The TGL, led by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, features top PGA Tour players competing virtually. However, those with LIV Golf don’t seem to be fans.
An unnamed LIV Golf player has criticized the soon-to-be-launched ‘TGL’ golf league, which is set to bring simulator golf to life for some of the world’s best players.
24 of the PGA Tour’s biggest names will compete in a purpose-built stadium across six teams, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, as well as Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, and Tommy Fleetwood. It is believed that the league was established in response to the growing threat of LIV Golf towards the PGA Tour.
However, peace talks between the PGA Tour and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) are underway, and it is expected that the Tour will work in unison with their LIV rivals. It is unclear whether players will be allowed to move between the two tours, but one LIV star has made it clear that he has no intention of joining TGL.
The anonymous player stated, “Will you be turning in on a Tuesday night to watch guys hitting it into a screen? It’s a blatant fop to Tiger and Rory to keep them onside and earn them millions of guess what, ‘guaranteed money’.” Money has been at the center of the dramatic dispute that has plagued the game over the past year and a half.
Many golf players were allured by the financial incentives offered by the LIV setup, which is backed by Saudi funding, and decided to leave the PGA Tour to join the breakaway league.