The inaugural season of the TMRW Golf League (TGL), a digital golf league that may start on January 9, has suffered a major casualty, the Augusta Masters champion, Jon Rahm.
The Spaniard was one of many key gamers on this undertaking launched by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, however the Spanish participant has commented on social networks that he couldn’t provide the extent of dedication required this 12 months.
“I’m unhappy to substantiate that I cannot be taking part within the first season of TGL,” Rahm confirmed on Twitter.
“Whereas I nonetheless assume it is an excellent alternative, at the moment it might require a degree of dedication that I can not provide.
“Better of luck to all concerned and should one of the best group win!”
TGL has already eliminated all references to the ‘Lion of Barrika’ on its web site and has issued an announcement confirming he will not be taking part.
“Jon is without doubt one of the most proficient gamers and will probably be missed in the course of the inaugural TGL season.
“We perceive that gamers must stability many various sides of their skilled and private lives and we respect Jon’s selection and want him nicely,” the TGL assertion learn.
How will TGL be set out?
The Basque’s absence comes simply a few days after the TGL competitors format was revealed.
Though every day will see two groups play 15 digital holes in opposition to a display screen (9 in alternate shot format and 6 singles), a complete of six groups will participate within the league (24 gamers).
The length of the matches is 2 hours and it’ll all happen in a purpose-built venue in Palm Seaside Gardens.
The truth that ‘Rahmbo’ resides in Arizona could have been an enormous handicap for him. As well as, his schedule not solely contains tournaments on the PGA Tour but in addition on the DP World Tour.