The TGL debut for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy has been pushed back to early 2025 due to the collapse of the dome scheduled to host the league. This decision was made after reviewing potential solutions, construction timelines, player schedules, and the sports television calendar. The made-for-television league was initially scheduled to begin in January of 2024 at the SoFi Center, but a partial power failure caused the dome to deflate. Fortunately, there were no injuries, and most of the technology was not impacted.
The six-team league will have weekly matches in an arena featuring a simulator about 20 times larger than a standard simulator and a “green zone” that allows a variety of shots to an adjustable putting surface. Both Woods and McIlroy expressed disappointment about the delay but are confident that the concept will come to life and be successful.
Woods, a believer in TGL, expressed his excitement for what the league can become for golf fans worldwide and is fully confident that the concept will become a reality. McIlroy, a co-founder of the league, stated that while the delay is disappointing, it will allow them to regroup, refocus, and return stronger.