FSG Acquires New Golf Team for Virtual League
FSG, the sports group based in Boston, is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of a new golf team in the industry. The team will be a part of the newly established TGL, a virtual golf league created in collaboration with professional golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, in partnership with the PGA Tour. This initiative aims to attract new and younger sports audiences to the game of golf, and the TGL matches will kick off on January 9th.
John Henry and Tom Werner, the co-founders and CEOs of FSG, expressed their excitement for the launch of this new venture. In a statement, they said, "As one of the six TGL teams, we are thrilled about this new journey, and the passion this city has for sports is unparalleled. Through this new technologically-driven competition, New England sports fans will soon have a world-class PGA Tour player team to cheer for and redefine the meaning of the game in the modern era."
According to reports from Sky Sports, the matches have been postponed for 12 months, now set to take place in January 2025. This decision was made after consultation with all six team owners, with FSG being one of them.
Reacting to the postponement, golf star Rory McIlroy, who is part of the TGL, expressed mixed emotions. In an interview with ESPN, he said, "The delay brings about a mix of disappointment and excitement. The most important thing is that no one is getting hurt. While it's disappointing in this situation, the delay will allow us to regroup, refocus, and come back stronger."
FSG seems committed to diversifying their investment portfolio, with ownership of Major League Baseball team Boston Red Sox and National Hockey League team Pittsburgh Penguins, as well as Liverpool FC and now the new golf franchise. Despite the rumors, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner denied FSG's interest in Anfield Club, but only time will tell in this situation.