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Collin Morikawa, Adam Scott become latest former major winners to join TGL powered by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy

Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott have become the latest players to commit to Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Golf League (TGL). Along with the two founders as well as Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, Morikawa and Scott add three major championship titles to the current cast of the Monday night simulator league, set to begin in January 2024.

“Throughout my amateur and collegiate golf career, I loved team play and the added energy it brought to my game – especially in match play. That has only been heightened by the opportunities I’ve had to represent the United States in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup , and I look forward to being part of a TGL team next year as well,” Morikawa said. “Additionally, I believe the design of TGL to provide sports fans with the best of the world in a weekly, prime-time golf competition, from start to finish in just two hours, will appeal to a wider spectrum of casual golf fans and introduce our sport to younger fans .”

Morikawa is the youngest competitor to join TGL and brings a number of accolades with him. The only man to win two different major championships in his tour debut, the 25-year-old has five PGA Tour titles and began his career with 22 consecutive cuts, second only to Woods’ 25.

Scott’s inclusion in TGL will be his latest chapter with Woods. The 42-year-old has witnessed some of Woods’ greatest performances to come up in the same era, but is certainly not without his own. By winning the 2013 Masters, Scott got the better of Woods later that summer at The Barclays.

The following season, Scott rose to world no. 1, usurping Woods and ultimately holding the top spot for 11 weeks. In all, Scott has 31 professional wins, 14 of which have come on the PGA Tour, with the latest coming at the 2020 Genesis Invitational hosted by Woods. At this point in his career, Scott understands that his best golf may be behind him, but that hasn’t hindered his star power.

“I’ve seen an increase in simulator golf when I travel outside of the United States, especially through Asia,” Scott said. “There are tournaments with thousands of participants playing against each other…When you see how quickly it has been picked up overseas, TGL will really compliment everything I see and it will definitely have a huge impact with the names behind.

“I think it’s a really good opportunity for me at this point in my career, I really like the fact that it’s drawing the biggest names so far and that I was able to wrangle these superstar players. “

The TGL will feature six teams of three PGA Tour players and a schedule that includes 15 regular season matches. Players will hit full shots in simulators, while short game tapings will take place in front of fans in a new arena built on Palm Beach State’s campus. Matches are expected to be two hours long as TGL aims to harness the excitement behind up-tempo golf. With 12 spots still to be announced, more big names are sure to follow.

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