Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s virtual golf competition has been postponed one year, to the beginning of 2025, due to damage to its Florida facility.
However, those plans were postponed after the air-supported dome roof at the SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens collapsed due to a power outage.
The facility, which is about 250 000 square feet, was unharmed.
TGL stated in a statement that this choice was made after taking into account short-term solutions, potential construction timelines, player scheduling, and the primetime sports television schedule.
“We will continue to build excitement with our players, fans, and teams between now and the start of the season, despite this new timeline for the venue.”
The 24 PGA Tour players who have signed for the inaugural season include fifteen of the top 20 players in the world right now.
The TGL will feature six teams of four players. The Los Angeles, Atlanta Drive, Boston Common, Jupiter Links, New York, and San Francisco Golf Clubs are among them.
McIlroy will play for Boston Common, while Woods will compete for Jupiter Links.
Each event, which will take place at the Sofi Center and be broadcast live in the US with all participants wearing microphones, will last about two hours.
The 15-time major winner Woods stated: “Although the recent events will compel us to change our timelines, I’m completely confident that our great committed players will bring this idea to life.”
The postponement “brings mixed feelings of disappointment and excitement,” according to McIlroy.