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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Giannis Antetokounmpo Invests in TGL’s Los Angeles Golf Club

  • The Greek Freak and his brothers are joining LAGC, owned by Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams.
  • Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy co-founded TGL with plans for the six-team golf league to tee off in January 2024.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers have invested in LAGC, the TGL golf team owned by the Williams sisters and Alexis Ohanian.
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo has invested in the Los Angeles Golf Club set to play the TGL golf league that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy co-founded. The NBA star’s investment in LAGC was joined by his brothers Thanasis, Kostas, and Alex — who all play professional basketball. 

LAGC’s star-studded ownership group includes tennis legends Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. TGL expects to begin play in January 2024 out of its high-tech Florida golf facility on the campus of Palm Beach State College.

“We want to make golf our own and for everybody,” Giannis said. “We couldn’t be more excited to shape the future of this sport.”

TMRW Sports, the parent company of TGL, has thus far announced Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Boston as three of its six inaugural teams. The Atlanta club is owned by Atlanta Falcons and United owner Arthur Blank, while Boston Red Sox and Liverpool parent company Fenway Sports Group own TGL’s Boston team. 

TMRW Sports CEO Mike McCarley is the former president of NBC’s Golf Channel. TGL’s tech-infused style of play will mix drives hit off a golf simulator with putts and other shots hit in front of a live audience. Golfers Woods, McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Billy Horschel, and Rickie Fowler are confirmed to play in the TGL, which has partnered with the PGA Tour.

LAGC is not the first sports team investment from Giannis Antetokounmpo, as the Milwaukee Bucks star also owns a stake in MLS club Nashville SC. TGL has yet to announce a broadcast partner, but it is expected to play 15 Monday Night matches next year.

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