Jon Rahm won’t play TGL in 2024 as rumors fly on social media

The TGL has been slowly releasing team names as well as its format to build hype as its first match on Jan. 9, 2024, quickly approaches. On Thursday, the tech-infused golf league had some bad news to share.

Jon Rahm won’t be playing in the inaugural season.

The two-time major champion was one of the first players to join the Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy-led venture that will see six teams of four players compete on a state-of-the-art simulator in a newly built stadium in Florida. Rahm, an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour and the Player of the Year in 2021, was removed from social media posts and the league’s website earlier this week. The league sent the following statement Thursday morning:

“We will miss (Rahm) during the inaugural TGL season. We understand that players have to balance a lot of different facets of their professional and personal lives and respect Jon’s choice and wish him well.”

The league said it will name a new player to replace Rahm soon.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek