Rickie Fowler Turns Savior For Tiger Woods’s TGL Amid Multiple Setbacks

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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s new-generation TGL Golf seems unstoppable. Despite its postponement to January 2025, the technology-driven league’s motivation to grow further seems impossible to curb. In a new announcement, it has been revealed that the addition of its sixth squad has come to light.

This latest team will be called the New York Golf Club and will have the PGA Tour’s famous poster boy, Rickie Fowler, as its star player. Apart from Fowler, the NY Golf Club will feature talented stars like Matt Fitzpatrick, Xander Schauffele, and the avid New Yorker, Cameron Young.

This newly-formed team is owned by Cohen Private Ventures, which tracks back to Steve Cohen, who is also the owner of the New York Mets. According to Cohen, “TGL’s primetime format and fast-paced style will allow fans to connect with their favorite golfers like never before.”

Moreover, the NYGC also revealed its official logo and it features the New York State’s Eastern Bluebird, a common sight on golf courses, inside a circle, which is a tribute to the city’s subway circles. It also creatively represents the dynamic swinging club in the form of a wing with four grooves, which is expected to represent the four talented players on the team’s roster. So what do these talented ‘four grooves’ of the New York Golf Club have to say about embarking on this new-age journey?

Rickie Fowler and Co.’s reaction to becoming a part of the NYGC

The handpicked team has a selection of extremely skilled golfers. Headlining the roster is Rickie Fowler, who has an incomparable experience of team golf in the form of being a part of “five U.S. Ryder Cup teams, three U.S. Presidents Cup teams, one World Cup, Walker Cup, and Palmer Cup teams from his time as an amateur player.”

Upon the team’s announcement, Fowler said, “It is an incredible opportunity to represent one of the greatest cities in the world, and I look forward to competing in 2025.” But he was not the only teammate expressing their happiness.

Xander Schauffele, who has 7 PGA Tour wins to his name and is ranked at No. 5, said, “I’ve built my career on a foundation of hard work, grit, and determination, which couldn’t better reflect the people of New York City. It’s a true honor to both grow the game and represent this incredible city.”

Additionally, while Matt Fitzpatrick, the 2023 RBC Heritage champ, expressed his onboarding with the NY-based team as an “incredible experience,” New York native Cameron Young described the opportunity as “surreal” and also remarked on how he envisions the future of their team. He said, “Alongside Rickie, Xander, and Matt, I am confident we are going to be a highly competitive team in the upcoming TGL season.”

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