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Rickie Fowler joins TGL instead of LIV Golf

Amid rumors that he will be joining the LIV Golf, Rickie Fowler became the most recent player to sign on with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s much-awaited The Golf League (TGL). According to insiders, Fowler is the 12th golfer to sign up for the new tech-enhanced golf league. The TGL is scheduled to launch in 2024.

Fowler hasn’t claimed a Tour championship since the 2019 WM Phoenix Open, but he’s been successful recently on the PGA Tour, where he’s had six top-10 performances. The Players Championship, which just ended, saw him finish in the twelfth position.

There were already a number of well-known PGA Tour players who had joined the new league before Fowler’s entry. Other golfers who have joined the new tech-driven league include Woods, McIlroy, and Fowler, as well as Matt Fitzpatrick, Collin Morikawa, Justin Rose, Max Homa, Adam Scott, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, and Billy Horschel.

During virtual match play, there will be six three-man teams, and TGL has yet to acquire six additional golfers.

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TMRW Sports, a business supported by Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, came up with the concept for TGL. TMRW Sports is led by Mike McCarley, a former president of the Golf Channel.

More TGL details

A new league with a focus on technology, TGL will debut next year. By fusing technology and athletics, it will offer a fresh perspective on the game of golf. Along with the PGA Tour, a new league was created.

There will be six teams of three players each, with 18 PGA Tour professionals competing. A virtual matchplay involving a short-game complex made for chipping and putting will be played by the golfers.

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The games will be played on Monday nights, and each season will consist of 15 regular-season games. The winner will be determined in the postseason. A two-hour-long, 18-hole match will be played in each contest.

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