Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton and Stephen Curry were among the global high-profile investors named Wednesday as financiers of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s technology golf venture to launch in 2024.
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Woods and McIlroy unveiled plans for their new company, TMRW Sports, in August.
TGL will feature golf shots of top players on a virtual layout in a custom venue in 18-hole, two-hour made-for-TV competitions. Six three-man teams compete in a regular season and in the playoffs from January 2024.
“Over the past year, we have assembled a team of investors who will help realize TMRW Sports’ mission to positively influence how sport is experienced in the future,” said Mike McCarley, co-founder and chief. executive officer of TMRW Sports.
Sports and entertainment icons who have invested in TMRW Sports include Williams, who switched from tennis after the US Open in September, and seven-time Formula 1 world champion Hamilton.
Curry and other NBA stars Chris Paul, Jayson Tatum and Andre Iguodala were investors, as were NFL quarterback Josh Allen and football stars Gareth Bale and Alex Morgan.
International investors included Andy Murray, Japanese baseball player Shohei Ohtani and Canadian ice hockey star Sidney Crosby.
Justin Timberlake was also named among TMRW Sports backers.
“We deliberately chose the diversity of expertise, thoughts and backgrounds when we mobilized this strategic group,” McCarley said.
The golf site will feature large screens for virtual tee shots and approaches and its own green area for chipping and putting.
McIlroy indicated that Woods, who turns 47 next month, planned to become one of the players in the new league.
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