Add Boston Common Golf to the list of Boston’s professional sports teams. The TGL, a new high-tech indoor golf league, will launch on January 9 with teams from six different cities.
Ever so slowly, the league is dripping out news of players and teams that will compete in the 15-week season. Boston Common Golf, which is backed by Fenway Sports Group, was the first full roster announced this week, and it’s quite a collection of stars.
Keegan Bradley, the Woodstock, Vt., and Hopkinton, Mass., product will be the local representative for the squad. Bradley won the 2011 PGA Championship, and two of his teammates are also major winners. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, and Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, will join Bradley. The fourth player on the team is boisterous and outgoing Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, who was part of the winning Ryder Cup team in September in Rome.
The team’s mascot is a frog, invoking the Frog Pond in the center of Boston Common, a clever nod to a part of the city that hasn’t been represented in other local sports teams.