TGL – the techno golf league spearheaded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy – announced this afternoon its inaugural season will be delayed from January 2024 to early 2025.
Here’s the statement:
“On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a failure of the temporary power system and backup systems used during construction of the SoFi Center (in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.) caused the dome to deflate, which caused damage to the air-supported dome section of the site. There were no injuries, and most of the technology was not impacted.
Following discussions with key partners, including players, TGL’s six team-ownership groups, PGA TOUR leadership and its commercial partners, SoFi, ESPN and Palm Beach State College, the decision has been made to postpone the start of the TGL season until early 2025. This decision came after reviewing short-term solutions, potential construction timelines, player schedules and the primetime sports television calendar.
Despite this new timeline for the venue, TGL remains excited about the future of TGL and will continue to build excitement between now and the start of the season with players, fans and teams. TGL has begun to update plans and timelines and is confident that the extension will only improve delivery.’’
In a separate statement, Woods said:
“I’ve been a believer in TGL, and as the momentum has built this past year, I’m even more excited about what this can become for fans of the game all around the world. Although the events of last week will force us to make adjustments to our timelines, I’m fully confident that this concept will be brought to life by our great committed players.”
McIlroy, also in a separate statment, said the postponement brings “mixed feelings’’ of disappointment and excitement.
“Above all, we are happy that no one was injured. We are looking forward to the launch of TGL. Given the circumstances, while the delay is disappointing, the postponement will allow us to regroup, refocus and return stronger.”
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