McIlroy Joins Boston Common Golf Roster and Symphony Ventures Joins Fenway Sports Group
Renowned Golfer Rory McIlroy to Represent Boston Common Golf and New England’s Sports Culture
Professional golfer Rory McIlroy, co-founder of TGL’s parent company TMRW Sports, has been included in the roster of Boston Common Golf. This announcement coincides with the news that McIlroy’s venture capital company, Symphony Ventures, has joined Fenway Sports Group as the franchise’s owners.
In a press release, McIlroy expressed his excitement about joining Boston Common Golf and representing the rich sports culture of Boston and New England. As one of the few players to have won four majors by the age of 25, McIlroy sees this opportunity as a chance to build lasting connections and foster regional pride in the game of golf.
Other Notable Players and Jon Rahm’s Absence
Alongside McIlroy, Tiger Woods is also a co-founder of TMRW Sports. Other notable players waiting to be placed on rosters of the five other teams include Matt Fitzpatrick, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, and Patrick Cantlay.
However, one player missing from the list is Jon Rahm, who was previously a participant in TGL. Rahm’s sudden absence from the TGL website has sparked speculation among golf insiders about his potential departure from the PGA Tour for LIV Golf. While the details remain unknown, Rahm’s unexplained departure is seen as a setback for TGL, which is scheduled to begin play on January 9.
John Henry’s Praise for the Quartet
John Henry, the principal owner of Fenway Sports Group (FSG), which also owns the Red Sox, Liverpool, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, praised the quartet of McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton, Keegan Bradley, and Adam Scott. Henry commended their extraordinary list of accolades as individuals and emphasized their potential for success as a group in this groundbreaking venture.
TGL Format and Roster Announcements
The Tournament Golf League (TGL) will consist of six teams, each using three players in their five regular season matches. Four teams will qualify for the postseason. All games will be played at the SoFi Center, a venue currently under construction in Palm Beach, Florida. The SoFi Center will feature a virtual long game and a shape-shifting green for the short game, accommodating 1,600 fans.
As of Thursday morning, only a few roster appointments have been announced, including Justin Thomas for Atlanta Drive GC and Collin Morikawa for LAGC, Los Angeles’ team. The team names for New York and San Francisco are yet to be revealed, and one franchise is still awaiting announcement.
Press Conference and Appreciation
The four golfers, McIlroy, Hatton, Bradley, and Scott, will appear at a press conference at Fenway Park on Monday. John Henry, expressing his gratitude, acknowledged Rory McIlroy’s partnership with Sean O’Flaherty of Symphony Ventures, emphasizing their indispensable role in building Boston Common Golf. Henry considers it an honor and privilege to share this path with Symphony Ventures and Fenway Sports Group.