Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods' tech-focused competition, TGL, is generating huge interest. The competition will start in January next year, and already there is excitement among many. Many golfers don't know what to expect from this, but they know that big things are definitely waiting for them.
Jon Rahm, one of the best golfers at the moment, expressed excitement about what awaits him. He is still not aware of what kind of things await him, but he is sure that it will be a real spectacle. “I've seen a virtual reality little video of it.
I haven't seen it in person. It's different to what I expected. I didn't realize how big it was going to be, which makes it a lot better. I'm looking forward to being able to start it. I don't know really what to expect with playing - I have a simulator in my home and it's a 14-foot screen TV and you're 12 feet from the screen, and from what I hear we're going to be 35 yards from the screen and the screen is going to be 60 feet wide and 40-some feet tall.
I can't even picture how big it's going to be. It's going to be like that wall right there and taller, and we're going quite a bit away, and we're going to be playing from 50 yards into the pin. It's going to be a very, very unique circumstance, but I'm really looking forward to it.
“-Jon Rahm said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com
Jon Rahm: I think we can appeal to a different audience
What the leaders of the Golf Tour have been trying to do lately is to make a revolution in the world of golf and introduce some new things.
The goal of everything is to attract a different kind of audience, as well as younger ones. They seem to be succeeding in this. Rahm expects that this particular competition will attract a somewhat different audience. This could mean great things for golf in general.
“You're appealing to maybe a little bit of a different audience with the time of day we're playing, the type of golf we're going to be playing. Like many sports nowadays, I think that is going to allow for probably a lot more live gambling, which is what a lot of people are trying to do nowadays when they're watching sports.
I think we can appeal to a different audience, and I'm looking forward to that, as well. I've heard a lot of great reviews and thoughts from friends of mine looking into it before they knew I was invested in it and wanting to play. I think we have the opportunity to do something very special”.
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