Rickie Fowler joins Tiger Woods-backed tech league

Rickie Fowler joins Tiger Woods-backed tech league
Rickie Fowler joins Tiger Woods-backed tech league

Marc SchlabachESPN Senior Writer8:08 a.m. ET2 minute read

Rickie Fowler is set to become the latest golfer to join TGL, the tech-infused golf league led by Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

Fowler, who is ranked 59th in the Official World Golf Rankings, becomes the 12th player to commit to joining the league, which is expected to begin play in 2024.

TGL has now signed 12 of 18 players who will compete in six three-man teams of PGA Tour players in match play on a virtual course that will include a short game complex for chipping and putting.

Along with McIlroy and Woods, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Matt Fitzpatrick, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose, Max Homa and Billy Horschel have also signed up.

The two-hour matches will be played during prime time on Monday nights. Last month, TGL opened an arena on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. There will be 15 matches, plus semi-finals and a final.

Fowler, 34, last won on tour at the 2019 WM Phoenix Open. He remains one of the most popular players in the sport and has enjoyed a resurgence this year after struggling for much of the past two seasons. He has six top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season, including a tie for 13th at The Players last week. He also finished sixth in the Fortinet Championship and second in the Zozo Championship.

In 2014, Fowler finished in the top five at all four majors, including tied for second at the US Open and The Open. He finished second in solo at the 2018 Masters.


. Rickie Fowler joined league technological supported by Tiger Woods

. Rickie Fowler joins Tiger Woodsbacked tech league

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