Tiger Woods will launch his new golf league in January — not only as a co-founder of the competition, but also as a team owner.
The sixth and final TGL franchise, Jupiter Links Golf Club, will be owned by Woods’ investment entity TGR Ventures and David Blitzer, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Cleveland Guardians, Washington Commanders, Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals, and several other European soccer clubs.
Woods and Blitzer round out a star-studded list of team owners that also includes Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, multi-team owner Fenway Sports Group, former Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry, Stephen Curry, and Serena Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
It marks one of the final pieces of the puzzle for TGL, which has recently been unveiling aspects of its competition format and has a major media rights deal in place with ESPN.
Woods will of course play for his team, but TGL still hasn’t announced complete team rosters.
With two months before its debut, TGL is finishing testing at its South Florida venue, which will host two teams each week for primetime matches. The league is in the process of finding a replacement player for Jon Rahm, who had originally committed to playing but announced last week he would not participate in the first season. Besides McIlroy, Rahm had been the highest-ranked player committed to TGL.