TMRW Sports, a tech-focused sports venture backed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, has announced that they have postponed the inaugural season of their TGL golf competition until 2025. The opening event of the tech-powered, team-based circuit was scheduled to take place in January at a purpose-built facility under construction in Florida. However, due to a failure of a temporary power system and backup systems, the dome-based roof deflated and exposed the structure to weather damage. While most of the underlying technology at the venue remained unaffected, the damage added further stress to an already ambitious schedule.
The inaugural season had been planned around participating players’ PGA Tour calendars and broadcast partner ESPN’s programming slate. A short delay would have caused chaos, as the Masters, the first major event of the season, is held in April while ESPN has other commitments such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs. With primetime coverage in the US and involvement from some of the world’s best players being crucial for TGL’s success, all parties involved have decided to delay the first event by a year.
“We are disappointed with the delay but thankful that no one was injured and grateful for the overwhelming support from our athletes, teams, Palm Beach State College and business partners,” said Mike McCarley, CEO of TMRW Sports. “Their steadfast belief in our success and their alignment with our decision to postpone will allow us to regroup and return with our best product possible at our preferred time on