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Atlanta Drive GC Unveils Star-Studded Roster for Inaugural TGL Season

Atlanta Drive GC Unveils Star-Studded Roster for Inaugural TGL Season

Key Points:

  • High-Caliber Additions: Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel, and Lucas Glover join Justin Thomas at Atlanta Drive GC.
  • New League, New Opportunities: Part of TGL, developed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Sports.
  • Launch Date: Set to commence in January 2024.

Atlanta Drive Golf Club (GC) proudly announces the addition of three esteemed golfers to its roster for the inaugural season of TGL, presented by SoFi. This new, tech-forward, primetime team golf league, developed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Sports in partnership with the PGA TOUR, is poised to redefine golf entertainment.

Elite Roster Completes Atlanta Drive GC Team

Joining the ranks of Atlanta Drive GC are the world’s fifth-ranked player, Patrick Cantlay, seven-time PGA TOUR winner Billy Horschel, and Lucas Glover, a six-time PGA TOUR champion. They will team up with the already announced Justin Thomas, marking a formidable lineup for Atlanta Drive GC.

Celebrating a New Era in Golf

Dick Sullivan, CEO of PGA TOUR Superstore and executive overseeing Atlanta Drive GC, expressed his excitement about the new team. He emphasized that these players embody the competitive spirit, consistency, and drive to win, aligning perfectly with the ethos of Atlanta Drive GC and AMB Sports and Entertainment.

Player Profiles

  • Patrick Cantlay: Hailing from Long Beach, California, Cantlay’s career is marked by a staggering 54-week reign as the top-ranked amateur, eight PGA TOUR wins, and a triumphant 2021 FedExCup victory. His consistent Top-10 OWGR ranking and an unblemished singles record in team events like the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup highlight his skill and tenacity.
  • Billy Horschel: A Floridian and University of Florida alumnus, Horschel’s career boasts seven PGA TOUR victories, including the 2014 FedExCup and 2014 TOUR Championship. His recent wins and consistent global rankings underscore his prowess on the golf course.
  • Lucas Glover: Glover, a Greenville, SC native and Clemson alumnus, has a career highlighted by a 2009 US Open win and 28 top-five finishes. His recent victories at the Wyndham Championship and FedEx St. Jude Championship, where he bested his new teammate Cantlay, showcase his competitive edge.

Anticipation for TGL

The players expressed their eagerness and honor in joining Atlanta Drive GC, looking forward to introducing an innovative golf format to Atlanta’s rich golf culture. Their collaboration with Arthur M. Blank’s AMB Sports and Entertainment promises a thrilling chapter in golf history.

Synchronizing with PGA TOUR Schedules

In forming the teams for TGL, careful consideration was given to ensure that the players’ participation in TGL is complementary to their PGA TOUR commitments. This synergy aims to maintain competitive balance and honor the uniqueness of each team and city.

The announcement of Atlanta Drive GC’s complete team lineup for TGL heralds a new chapter in golf, blending traditional skills with modern technological advancements. Set to launch in January 2024, the league promises to be a spectacle of talent and innovation, bringing a fresh dynamic to the sport.

Chip Greenway stands out in golf journalism with his passionate and knowledgeable perspective as a self-taught, part-time writer and full-time fan. His journey with golf started in childhood, leading to a deep passion that now fuels his unique fan-based approach to reporting on the sport. From his blog "Greenway’s Fairway," Chip offers detailed, heartfelt stories and analyses that resonate with golf enthusiasts, celebrating the sport's history and spirit. His articles, infused with his own playing experiences, are vivid and engaging, capturing the essence of golf beyond just the technicalities. Chip also contributes to his local golf community, promoting the sport's camaraderie. His work not only enriches golf journalism but also inspires a deeper appreciation of the game's cultural significance.

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