The start of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s participation in the TGL (The Golf League) has been delayed until early 2025 following last week’s collapse of the dome that was scheduled to host the league. According to a statement from TGL, the decision came after reviewing short-term solutions, potential construction timelines, player schedules, and the primetime sports television calendar.
The six-team league was set to begin on Jan. 9, 2024, at the SoFi Center, a custom-built arena on the campus of Palm Beach [Fla.] State College. However, a partial power failure last Tuesday caused the dome to deflate. “There were no injuries, and most of the technology was not impacted,” said a statement from TGL.
Despite this setback, both Woods and McIlroy expressed their excitement for what this league can become for fans of golf all over the world. In a 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.”
McIlroy added: “Given the circumstances, while the delay is disappointing, it will allow us to regroup and return stronger.”