TGL Virtual Golf League Inaugural Season Delayed to 2025
TGL, the virtual golf league started by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, will have its inaugural season delayed until 2025, the league announced on Monday.
This comes after failure of a temporary power system and backup system used for construction of the SoFi Center caused the dome to deflate and suffer damage on November 14.
No one was injured, and the technology was not affected, according to reports.
“The postponement brings mixed feelings of disappointment and excitement. Above all, we are happy that no one was injured. We are looking forward to the launch of TGL. Given the circumstances, while the delay is disappointing, the postponement will allow us to regroup, refocus and return stronger,” said McIlroy in a statement.
The league was originally supposed to start in January of 2024 with six teams, including a Boston team.
“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. Although the events of last week will force us to make adjustments to our timelines, I’m fully confident that this concept will be brought to life by our great committed players,” added Woods.
ESPN will remain a media-partner of the league and own broadcast rights.
“We are partners with TGL and fully support their decision. We have believed in them and their vision from the beginning, and that has not changed. The additional time to plan, test and rehearse will only make it better. We look forward to launching the inaugural season on ESPN,” said Rosalyn Durant, ESPN Exec. VP of Programming and Acquisitions.
There is no official date yet set for the season to begin.