The inaugural season of the tech-powered, team-based golf circuit was supposed to kick off in January at a new facility in Florida. However, due to damage to its planned venue, the inaugural season has been delayed until 2025. 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. The season was originally planned around participating players’ PGA Tour calendars and broadcast partner ESPN’s programming slate. 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.”
ESPN was also set to broadcast all of the events on Tuesday nights. 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.”
The TGL golf competition will involve six teams of four players in team-based events.