The tech-centric golf league, founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, is delaying its launch until early 2025.
TGL spoke about the recent damage to the venue it is building to host events once the performance begins.
“This decision came after reviewing short-term solutions, potential construction timelines, player schedules and the timing of prime-time sports broadcasts,” the company said. “Despite this new timeline for the venue, we remain excited about the future of TGL and will continue to build excitement between now and the start of the season with our players, fans and teams.”
TMRW Sports, co-founded by Woods, McIlroy and Mike McCarley, announcement in August 2022, he joined the PGA Tour for TGL. The team competition will feature a number of top stars competing in a specially designed indoor arena.
TGL had initially set a launch date of January 2024, formalize its format in October.
These plans ran into a major problem when the arena roof collapsed unexpectedly last week. TGL said Monday that while “most of the technology was unaffected,” a review of the aftermath showed the amount of work the repairs would require.
A new business of this magnitude cannot afford to stumble. Even if TGL had managed to hold an abbreviated 2024 season, the company hinted at potential issues in terms of player availability and TV coverage that could have hurt the show.
Even before the roof collapsed, Golf summaryIt is Joel Beall raised a number of underlying concerns and questions with TGL, as the inaugural season was months away from starting.
Regrouping and waiting another year allows TGL to make the biggest noise possible.