Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy announced they’d be forming a new golf league called the TGL in August 2022. The new golf league will be 18-hole match play style on virtual courses with a special short game area on Monday and Tuesday night’s starting in January 2024. As a big golf fan and a huge Tiger Woods fan, I was excited when this was announced, but a little skeptical of the format and how the teams would break down. Tiger and the TGL announced 6 cities would get teams of 4 golfers with only 5 being known so far, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, New York and San Francisco.
Boston Common Golf owned by Fenway Sports Group announced their team today and Boston is lucky to have some of the biggest names in the sports.
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Rory headlines the Boston team as one of if not the biggest name in golf right now, McIlroy is a former world #1 who’s spent more than 100 weeks at #1 throughout his career. Rory is a 4-time major champion, winning all 3 majors except the Masters and the PGA Championship twice. Rory burst onto the scene and many thought he’d challenge Tiger and Jack Nicklaus major records as he was only the 3rd golfer ever to win 4 majors by the age of 25 joining Jack and Tiger.
McIlroy is 34 now and still searching for his 5th major win, his last win being in 2014, but it’s not as if McIlroy’s golf game has diminished some would argue this past year was some of the best golf of his career. Rory has won 5 times in the last 2 years and has 23 top 10 finishes in that span. McIlroy had the lowest non-Tiger scoring average on the PGA Tour in 2022 at 68.60 the lowest scoring average since 1945. So Although he hasn’t been able to get that 5th major, Rory is still at the top of his game and could win his 5th major as a member of a Boston sports team, another title winner in Boston.
Rory is the biggest name in the league other than Tiger, he is a huge get for the league and should have Boston golf fans excited about their new team. McIlory’s international roots hailing from Northern Ireland gives him one of the biggest fan bases in the sport and now in a sport hotbed of Boston he’ll find himself quickly beloved if the league is a success.