TMRW Sports – the brainchild of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy and widely seen as a response to Saudi-backed LIV Golf – has announced Lewis Hamilton as an investor.
TMRW’s Instagram account revealed Hamilton’s post on Tuesday, saying: ‘Coming TMRW: We’re ready to announce to our investors. center stage @lewishamilton’.
Woods and McIlroy joined forces in August, and through TMRW will launch a technology-focused golf tournament in 2024 that will operate in partnership with the PGA Tour.
Lewis Hamilton becomes an investor in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Sports
Woods (left) and McIlroy (right) will launch their technology stadium chain, TGL, in January 2024 as the fight against Saudi-funded Leaf Golf continues.
The rendering of the stadium where the three-star teams will compete on the PGA Tour on Monday nights
Set to compete against Monday Night Football, the 15-game regular season series will begin in January 2024 and will feature six teams of PGA Tour players facing off three-on-three to reach the semi-finals and final with “Boatload” of cash He is said to be ready to take it.
However, fans will see their favorite stars in an unfamiliar environment as each two-hour event will take place in a “data-rich virtual tournament complete with a short, technology-integrated game complex” in the stadium rather than the leafy fairways. Professionals are used to playing.
Each live shot within two hours will be shown live on prime-time television, but no announcer has yet been announced.
As for Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, the move marks another step in his growing portfolio of sports investments.
The 37-year-old owns a minority stake in the Denver Broncos and was also linked with a move to buy Chelsea last year, before Todd Boley eventually acquired the club from Russian owner Roman Abramovich.
Hamilton has previously criticized Saudi Arabia’s human rights records.
Woods and McIlroy (along with Exec Mike McCarley) announced TMRW Sports in August – which will work in partnership with the PGA Tour in the future.
Both Woods and McIlroy have been strong critics of LIV – McIlroy said he hates it
Last year, he said he felt uncomfortable competing in the country due to its repressive laws against the LGBT community.
Do I feel comfortable here? He said. “But it’s not my choice here, the sport has made the choice to be here.
While we are here it is important that we try to raise awareness. In the last race I saw the rainbow helmet I was wearing. I’ll wear that again here and at the next race [in Abu Dhabi] Because it is an issue.
If anyone wants to take the time to read what the law is for the LGBT+ community, this is pretty horrifying. There are changes to be made.
Woods and McIlroy’s tech-focused league is widely seen as a response to LIV – for which the duo, particularly McIlroy, have been highly criticized.
Hamilton previously wore a rainbow helmet to show his solidarity with the LGBT community
Hamilton, 37, has previously said he does not feel comfortable racing in Saudi Arabia
LIV Commissioner Greg Norman told Tucker Carlson in August that Woods had turned down an offer in the region of between $700 million and $800 million to join LIV, while McIlroy often spoke of hatred toward the setup and feeling betrayed by the players who joined him.
“If you believe in something, I think you should speak up, and I believe very strongly in that,” McIlroy said in August. I hate what you do in golf. I hate that. I really.’
Bryson DeChambeau – the player who gave up the PGA Tour for the LIV – said Woods has not spoken to him since making the move.
“We were pretty close and unfortunately didn’t talk, one day we’ll do it again, and I’m always open to having a conversation with anyone,” Deschamps said in July.
I don’t have a problem with that and I hope we can see it head on.