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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TGL takes shape with Atlanta as third team

It’s a big week for golf in Atlanta.

As the PGA Tour prepares to host its season finale this week at famed East Lake Golf Club, the city was announced as the third to be represented in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s new TGL, joining Boston and Los Angeles.

Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank secured the rights for the team that will compete in the “tech-infused league” set to begin January of 2024. Blank also owns and operates PGA Tour Superstore.

“We are thrilled to partner with TMRW Sports and be a founding owner in TGL. I see this as an investment to grow the game, deliver an innovative product to avid fans while exposing golf to new, younger audiences, and another way for us to compete for championships for Atlanta,” said Blank.

Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams and Venus Williams own the L.A. team, while Fenway Sports Group will run TGL Boston.

Six teams of three PGA Tour players will compete in 15 regular-season Monday night matches, followed by semifinals and finals matches, starting in January. The matches will be played at a tech-infused, short-game complex. Fans will be able to see every shot live over a 2-hour broadcast on primetime television.

Of the 18 players, so far 12 have been announced. The committed players include a handful of fan favorites who have combined for 28 major championships and 190 PGA Tour wins. TGL also recently announced Full Swing as an official technology partner, which shouldn’t come as a shock given that Full Swing is the PGA Tour’s official partner for golf simulators and counts TGL participants Woods, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele among its endorsers.

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