March 26, 2024

LIV Golf star hands Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy dilemma after setback | Golf | Sport

Tyrrell Hatton’s switch to LIV Golf has left Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods with a dilemma on their hands, as they now need to find a new player to join their TGL roster.

McIlroy and Woods established the unique new indoor golf league that will kick off in January 2025, after it was pushed back a year because of damage to the stadium. Hatton was one of the players who had agreed to join, along with McIlroy, Keegan Bradley and Adam Scott as part of the Boston Common team last October.

But just over three months later, Hatton decided to jump ship to LIV Golf at the end of January, which meant his name was removed from the TGL roster altogether.

So now, Woods and McIlroy are searching for replacement, with two spots left open. Another space was left by fellow European Jon Rahm, who also chose to sign up with Greg Norman at LIV, having agreeing to a record-breaking deal last December.

Rahm said he was leaving TGL just a few weeks before he joined LIV, and has since established the Legion XIII team, joining forces with his Ryder Cup teammate Hatton. At first, Hatton seemed very keen on the idea of TGL and had agreed to join the Boston team, which is owned by Fenway Sports Group (FSG).

“Being a part of the Fenway Sports Group family through Boston Common Golf is truly surreal,” Hatton said in October.

“As a lifelong Liverpool FC fan, it’s a dream come true to be part of the same ownership group. This is an incredible opportunity to represent the spirit of excellence and winning that Fenway Sports Group embodies, and to play with some of the golfers I have admired throughout my career.”


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