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Steve Cohen’s New York Golf Club gets star-studded roster for new Tomorrow’s Golf League



New York is about to have another sports franchise for which to root, beginning in 2025.

New York Golf Club’s four-player roster in the newly formed six-team TGL (which stands for Tomorrow’s Golf League) is set to be unveiled on Tuesday.

The Post has exclusively learned that the New York team, owned by Mets owner Steve Cohen and his Cohen Private Ventures, will include Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Westchester native Cameron Young and former U.S. Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick.

TGL was created by TMRW Sports, a venture formed by sports executive Mike McCarley along with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Its matches will take place inside the state-of-the-art SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The venue will have seating for fans to watch the golf live and the matches will be televised in prime time on ESPN with the players mic’d up.

Xander Schauffele is on the New York Golf Club’s four-player roster. Getty Images

“It’s going to be something that people have never seen before,’’ Schauffele told The Post. “The big goal is to grow the golf audience by giving everyone an insight into how we operate. It’s very personal and up-close and will be similar to what we do on the golf course. It’ll be more tech-forward, but similar to our sort of process that we try to do in tournament play.’’

If you’re a golf fan and your head is still spinning trying to sort out the PGA Tour and LIV Golf thing and what the sport’s landscape is going to look like in the future, this is something else to digest and learn.

What the product looks like when it begins in January and whether golf fans will embrace it remains to be seen. But the names involved are not exactly fly-by-night — not only in team ownership, which is a who’s who of household names, but the players on the teams.

Cohen, for one, obviously believes in golf, having gotten involved in the $3 billion Strategic Sports Group (SSG) investment into the PGA Tour. He, too, believes in TGL.

The New York Golf Club is owned by Mets owner Steve Cohen and his Cohen Private Ventures. Corey Sipkin for the NY Post

“Golf continues to grow in popularity and TGL offers an innovative take on the sport that will appeal to both traditional and new golf fans,’’ Cohen told The Post via email. “TGL’s primetime format and fast-paced style will allow fans to connect with their favorite golfers like never before, and I look forward to New York Golf Club bringing excitement to the tri-state area.’’

Schauffele, a California native who’s ranked No. 5 in the world, is looking forward to repping New York.

“New Yorkers, with the way they look at sports, their passion for golf is big just like it is in sports in general,’’ he said. “New York is crazy. The fans are crazy. I mean, how cool is it for me? I’m from the West Coast and we don’t really have a lot of New Yorkers running around here in California, that sort of share that passion for sports. It’ll be a treat for me to be in front of them.’’

The names involved with the other five teams are among the biggest in the game.

The Atlanta Drive GC, owned by Falcons owner Arthur Blank, consists of Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel and Lucas Glover.

Rickie Fowler will join Steve Cohen’s New York Golf Club roster. AP

The Boston Common GC, owned by Red Sox owner John Henry and his Fenway Sports Group (also SSG investors), consists of McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott with a fourth member to be announced.

The Jupiter Links GC, owned by Woods’ TGR Ventures and David Blitzer (76ers, Devils, Guardians, Commanders owner), is comprised of Woods and a remaining roster to be announced.

The Los Angeles GC, owned by a group that includes Alexis Ohanian, Serena and Venus Williams as well as limited partners the Antetokounmpo brothers, Alex Morgan and Michelle Wie West, is comprised of Tommy Fleetwood, Sahith Theegala, Collin Morikawa and Justin Rose.

TGL San Francisco led by a group that includes Stephen Curry, has not announced its roster yet.

Among the other players committed to TGL and not yet assigned a team are Wyndham Clark, Max Homa, Tom Kim, Min Woo Lee, Shane Lowry and Kevin Kisner.

“It’s definitely as good as it can get for us in golf to have that sort of investment from those team owners and different successful businesses,’’ Schauffele said.

Will it work?

“You never really know until you launch a product,’’ Schauffele said.

It does add intrigue to the ever-changing landscape of golf at the moment.

“We are just playing golf at the end of the day and we are just hitting a white golf ball, which is what we do for a living,’’ Schauffele said. “But I think that arena will be really cool. I think the fan experience will be really cool.’’

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