John Stones and Alex Albon now invest in golf

Manchester City defender John Stones and Formula 1 driver Alex Albon have announced their investments in The Golf League (TGL), a golf technology league founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, which is due to launch in its start in 2025

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John Stones and Alex Albon now invest in golf
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Manchester City defender John Stones and Formula 1 driver Alex Albon have announced their investments in The Golf League (TGL), a golf technology league founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, which is due to launch in its start in 2025.

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Together with them, Steph Curry, famous NBA champion, who had already announced his participation last October, will also join. This trio of athletes will invest in the 'San Francisco TGL' team, whose financier is APEX, a Portuguese investment company led by elite athletes.

Among the other illustrious investors of TGL there are also the famous Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, thus demonstrating the broad interest and enthusiasm of athletes from different disciplines for this new project in the world of golf.

The player's international itinerary includes several significant stops. In 2013, he represented England in the Under-20 national team during the World Cup, playing 2 matches. Subsequently, in 2015, he took part in the European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic with the England Under-21 team.

His senior debut came on 30 May 2014 in a friendly against Peru, which was won 3–0 by England. Subsequently, he was included in the provisional list of players called up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but unfortunately was excluded from the final selection.

In 2016, he was called up for the European Championships in France but did not have the opportunity to take the field during the competition. In 2018, he was part of the England squad at the World Cup and scored his first goals for the national team on 24 June, during the second group stage match against Panama, contributing to a 6-1 victory.

He continued to represent England as a starter in all EURO 2020 matches, although he did not score any goals, and unfortunately the team lost the final to Italy. On 9 August 2016 he was sold for 56.5 million euros plus 4 bonuses to Manchester City; With the Citizens he signs a six-year contract.

On 21 February 2017 he scored his first goal in the Champions League in the 5-3 victory over Monaco, a match valid for the first leg of the round of 16. On 13 September 2017 he scored a brace in the Champions League in the away match against Feyenoord. On 17 January 2021 he scored his first two league goals for City, in a 4-0 home win against Crystal Palace.

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