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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy golf league fills out final roster spot with another top 15 golfer

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With less than seven months before TGL launches in Palm Beach Gardens, the interactive golf league headed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy has filled its final roster spot.

Japanese legend Hideki Matsuyama was announced Tuesday as the fourth member of Boston Common Golf, joining Jupiter’s McIlroy, Keegan Bradley and Adam Scott. Matsuyama, ranked No. 12 in the world, replaces Tyrrell Hatton, who vacated his spot on the team after joining LIV Golf.

The team, owned by Fenway Sports Group, includes golfers from Japan, Northern Ireland, the United States and Australia.

Jun 13, 2024; Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA; Hideki Matsuyama plays his shot from the third tee box during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Katie Goodale-USA TODAY SportsJun 13, 2024; Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA; Hideki Matsuyama plays his shot from the third tee box during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Katie Goodale-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 13, 2024; Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA; Hideki Matsuyama plays his shot from the third tee box during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Katie Goodale-USA TODAY Sports

Matsuyama, 32, is a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour, including the 2021 Masters. He captured this year’s Genesis Invitational and was sixth at the U.S. Open.

Fenway Sports Group, headed by founders John Henry and Tom Werner, owns the Boston Red Sox, NASCAR’s RFK Racing, the Premier League’s Liverpool franchise and the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

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TGL, owned by TMRW Sports Group, is scheduled to launch its inaugural season Jan. 7 in prime time on ESPN. The league will be played at a venue being built on the campus of Palm Beach State College.

TGL has amassed an impressive roster of 24 PGA Tour stars, including 10 of the top 15 in the current Official World Golf Ranking. All but five are among the top 50 golfers in the world.

TGL rosters

Atlanta Drive Golf Club: Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel, Lucas Glover.

Bay Golf Club: Ludvig Aberg, Wyndham Clark, Min Woo Lee, Shane Lowry.

Boston Common Golf: Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama.

Jupiter Links Golf Club: Tiger Woods, Max Homa, Tom Kim, Kevin Kisner.

Los Angeles Golf Club: Tommy Fleetwood, Sahith Theegala, Collin Morikawa, Justin Rose.

New York Golf Club: Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele, Cameron Young, Matt Fitzpatrick.

Tom D’Angelo is a senior sports columnist and golf writer for The Palm Beach Post. He can be reached at tdangelo@pbpost.com.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy golf league adds Japanese legend Hideki Matsuyama

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