Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose are latest commitments to new ‘Monday Night’ golf league TGL

Recent engagements in the new tech-focused golf league bring some gold with them.

The last two Olympic gold medalists, Xander Schauffele and Justin Rose, join the TGL, the primetime golf league in partnership with the PGA Tour. It will start in 2024. Schauffele and Rose make 11 signed players from the 18 spots, along with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, who lead the league, along with Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Max Homa and Billy Hörschel.

Rose, who won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this month for his first win in four years, has 11 career wins and won the 2013 US Open in Merion. He won the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro.

TGL’s approach of merging technology and golf is the innovative thinking that I believe will help the sport continue to evolve and continue to appeal to a broader base of fans,” Rose said in a press release. “And my Ryder Cup team experiences have always been highlights of my career, so getting involved in the team format with TGL was a huge motivation.”

Schauffele, who won the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medal, has seven PGA Tour wins, including three last season.

Schauffele added, “As the golf landscape is ever-changing, it’s exciting to be part of the TGL and it’s another great opportunity for me to test my skills against the best players in the world,” said Schauffele. “It’s also going to be a lot of fun, with the unique environment they’re building and the opportunity to compete regularly in a team format.”

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In August, Woods, McIlroy and former Golf Channel President Mike McCarley announced the formation of TMRW Sports and TGL after nearly two years of development. TGL will present team competitions in a purpose built venue in Palm Beach, Florida. Here’s a brief introduction to the league, which is expected to air Monday night’s prime time:

  1. Teams: Six teams of three PGA Tour players in head-to-head match play

  2. Tech-Infused Venue: A unique golf venue made possible by a data-rich virtual course combined with a tech-infused short game complex

  3. Tech-Enhanced Fan Experience: High-energy fan experience on the green with every shot live within a 2-hour televised prime-time game

  4. Season: Play in prime time for 15 Monday night regular season games followed by semifinals and finals.


Meet the players committed to TGL, the new Monday Night League led by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy

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Story originally appeared on GolfWeek


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