The inaugural season of the tech-powered, team-based golf circuit 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. The season was originally planned around participating players’ PGA Tour calendars and broadcast partner ESPN’s programming slate. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the first event has been postponed by a year.
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. Rosalyn Durant, executive vice president of programming and acquisitions at ESPN, also commented that they have believed in TGL from the beginning and that this additional time will only make it better. She looks forward to launching the inaugural season on ESPN.
The TGL golf competition will involve six teams of four players in team-based events. ESPN was also set to broadcast all of the events on Tuesday nights.