Rory McIlory | SCREENSHOT: DP World Tour/youtube

The launch of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s simulator golf league could be delayed after damage to the air-supported dome at Palm Beach Gardens

The simulator golf league that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were launching was supposed to change the game forever. And while two of the greatest players of all time definitely have an intriguing concept to work with, they don’t currently have a facility. The air-supported dome at the league’s Palm Beach Garden’s home malfunctioned this week, causing delays in play.

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Tiger Woods | SCREENSHOT: PGA Tour/youtube

There were no injuries and no major damage reported inside the arena where 24 PGA Tour players are scheduled to face off in match play using a simulator screen and an adjustable putting surface.

The competition was set to start on Jan. 9, 2024, but it’s not clear if the technical difficulties at the state-of-the-art may cause that date to be delayed.

The parent organization, TGL, issued a statement regarding the damage.

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“At this time, while we assess the damage, it is too early to determine the impact on our timelines,” TGL’s statement read.

The golf simulator is located on the campus of Palm Beach State College and is a 250,000-square-foot venue that will hold approximately 1,600 spectators. With Woods and McIlroy leading the way, the upstart promotion has already drawn a lot of attention, so this setback was definitely an unfortunate occurrence for the group, who will still look to tee off sometime in early 2024.

The TGL was launched in August 2022 and is a made-for-TV league, produced by Woods and McIlroy’s TMRW Sports venture. Both golfers have committed to taking part in the competition, along with other PGA stars like Rickie Fowler, Wyndham Clark, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose, and several others.

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