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TIGER WOODS & RORY MCILROY’S TMRW SPORTS ANNOUNCE TGL, A NEW TECH-INFUSED GOLF LEAGUE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PGA TOUR AUG 24, 2022

TGL will Feature Teams of PGA TOUR Stars in Primetime League from Purpose-Built Venue Woods & McIlroy Committed to Compete August 24, 2022 - (ATLANTA): Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy's TMRW Sports today announced TGL, a new tech-infused golf league in partnership with the PGA TOUR. TGL will showcase team matches fusing advanced tech and live action from a custom-built venue in primetime on Monday nights, which will complement the current PGA TOUR schedule. Woods and McIlroy are the first two golfers committed to compete and the league's inaugural season will kick off in January 2024. The announcement was made today by Woods, McIlroy, and TMRW Sports CEO and founder Mike McCarley. TGL, the golf league of TMRW Sports, will feature: * Teams: Six teams of three PGA TOUR players; * Tech-Infused Venu: A first-of-its-kind experience for golf enabled by a data-rich, virtual course complete with a tech-infused, short-game complex; * Tech-Enabled Fan Experience: High-energy, greenside fan experience with every shot live within a 2-hour, primetime televised match; * Season: 15 regular season Monday night matches followed by semifinals and finals matches, kicking off in January 2024 Woods said: “TGL is the next evolution within professional golf, and I am committed to helping lead it into the future. Embracing technology to create this unique environment gives us the ability to move our sport into primetime on a consistent basis alongside so many of sports' biggest events. As a big sports fan myself, I'm excited about blending golf with technology and team elements common in other sports. We all know what it's like to be in a football stadium or a basketball arena where you can watch every play, every minute of action unfold right in front of you. It's something that inherently isn't possible in traditional golf — and an aspect of TGL that will set it apart and appeal to a new generation of fans.” McIlroy said: “I have the utmost respect for the game of golf, and the TGL, while...

FIRST LOOK AT THE ALL-NEW STEALTH DRIVER

  Welcome to the Carbonwood Age. Chris Trott is here with an in-depth first look at the new Carbonwood™ Stealth Driver, to talk about how that 60x Carbon Twist Face performs, feels, sounds and looks.   The evolution of driver materials has reached a new plateau with TaylorMade’s family of Stealth Carbonwood™ drivers. The journey to this point began more than 20 years ago, as engineers pushed the limits of materials starting with steel and moving into titanium. In this era, we’ve reached the pinnacle of performance with titanium faced drivers – effectively maxing out results in terms of distance, ball speed and forgiveness. Carbon allows engineers to unlock a new frontier of driver performance, and it starts with the 60X Carbon Twist Face. Overall, it is 44% lighter than an equivalent titanium face, while also being 11% larger than SIM2 and SIM2 Max drivers and nearly 20% larger than 2020 SIM driver. Sixty layers of carbon fiber are systematically arranged to optimize energy transfer to deliver fast ball speeds over a large area for distance and forgiveness. Michelle Penney, our very own expert product engineer, breaks down precisely how 60X Carbon Twist Face provides better energy transfer. “Upon impact, a golf ball both compresses and propels forward off the face. The lighter the face, the less energy is lost to ball compression - leaving more energy to be applied to ball propulsion or ball speed. This is what we mean by a more efficient energy transfer, and this is what separates Stealth from any driver we’ve ever made and any current driver on the market right now.” - Michelle Penney, Product Engineer, TaylorMade Golf To make this work, a special nanotexture cover is needed to enclose the face. The polyurethane cast is used to fine tune launch and spin to optimize total distance regardless of playing conditions. Without it, the driver face would lack the texture and scorelines needed to produce the ideal friction...