Rory McIlroy firm valued at £400m attracts investment from ex-Rangers FC hero

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A former Rangers hero has joined an illustrious list of investors backing a new company co-founded by Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

TMRW Sports is set to launch a new tech-driven golf league next year and has been attracting interest from some of the biggest names in world sport.

Already backing the firm is NBA legend Steph Curry, tennis icon Serena Williams and seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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The list also includes Andy Murray, Gareth Bale, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber.

And it has also emerged that former Rangers star Maurice Edu is backing McIlroy's venture, alongside ex-Chelsea captain John Terry. Their names were included in the latest round of investment.

They have been confirmed as two of several 'cultural icons' who are backing the company, alongside the likes of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and former US soccer star Jozy Altidore.

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TMRW Sports was launched back in 2022 by McIlroy and Woods, alongside fellow co-founder Mike McCarley. It has already been valued at $500million (around £400m) ahead of the TGL teeing up next January.

It was back at the end of 2022 when Woods and McIlroy revealed the company alongside fellow co-founder, businessman Mike McCarley. One of the company's first ventures is the TGL which is a new golf competition which will run in partnership with the PGA Tour.

The TGL will see many of golf's biggest stars join teams and compete against each other on a virtual course. It was due to begin this year but was put back when damage was sustained to the tournament's venue in Florida.

A power outage led to damage of the air-supported dome section of the venue. McIlroy and Woods are among 24 PGA Tour players who have signed up for the team event, with games set to be held at the purpose-built SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Reflecting on the latest tranche of investment, TMRW Sports CEO McCarley said: .“As momentum has built for TMRW Sports’ vision to create modern media approaches to sports, we’re humbled by the enthusiasm within the investment community to support our efforts.

“We continue to forge partnerships with the best-in-class, which includes Dynasty Equity and Connect Ventures leading this investment round and a diverse spectrum of expertise and strategic perspectives across our full roster of investors.

“The combination of these relationships and resources will help serve as a springboard for further development and expansion, including the continued focus and growth of TGL presented by SoFi and fuelling future projects, including new partnerships with major global sports leagues.”

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