The latest proprietor in Tiger Woods’ golf league may shock you

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers are the latest homeowners concerned with the LA Golf Membership franchise of the forthcoming TGL.

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We might not know precisely what Tiger Woods’ forthcoming tech-infused, area golf league will look or really feel like. Proper now, it’s all been communicated through renderings and hype from the individuals concerned. We do, nevertheless, know what will probably be known as — TGL — and who can be placing up the cash behind it. That record continues to develop in probably the most various style. 

Witness the league’s latest financiers: NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his three brothers, who’ve formally joined the possession group of LA Golf Membership, which was the primary official franchise introduced months in the past. The Antetokounmpo brothers be part of the preliminary homeowners Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian. 

The information was first shared Tuesday over Twitter, the place Giannis posted, “We wish to make golf our personal and for everyone,” including, “We couldn’t be extra excited to form the way forward for this sport.” 

Pessimists may say, Massive deal. An optimistic response can be comparable: This can be a huge deal! What it’s, greater than something is additional integration between plans for the mixed-reality golf league and high-ranking sports activities stars. The record of big-name buyers is about as splashy as you may get: Shohei Otani, Sidney Crosby, Stephen Curry, Diana Tourasi, Lewis Hamilton…amongst many others.

As you may see within the golf swings from Giannis and his brother Thanasis, there’s loads left to be desired. However that’s hardly the purpose. They’re enthusiastic about investing a product they’ve by no means seen earlier than. They’ve invested within the Milwaukee Brewers and Nashville Soccer Membership from the MLS. They’re enthusiastic about bringing golf to an even bigger viewers. How large will that viewers be? We don’t know. We do know that all of it will get moving into January, which implies loads extra bulletins are set to return over the subsequent 4 months. 

Up to now, there are three franchises named: LA Golf Membership, TGL Boston and a to-be-named franchise based mostly in Atlanta, backed by the identical possession group because the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United Soccer Membership. Three extra franchises are anticipated to be introduced within the coming months.

The renderings of the sector are futuristic and huge, however the area itself — in Palm Seaside, Fla. — stays below building. The league could have 18 gamers in its inaugural season, with these 12 already dedicated: 

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Matt Fitzpatrick, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Collin Morikawa, Billy Horschel and Adam Scott. 

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