Tom Kim is set to compete in the inagural season of TGL presented by SoFi.
Tom Kim has burst onto the scene since joining the PGA TOUR in 2022, announcing his arrival at the Genesis Scottish Open with a solo third in the event before earning a signature win at the Wyndham Championship after shooting a final-round 61 to win by five shots. And now, he becomes the first Asian golfer to be part of the new primetime golf league in partnership with the PGA TOUR that fuses technology, live action with teams of PGA TOUR stars, and entertainment across a season of matches starting in early 2025.
Kim became the first PGA TOUR winner born after 2000 with his maiden PGA TOUR title at the 2022 Wyndham Championship. His victory at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open made him the first player since Tiger Woods in 1996 to win twice on the PGA TOUR before turning 21 years old. While his accomplishments on the course caught the eye of golf fans and other players, his performance, passion and team attitude for the International Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup took him to another level of stardom.
“I’m a firm believer that TGL is going to be an incredible opportunity to reach a younger generation and fans in Korea, specifically, and across Asia. The mix of technology and competition is exactly what friends my age are interested in consuming. To join an incredible list of top players, many of whom I have watched myself as a fan, is a dream come true,” Kim said.
TGL presented by SoFi will be staged in the SoFi Center, a purpose-built arena in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on the campus of Palm Beach State College. Technology is a foundational element of TGL, offering fans a cutting-edge, shorter format presentation of team golf, featuring many of the PGA TOUR’s biggest superstars.
Arguably the biggest PGA Tour superstar and TGL co-founder Tiger Woods expressed excitement to have Kim join the league, “Tom is clutch with a putter in his hand, and I’m continually impressed with his dedication to the game and how much he has already accomplished. He works incredibly hard, and it shows. It’s amazing to see the sport continue to grow globally, and Tom has played a huge part in that.”