Liverpool FC Owners Buy Team In Tiger Woods And Rory McIlroy's TGL

Fenway Sports Group will front one of six teams in the upcoming league, serving the Boston and New England area

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in a practice round before the 2023 Masters
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods' TGL has revealed Fenway Sports Group has bought one of its teams
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The owners of Liverpool FC, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), have purchased one of the team’s that will feature in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TGL, which is due to start in January.

FSG, which is fronted by American businessmen John Henry and Tom Werner, has founded TGL Boston for the made-for-TV league, which will represent the Massachusetts city and New England region.

The news follows confirmation earlier in the month that TGL had sold the first of its six golf teams, Los Angeles Golf Club, to tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis O’Hainen ahead of the debut of the tech-based league.

As well as being owners of the English Premier League club, FSG had other sporting interests before its foray into the upcoming venture. The group is also the parent company of Boston Red Sox baseball team and Pittsburgh Penguins ice hockey team.

John Henry, whose Fenway Sports Group have bought one of TGL's teams

John Henry's Fenway Sports Group has bought a TGL team

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The owners of the new team, which will release its official name and logo later in 2023, said: “We are excited for this new journey as one of the six inaugural TGL teams in honor of a city whose love and passion for sports is unparalleled.

“Through this new, tech-focused version of the game, New England sports fans will soon have a team of world-class PGA Tour players to cheer for and redefine for this community what it means to play the game in the modern era.

“We owe tremendous thanks to Tiger, Rory, and Mike [co-founder McCarley] for creating this innovative new league and allowing us to be present at its creation. We are excited to reveal more details later this summer and fall when we’ll unveil an official name and team members who will represent this great city and region.”

TGL is being launched via Woods and McIlroy’s media and technology company TMRW Sports, and McCarley explained why the link-up with FSG is such a good fit. He explained: “Fenway Sports Group has been a believer in TMRW Sports from our first conversations and it’s fitting to welcome them as the next TGL ownership group with their acquisition of the Boston team.

“Boston sports fans are well-known for their passion and commitment to their teams, no matter the sport. The team at FSG is uniquely positioned to help build an expanding community for fans of golf and embracing that audience is foundational to the Boston’s TGL team’s mission. Their deep experience in owning and operating championship-level teams across MLB, Premier League and NHL is a testament to their commitment to excellence.”

Several high-profile players have already signed up to TGL, which will bring team matches combining live action with digital technology to prime-time TV, including Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Matt Fitzpatrick, Billy Horschel and Max Homa.

The action will see the six teams of three compete in a 15-match regular season, followed by playoffs and then a championship match.

Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.