Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Niall Horan buys stake in Rory McIlroy’s virtual golf league

Niall Horan has invested in Rory McIlroy’s new virtual golf league as reported by last weekend’s Sunday Times.

The former One Direction member has bought a stake in the Boston Common Golf team who will compete in the TGL Golf league. Niall is friends with the Northern Ireland athlete and caddied for him at the 2015 Masters.

McIlroy is a member of the team alongside Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott and Keegan Bradley. Golf meets technology in TGL which is owned by TMRW Sports which counts McIlroy and Tiger Woods among its co-founders.

The new league was announced on the PGA Tour in August 2022 and was due to launch at the SoFi Center in Palm Beach Florida in January. A power cut meant the dome deflated, leaving McIlroy in the bunker with the launch delayed to 2025. Simple setbacks with serious consequences are par for the course in big business. TGL will feature six teams of three PGA Tour players competing over 18 holes on a virtual course.

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