Jon Rahm backs out of upstart TGL venture

League: Golf

Posted on: 02 Nov, 2023 at 03:14 PM

Credit: Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Reigning Masters champion Jon Rahm is no longer affiliated with TGL, the simulator golf league launched by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Rahm, the two-time major champion and current No. 3 golfer in the world, joined Justin Thomas as the first two players to sign up for the league in November 2022. On Thursday, the 28-year-old Spaniard said he elected to bow out.

"I am sad to confirm that I will not be participating in the first TGL season," Rahm wrote on Twitter. "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!"

TGL officials confirmed the move as well.

"Jon is one of the most talented players in the game and we will miss him during the inaugural TGL season," TGL officials said in a statement. "We understand that players have to balance a lot of different facets of their professional and personal lives and respect Jon's choice and wish him well. TGL will name a new player to fill the 24-player roster soon."

--Field Level Media