Several prominent sports figures from San Francisco, including Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala, have become part of the ownership group for the San Francisco TGL team within the TGL golf league. The league, founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, focuses on indoor golf. Marc Lasry, the Chair and CEO of Avenue Capital Group led this ownership effort. Lasry, a former co-owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, recently introduced the Avenue Sports Fund as part of Avenue Capital Group, a firm managing assets worth $12.5 billion. This San Francisco TGL team investment represents the fund's inaugural major investment.

The Golf Game
The Golf Game

TGL San Francisco is the fifth team to be revealed out of a total of six teams participating in the startup indoor golf league, set to commence on January 9 in Palm Beach, Florida. 

This new golf league has attracted a ton of attention from some big-name investors and team owners. We're talking Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons, the Boston Red Sox's John Henry and Tom Werner, entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, New York Mets owner, and hedge fund boss Steve Cohen - the list goes on!

What makes the TGL Golf League stand out is its focus on technology. They're going to use a super data-rich virtual course with high-tech enhancements. Bringing together Avenue Capital's business smarts with the competitive drive of NBA stars means this thing is gonna generate some serious excitement in the Bay Area and around the world.

TGL just announced a multi-year media deal with ESPN, so they'll be on the big stage. For their first season teeing off in January, they've already lined up commitments from 24 PGA Tour stars with a combined 223 tour wins. Fans keeping up with the latest news on know that the league will have teams of four players competing in match play during 15 regular season events, leading up to semifinal and final matches. 

This is definitely something golf and sports fans will want to follow! Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions.

TGL Golf League Collaborates With Fanatics For Team Merchandise

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy's TGL indoor golf league have entered into a multiyear partnership with the e-commerce behemoth Fanatics. This new deal gives Fanatics exclusive rights to make and sell league and team merchandise for TGL as the official licensee. They didn't share how much cash is involved, but it's a big win for Fanatics.

Fanatics, led by founder Michael Rubin, also personally invested in TMRW Sports back in April. Brian Swallow, Fanatics' Senior VP of Strategy, said they are totally pumped about bringing TGL's vision to life. He talked about how their tech and culture will connect golf in new ways, letting fans quickly buy merch from their fave new teams and golfers online and on mobile. As part of the deal, Fanatics will launch a TGL store for fans to represent the emerging league and teams. Team names and logos are coming later this fall!

TGL has pulled in some big-name investors and owners, including Arthur Blank of the Falcons, Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner, entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, and New York Mets owner and hedge fund honcho Steve Cohen. They also just announced a team led by Marc Lasry and Steph Curry.

This league is shaping up to be something special that fans will definitely want to follow! Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions.

TGL and its parent company, TMRW Sports, co-founded by Woods, McIlroy, and former NBC Sports executive Mike McCarley, aim to elevate team golf to a prime-time spectacle. This initiative comes at a time when the golfing landscape is undergoing significant changes, notably due to a proposed deal between Saudi-backed LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. The league has recently secured a multiyear media rights agreement with ESPN, and it will host a preview match on ABC on December 30, followed by its inaugural match on January 9.

TGL events, conducted in partnership with the PGA Tour, will transpire at a specially constructed course in Palm Beach County, Florida, where some of the world's top golfers will compete against each other in a team format. The inaugural match in January will be broadcast live and boast a live audience at the venue.

A total of 24 PGA Tour stars, with 223 PGA Tour victories to their names, have already committed to participating in TGL's inaugural season in January. Moreover, it is expected that Tiger Woods, despite his recent injuries, will participate when the league kicks off.