Matt Fitzpatrick to the delight of Tiger Woods
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 2401
He's a nice recruit, one more, for the TGL series imagined by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, which will start in 2024, on Monday evening in prime time, on a site full of technology: the winner of the last Us Open, Matthew Fitzpatrick, is the seventh major player announced.
Seven big names, seven headliners: TGL's new primetime golf series, which will air live Monday nights at a dedicated site in Palm Beach, Florida, is already looking great. For these 15 Mondays, in addition to the Tiger and Rory McIlroy, the originator of the concept, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa and therefore Matthew Fitzpatrick have already embarked on the adventure, all in close partnership with the PGA Tour.
A new recruit that pleases Tiger Woods who posted a welcome message to the young Englishman on his social networks as soon as Fitzy's arrival was formalized. The third partner of TMRW Sports, its CEO Mike McCarley, explained that it was crucial for the future TGL (Tech-fused Golf League) to "blend global superstars with the next generation of emerging champions, to form the six TGL teams.
Teams made up of three players each, who will play match-play for a maximum of two hours. “Fitzpatrick has won a Major and will be a mainstay of Team Europe in the Ryder Cup for the next decade. Adding a young, world-class player from England who has already won all over the world further strengthens the power of attraction for TGL,” said McCarley, former CBS Sports executive.
Adding a young, world-class player from England further strengthens TGL's power of attraction
Mike McCarley, CEO of TGL Aged 28, Fitzpatrick was born in Sheffield but now resides in Jupiter, Florida. He has already played the Ryder Cup twice with Europe and won eight tournaments on the DP World Tour, including the Race to Dubai final in 2016 and 2020.
Before turning pro, he won the 2013 US Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, on the same course where he won the US Open last year. “This opportunity to play the TGL is going to allow me to use my experience on a whole new level,” says Fitzpatrick, for whom the TGL “will combine world-class players in a team format and stadium environment for a television audience.
world. With a formula like this, a new platform will be created for fans, especially young people, which will allow our sport to shine on a new stage. »