The inaugural season of the tech-powered, team-based 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 that their steadfast belief in the success of TGL and their alignment with the decision to postpone the inaugural season will allow them to regroup and return with the best product possible at their preferred time on the sports calendar.
ESPN also expressed disappointment about the delay but believes that it will provide an opportunity for additional planning, testing, and rehearsals, which will make it better for launching the inaugural season on ESPN. Rosalyn Durant, executive vice president of programming and acquisitions at ESPN stated that they have believed in TGL since its inception and that this belief hasn’t changed.
The TGL golf competition will involve six teams of four players in team-based events. The first event is set to take place next year after being delayed by a year due to unforeseen circumstances.