The inaugural season of the tech-powered, team-based golf competition TGL has been delayed until 2025 due to damage to its planned venue. The structure’s roof deflated due to a failure of the temporary power system and backup systems, leading to weather damage.
The delay in the inaugural season has caused more pressure on its ambitious schedule, which was originally planned around participating players’ PGA Tour calendars and broadcast partner ESPN’s programming slate. The decision has been made to delay the first event by a year, causing disappointment.
TMRW Sports chief executive Mike McCarley stated, “Their steadfast belief in the success of TGL and their alignment with the decision to postpone the inaugural season will allow us to regroup and return with the best product possible at our preferred time on the sports calendar.”
Rosalyn Durant, executive vice president of programming and acquisitions at ESPN, also commented, “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.”