- PGA superstar Justin Thomas is announced as the lead player for Atlanta Drive GC in the inaugural season of the tech-advanced TGL starting January 2024.
- The new golf league, TGL, a brainchild of TMRW Sports and PGA TOUR, features a unique team-based format aiming to revolutionize televised golf.
- With a remarkable career, Justin Thomas brings a blend of youth, experience, and excitement as he commits to representing Atlanta and fostering the game’s growth.
Justin Thomas: The Forefront of Atlanta Drive GC in TGL
In a groundbreaking development, Atlanta Drive GC proudly announces the enlistment of PGA TOUR maestro Justin Thomas as the cornerstone of Atlanta’s squad for the premiere of a fresh, tech-driven, primetime team golf league. This novel venture, known as TGL (Team Golf League) and presented by SoFi, is set to hit the greens in January 2024. Thomas’ induction is the first among the four elite golfers to be unveiled soon, shaping Atlanta’s formidable lineup in this Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Sports initiative, in alliance with the PGA TOUR.
The Meteoric Rise of Justin Thomas
At a tender age of 30, Thomas’ golfing résumé is nothing short of stellar. Boasting two Majors, a FedEx Cup Championship, The PLAYERS Championship, and a coveted PGA TOUR Player of the Year Award, Thomas has etched his name among the golf elites. His early achievements also include being one of the mere six players in PGA TOUR’s annals to have clinched 15 victories and two Majors before hitting the 30-year milestone. His commendable record in Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup match play competitions, showcasing a similar format to TGL, stands at an impressive 15-6-3.
Thomas: A Legacy Rooted in Golf
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, and being the progeny of a PGA professional, golf runs through Thomas’ veins. With a collegiate top golfer title from the University of Alabama and a professional journey kicking off in 2013, Thomas’ career earnings have already soared past $54 million. Beyond the course, Thomas, an ardent sports aficionado and Alabama Crimson Tide superfan, now steps into a new realm as a key player for Atlanta Drive GC, set to spar in the TGL’s inaugural saga.
An Enthusiastic Endeavor: Thomas and Atlanta Drive GC
Embracing the ethos of Atlanta and aligning with Arthur Blank’s diverse sports venture, Thomas is all geared up to represent the city’s fervent fans in TGL’s unique format under Atlanta Drive GC. His pledge to strive for championships while having a blast on the course resonates with the sportsmanship spirit of Atlanta.
One of us. One of us. pic.twitter.com/AECcQgt20P— Atlanta Drive GC (@atlantadrivegc) October 31, 2023
A Vision Embraced: Atlanta Drive GC in TGL
Helmed by Dick Sullivan, CEO of PGA TOUR Superstore, Atlanta Drive GC mirrors the sporting zeal and values represented by Thomas, making him a perfect fit for the team. Under the broad spectrum of Arthur M. Blank’s AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE), Atlanta Drive GC is ready to take on the TGL’s first season with a blend of competition and camaraderie, promising a new era of golf entertainment.
The meticulous planning behind TGL ensures a harmonious schedule for players, complementing their PGA TOUR commitments. The inaugural season comprises 15 regular-season matches, culminating in a grand finale post the semifinals. With the first match slated for January 9, 2023, at the SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and broadcast rights secured with ESPN, the stage is set for a golfing spectacle like never before.