What is TGL? Tiger Woods' virtual golf league set to debut in January 2025

TGL, the virtual, interactive golf league founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, is back on track for its official January 2025 launch after overcoming a one-year postponement when the roof of its original building collapsed last November due to a power outage and wind storm.

The final piece of the puzzle is the construction of a new permanent arena on the south Florida campus of Palm Beach State College. The TMRW Sports Group, which owns TGL, received official approval in March for the venue – which will seat 1,500 spectators.

"Once we have all teams and rosters finalized, I think people will start to learn more about our competition, technology and format," Woods told the Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. "It’s starting to feel real and I couldn’t be more excited for January."

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy attend a TGL groundbreaking ceremony at Palm Beach State College in February 2023.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy attend a TGL groundbreaking ceremony at Palm Beach State College in February 2023.

What is TGL?

TGL, which unofficially stands for Tomorrow's Golf League, is a new tech-infused golf league that will partner with the PGA Tour. The idea behind it is to combine the latest in golf technology with in-person competition.

TGL’s format is designed to, in Woods' words, "bring a fresh, modern, and fast-paced twist to the game we all love so much." It will include a shot clock, timeouts, and both team and individual match play.

The league will be comprised of six teams, with four players on each team for the inaugural 2025 season.

The league is scheduled to launch Jan. 7 with matches held once a week. The plan is for each team to play five matches followed by playoffs.

Is Tiger Woods playing in TGL?

Tiger Woods will be joined by Max Homa, Tom Kim and Kevin Kisner on the Jupiter Links GC team, which was announced April 22.

"I have three guys on my team that I enjoy being around, that I know are going to work hard and grind as team members, can talk a little trash and will have a great time," Woods told the Palm Beach Post in an email Q&A.

TGL's six teams

Atlanta Drive GC — Owner: Arthur M. Blank. Roster: Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel, Lucas Glover.

Boston Common Golf — Owners: John Henry, Tom Werner, Mike Gordon, Fenway Sports Group. Roster: Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, player to be announced.

Jupiter Links Golf Club — Owner: Woods’ TGR Ventures, David Blitzer: Roster: Tiger Woods, Max Homa, Tom Kim, Kevin Kisner.

Los Angeles Golf Club — Owners: Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams, Venus Williams; and limited partners Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers, Alex Morgan, Servando Carrasco, Michelle Wie West, Tisha Alyn. Roster: Tommy Fleetwood, Sahith Theegala, Collin Morikawa, Justin Rose.

New York Golf Club — Owner: Steven Cohen. Roster: Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Cameron Young, Matthew Fitzpatrick.

TGL San Francisco — Owners: Marc Lasry, Stephen Curry along with limited partners Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson. Team name and roster to be announced.

What is the TGL format?

Players will compete head-to-head in 18-hole match play on a field that is 97 yards long and 50 yards wide.

Golfers will start from real grass tee boxes to play custom-designed, virtual holes projected onto a 3,000-square-foot screen. Once teams are inside approximately 50 yards they will transition to live action and finish each hole within TGL’s GreenZone, a 22,475-square-foot short game complex that will be transformed to resemble different holes.

The teams will have three of the four players on their rosters competing in each match.

Will TGL matches be televised?

TGL will play its first three matches the first three Tuesdays in January, debuting Jan. 7, 2025.

TGL’s Week 2 match is the night following an NFL "Monday Night Football" wild-card playoff game, and the Week 3 match is the night after the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

The primetime matches will be televised by ESPN.

The remainder of the schedule has not yet been revealed.

Contributing: Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tiger Woods virtual golf league, TGL, on track for January 2025 launch