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TGL delays launch until '25 after roof collapse

Field Level Media
21 Nov 2023, 06:19 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Greg Lovett-USA TODAY)

The TGL announced Monday it is pushing back the launch of its virtual golf competition to early 2025 due to damages sustained last week at its facility in Florida.

The air-supported dome roof at the SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., collapsed on Nov. 14 due to a power outage. No injuries occurred in the incident.

Action in the venture backed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy was supposed to begin on Jan. 9.

"This decision came after reviewing short-term solutions, potential construction timelines, player schedules and the primetime sports television calendar," read a statement from TGL. "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.

"We have begun to update plans and timelines and are confident that the extension will only improve our delivery."

The indoor TGL facility covers about 250,000 square feet, with players hitting their tee shots off grass into a 46-by-64-foot screen, with greens and bunkers also to be built. Seating will also be created for fans to attend matches.

Six teams are set to compete in the TGL: Los Angeles Golf Club, Atlanta Drive Golf Club, Boston Common Golf, Jupiter Links Golf Club, TGL New York and TGL San Francisco.

Woods is set to compete for Jupiter Links, while McIlroy will play for Boston Common.

--Field Level Media

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