Wrestling mogul Vince McMahon announced today that he is entering the realm of professional golf by launching an “extreme” league called the XGL.
“Move over PGA — there’s a new game in town!” McMahon told a bevy of reporters at a press conference in Augusta, GA. “This ain’t your granddaddy’s golf league.”
McMahon said the XGL will feature “real golf played by real men,” and will eschew much of the tradition and etiquette typically associated with the sport.
Players and caddies will be outfitted with microphones that will pick up the on-course trash-talk. The hushed galleries normally seen at PGA tournaments will be replaced with tall bleachers full of screaming, chanting fans holding signs. Scantily clad cheerleaders will jump and gyrate along the edge of every fairway.
During a three-hole exhibition that followed the press conference, a masked Mexican golfer named El Trevino clobbered his rival, Tiger Jeet Woods, with a sand wedge before sinking a birdie putt. The crowd erupted into a chant of “This is golfing! (clap-clap-clapclapclap).”
McMahon declined to answer questions about whether the XGL would suffer the same fate as his failed football venture XFL, aside from saying “This is completely different.”