Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy had big plans for their new golf league, TGL, but unfortunately, its debut season has been postponed until 2025 due to damage to the tournament venue. The collapse of the air-supported dome in Florida led to a power outage and severe damage that couldn’t be repaired in time for the initial 2024 start date.
The postponement has brought “mixed feelings of disappointment and excitement” for McIlroy, who expressed relief that no one was injured and announced that they are looking forward to regrouping and returning stronger for the new launch date.
The TGL is a tech-infused golf league featuring 18 of the world’s best golfers competing in events held in a custom-built arena in Florida. The format involves the use of golf simulators to provide a unique viewing experience, and the project has garnered support and funding from celebrity investors including Lewis Hamilton, Lebron James, and Justin Timberlake, among others.
The league has six teams, each consisting of four golfers, and will see matches comprising three players from each team competing in a 15-hole match. The season is set to include 15 regular season matches, with the top four teams advancing to semi-finals and finals.
The participating golfers include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Rickie Fowler, and many more, while the teams have been sold to private owners tied to US cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, New York, and San Francisco.
The initial match was set to start on 9 January 2024 and was scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN in the US, with UK streaming rights yet to be formally announced. Matches were planned to be aired on weeknights outside of regular PGA Tour tournaments to capture a new primetime audience. However, due to the postponement, fans will have to wait until 2025 for the TGL’s exciting debut.
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