their brand new TGL project last month, with TMRW stating that TGL play will begin early next year and the league will partner with the PGA Tour.

Woods and McIlroy began construction on their brand new TGL project last month


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