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Giannis Antetokounmpo (yes, that Giannis Antetokounmpo) is now part owner of a TGL golf team

August 31, 2023

We’re still a couple of months from the January 2024 launch of TGL—Tiger Woods’ and Rory McIlroy’s virtual-golf thunderdome—but the league has already hoovered up star power from across the sports world. Fenway Sports Group, owners of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C., have signed on for a Boston franchise. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank will head up the ATL outpost. But the biggest names are out in La La Land, where Venus and Serena Williams will take the reins of Los Angeles Golf Club (not to be confused with Los Angeles Country Club).

That's pretty impressive, but the Williams sisters are now getting a little extra paint protection from the one and only Greek Freak, who has signed on as a part owner of LAGC.

OK, so the swing could use some work, but Milwaukee Buck superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo—like Michael Jordan, J.R. Smith and, um, Charles Barkley—is bringing some serious athletic pedigree with him. Two NBA MVPs and a Larry O’Brien trophy to be exact.

“We want to make golf our own and for everybody,” Giannis said of his decision to invest in the upstart golf league. “We couldn’t be more excited to shape the future of this sport.”

There’s no word yet on which players will tee it up for LAGC on Monday nights this winter, but there’s no doubt they’ll leave a BIG mark on TGL and golf as a whole. Giannis is 6’ 11” after all …