Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott are the latest ex-major winners to join Tiger Woods-led Rory McIlroy’s TGL

Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott are the latest ex-major winners to join Tiger Woods-led Rory McIlroy’s TGL

Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott are the latest ex-major winners to join Tiger Woods-led Rory McIlroy’s TGL

Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott are the latest players to sign for the TMRW Golf League (TGL) from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Along with the two founders, as well as Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, Morikawa and Scott will add three major championship titles to the current line-up 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 extra energy it brought to my game – especially in match play. That was only enhanced by the opportunities I’ve had representing the USA in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, and I look forward to being part of a TGL team next year,” said Morikawa. “Thinking beyond I believe TGL’s design to offer sports fans the world’s best in a weekly primetime golf competition, from start to finish in just two hours, will appeal to a wider range of casual golfers and introduce our sport to younger fans.”

Morikawa is the youngest competitor to sign up for the TGL and brings with him a slew of accolades. The 25-year-old is the only man to have won two different major championships in his tournament debut. He holds five PGA Tour titles and started his career with 22 consecutive cuts, only from Wood’s 25.

Scott’s inclusion in TGL will be his final chapter alongside Woods. The 42-year-old has witnessed some of Woods’ greatest achievements to come in the same era, but is certainly not without his own. Scott won the 2013 Masters and defeated Woods at The Barclays later that summer.

The following season, Scott rose to world No. 1, taking over from Woods and eventually holding the top spot for 11 weeks. Overall, Scott has 31 professional wins, 14 of which are on the PGA Tour, most recently at the 2020 Genesis Invitational hosted by Woods. At this point in his career, Scott knows his best golf game is behind him, but that hasn’t diminished his star power.

“I’ve seen an uptick in simulator golf when traveling outside of the United States, particularly through Asia,” Scott said. “There are tournaments with thousands of competitors playing each other… Seeing how quickly it’s been picked up abroad, TGL is really going to add to everything I’m seeing and it’s certainly going to be a big one with the names behind it Have influence.

“I think this is a really great opportunity for me at this point in my career. I like the fact that it’s attracting the biggest names to date and that I’ve been able to dig through with these superstar players.”

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

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