ESPN has been named the exclusive home of TGL presented by SoFi in the United States, slated to start in early 2025.
TGL will be broadcast in prime time on ESPN and ESPN+ in early 2025.
TGL presented by SoFi will feature six teams of top PGA TOUR players in 3 vs. 3 team match play, with all players mic’d up for an added layer of insight and excitement. The inaugural season will include 15 regular season matches, followed by semifinals and finals matches, to be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+ in the U.S.
ESPN Executive Vice President Rosalyn Durant expressed excitement about the partnership, saying, “Innovation and creativity are core to our ESPN mission and TGL will bring those tenets to life for golf fans. TGL is going to be a two-hour presentation unlike anything you have seen before. All players will wear live microphones and viewers will have unprecedented access during competition. It’s an exciting landscape for presenting golf and we look forward to bringing it to fans.”
Team names, brands, front office staff, and assigned players will be unveiled later this year, along with the inaugural league schedule.
Currently four of six team ownership groups have been announced:
- TGL Atlanta: led by Arthur M. Blank, AMB Sports and Entertainment (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, PGA TOUR Superstores)
- TGL Boston: led by John Henry, Tom Werner, and Fenway Sports Group (Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC, Pittsburgh Penguins)
- Los Angeles Golf Club: led by Alexis Ohanian (Angel City FC), Serena Williams, and Venus Williams; as well as limited partners the Antetokounmpo brothers, Alex Morgan, Servando Carrasco and Michelle Wie West
- TGL New York: led by Steven A. Cohen (New York Mets), Cohen Private Ventures
“We believe ESPN is the right home for TGL and recognize the strategic benefits of Disney’s portfolio. ESPN is often the first stop for sports fans, no matter the platform, and are honored by ESPN’s view that TGL complements their current offering of major league sports,” added TMRW Sports and TGL CEO Mike McCarley.
“ESPN has embraced the concept of TGL from the very first meeting and we’re looking forward to launching TGL in prime time on ESPN and bringing our teams of the PGA TOUR’s biggest stars to their broad audience of sports fans. TGL’s two-hour match format has been designed for a broader audience, as it’s rooted in the traditions of golf, but adds technical elements that are unique to a modern, sports arena environment.