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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy break ground on TGL venue in Palm Beach County

PALM BEACH GARDENS – About five miles from the site of their epic showdown in the Honda Classic nine years ago, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy stuck silver-plated shovels into the dirt at Palm Beach State College Tuesday for the ceremonial groundbreaking of TGL, an interactive, indoor tech golf league.

Woods and McIlroy made the short drive from their homes (Tiger from Jupiter Island, Rory from Jupiter) to join PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, Gov. Ron DeSantis and others for a press conference at PBSC. They took no questions.

The first project of newly-formed TMRW Sports Group – a sports tech business founded by Woods, McIlroy and sports media executive Mike McCarley – is in partnership with the PGA Tour. Pro golfers will play a fast-moving game consisting of both virtual and in-person golf in an enclosed arena.

“The really exciting thing is trying to bring golf into the 21st century,” McIlroy said. “In terms of fan experience, it’s going to be nothing like golf has offered before.”

Left to right: Palm Beach State College President Ava Parker, TMRW Sports Group founders Tiger Woods Mike McCarley, Rory McIlroy and PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan wield shovels during a ceremonial groundbreaking event at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on February 20, 2023. It will be the future site of TGL, a new golf league played in a stadium and launched in partnership with the PGA.

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Added Woods: “Technology is a part of our sports now. We’re going to have excitement, we’re going to have something different.”

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