TGL: Format, Teams, Rosters, Schedule

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Golfers Tiger Woods, left, and Rory McIlroy share a laugh as they discuss the future home of their tech-infused golf league that will begin play next year, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Nov 17, 2023, 12:15 PM
  • The TGL is a new tech-infused primetime golf league that will begin in 2024.
  • There are six, four-player teams.
  • All matches will be shown on the ESPN family of networks.

There is a new golf league coming in 2024, the TGL.

The TGL is a new tech-infused golf league launched in partnership with the PGA Tour to give fans a new way to watch some of the best players in the game.

What is the TGL?

Led by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, two of the most popular players in PGA Tour betting, the TGL has attracted some of the game’s best players, and a brand-new indoor arena, SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has been built to host the matches.

Players will hit from real grass tee boxes, fairway surfaces, rough and sand on long shots into a 64 x 46-foot screen, which is roughly 20 times the size of a standard simulator. For shots within 50 yards, players will use a custom-built complex (the “Green Zone”), a 3,800 square-foot, tech-infused green. 

All matches will be played on Monday nights beginning in January, and will be shown on the ESPN family of networks.

TGL Format

Each team will play five regular-season matches, and three of the four players on each team will compete.

The first nine holes will be played as a 3-on-3, alternate-shot match. The three players from each team alternate who tees off a hole, and then the three rotate who hits each shot until the ball is holed.

The second six holes will feature a rotating head-to-head competition. Each player will play two holes. For example, Player 1 will play hole Nos. 10 and 13, Player 2 will play hole Nos. 11 and 14, and Player 3 will play hole Nos. 12 and 15.

Each hole is worth one point, tied holes are worth zero points and points do not carry over.

If the match is tied after 15 holes, there will be a 3-on-3 closest-to-the-pin competition until a team successfully hits two shots closer to the pin than their opponents.

The TGL will use the NHL points system, where two points are earned for a regulation or overtime win, one point for an overtime loss and zero points for a regular loss.

The top four teams from the regular-season standings will advance to the semifinals. The two semifinal match winners will compete in the best-of-three championship series.

TGL Teams

The six TGL teams are Atlanta Drive GC, Boston Common Golf, Jupiter Links Golf Club, Los Angeles Golf Club, New York and San Francisco.

TGL Players

The 24 members of the TGL are Woods, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Adam Scott, Billy Horschel, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, Tom Kim, Keegan Bradley, Sahith Theegala, Cameron Young, Patrick Cantlay, Wyndham Clark, Min Woo Lee, Kevin Kisner and Lucas Glover.

These players have combined for 224 PGA Tour wins and 32 majors.

Full team rosters are expected to be announced in the coming days and weeks.

TGL Rosters

Atlanta Drive GC

Atlanta Drive GC has Thomas, Horschel, Cantlay and Glover.

Boston Common Golf

Boston Common Golf consists of McIlroy,  Bradley, Hatton and Scott.

Jupiter Links Golf Club

Woods is part of the ownership group, so naturally, he’s on the squad.

Los Angeles Golf Club

As of Nov. 17, Morikawa and Theegala are the only known members of the squad.

New York

The New York team roster is not known yet.

San Francisco

The San Francisco roster has yet to be announced. 

TGL Schedule, How to Watch

All TGL matches will air on either ESPN or ESPN2 and simulcast on ESPN+ in two-hour, prime-time competition windows, beginning on Jan. 9.

A full schedule will be released at a later date.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”