The purpose-built venue for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy's new golf league, TGL, collapsed during storms, leading to a postponement of the league's launch until 2025.
Why it matters
The postponement of the TGL launch is significant as it affects the plans of top golfers and the PGA Tour. It highlights the challenges of organizing innovative sporting events and the impact of unforeseen circumstances.
What the papers say
The Independent says the postponement will allow the organizers to regroup and return stronger. The Guardian highlights the damage caused by a power cut and the decision to postpone the league after discussions with key partners. The Times mentions the disappointment for Woods, McIlroy, and the PGA Tour, emphasizing the impact on their plans.
How we got here
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy announced the launch of TGL in August 2022, aiming to provide an alternative viewing experience to traditional golf tournaments. The league had partnered with the PGA Tour and had signed up several high-profile players.
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Rory McIlroy MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, having spent over 100 weeks in that position during his career.
Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men's major championships and also holds numerous golf records.