Why is Jon Rahm Pulling Out of TGL?

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World No. 3 Jon Rahm announced on Thursday he is withdrawing from the roster for the inaugural season of TGL, the tech-infused golf league started by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Rahm wrote on X: “I am sad to confirm that I will not be participating in the first TGL season. While I still think it’s a great opportunity, right now it would require a level of commitment that I can’t offer. Best of luck to everyone involved and may the best team win!”

Woods and McIlroy announced the league in 2022, running in partnership with the PGA Tour and include team events in an arena at the Palm Beach State College branch campus in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. A group of PGA Tour players, including Woods, McIlroy and Justin Thomas are among those committed to compete in TGL. Each team in the league will feature four PGA Tour players, who compete in head-to-head and match play events.

TGL announced Thursday that McIlroy will compete alongside Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott and Tyrrell Hatton on Boston Common Golf, one of six teams in the league. Said McIlroy: “I’m thrilled to join Boston Common Golf and to be representing Boston and New England’s rich sports culture. TGL brings a unique dimension to the game, and I can’t wait to stand with Adam, Keegan, and Tyrrell as my teammates. It’s a fantastic opportunity that will offer us all a chance to build lasting connections and to foster regional pride that you don’t often see in the game of golf.”

The TGL opener will be at 9 p.m. EST Jan. 9. The TGL campaign will feature 15 regular-season matches leading into a postseason, airing on ESPN and ESPN2.

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