It’s been a good news, bad news morning for TGL, the new tech-infused golf league led by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
The bad news? Jon Rahm will no longer be playing in 2024 when the league begins in January. The good news? Team rosters are now being announced.
The Boston-based team, named Boston Common Golf, became the first squad to announce its four-player roster of McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Tyrrell Hatton and Adam Scott on Thursday morning. Justin Thomas (Atlanta) and Collin Morikawa (Los Angeles) were the first two players to sign with a team.
The signing of Bradley to the Boston team makes sense given his ties to the Northeast. The six-time PGA Tour winner and 2011 PGA champion grew up in Vermont and briefly lived in a Boston suburb in high school.
McIlroy, the world No. 2, is a four-time major champion and 27-time winner on the PGA Tour. Two of those wins came in the Boston area at the former Deutsche Bank Championship, held annually from 2003-18 at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.
Hatton’s fiery personality would fit in well in parts of Boston, not to mention the six-time European Tour winner and 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational champion has a strong relationship with McIlroy from their time spent together on the three European Ryder Cup teams.
Scott is a 14-time winner on Tour, including the 2003 Deutsche Bank Championship, 2004 Players Championship and 2013 Masters.
The first TGL match is slated to air on ESPN on Jan. 9, 2024. More on the league format can be found here.