Among the latest players to commit to Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Golf League (TGL), Adam Scott is the latest. In January 2024, Scott will be the first international player to join the league, which will be founded by the two founders, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.
“Tiger pushed golf to a standard that was never seen before, and guys are continuing to push forward,” Scott told Sports Illustrated. “Now, in the position that he’s in, for him to stand up and take a voice for the PGA Tour, I think that’s really strong.”
TGL will be Scott’s latest chapter with Woods. After growing up during the same era as Woods, Scott has witnessed some of Woods’ greatest accomplishments but also has his own. After winning the Masters in 2013, Scott defeated Woods at The Barclays later that summer.
It took Scott 11 weeks to take over Woods as world No. 1, usurping him the following season. Scott has won 31 professional tournaments, 14 of which have come on the PGA Tour, the latest at Woods’ 2020 Genesis Invitational. Although Scott understands his best golf may be behind him at this point in his career, his star power has remained strong.
Scott said that the number of simulator golfers has increased when I travel outside of the United States, especially through Asia. “There are tournaments with thousands of entrants playing against each other…Seeing how quickly it’s been picked up overseas, TGL will really complement everything I’m seeing, and it will certainly have a huge impact with its names.”
The fact that it’s drawing the biggest names so far and that I was able to get in with these superstars is a really great opportunity for me at this stage of my career.”
Six teams composed of three PGA Tour players will compete in the TGL, which will include 15 regular season matches. In a new arena built on the campus of Palm Beach State, players will hit full shots into simulators while short game shots will be thrown in front of fans. With 13 spots still available to be announced, more big names are bound to follow as TGL strives to harness the excitement of up-tempo golf.
A busy two weeks in Hawaii for the PGA Tour produced some interesting storylines for the rest of the spring. At Kapalua and Waialae, two completely different tournaments emerged as the fortnight wore on.
At the Tournament of Champions, Jon Rahm beat Collin Morikawa. At the Sony Open, Hayden Buckley tried to sneak past Si Woo Kim for his first career win.
Let’s take a look at a few of the winners and losers (relatively speaking, as always) from two weeks in Hawaii.