Mets owner Steve Cohen buys Team Golf League franchise representing New York to start in 2024

Steve Cohen Mets Team Golf League
Steve Cohen (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets owner Steve Cohen has purchased a Team Golf League (TGL) franchise that will represent New York, his private ventures firm released in a statement on Thursday. 

The TGL is a new team-driven golf league developed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Sports in partnership with the PGA Tour. Teams will be comprised of PGA Tour stars across a season of matches that will begin in January 2024. 

”We’re excited to partner with TMRW Sports and represent New York as a founding TGL team,” Cohen said. “As golf continues to grow in popularity, there’s a demand for enhanced access to the sport and the world’s top players. TGL’s primetime schedule will offer an up-close, fast-paced, and innovative take on the sport that will appeal to traditional golf and new fans alike. We’re excited to be a part of TGL and build a team that makes New York proud.” 

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Tiger WoodsAP Photo/Eric Gay

There will be six teams in the TGL’s inaugural season with four of the six ownership groups having been revealed. 

TGL Atlanta is led by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, TGL Boston is owned by the Fenway Sports Group, and the Los Angeles Golf Club’s ownership includes Serena and Venus Williams along with Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers. 

Each team will consist of three golfers, who will partake in 15 regular-season matches followed by semifinal and final matches. It will be staged in a purpose-built arena in Palm Beach, FL on the campus of Palm Beach State College. 

Currently, 12 players — including five of the world’s top 10 — have committed to the TGL: Woods, McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler, and Billy Horschel.

Rory McIlroy The Masters
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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