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‘Fully Confident’: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy Remains Surprisingly Unfazed After TGL tragically Gets Pushed to 2025

Published 11/20/2023, 7:16 PM EST

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Things have taken a harsh U-turn, and the golf world has now witnessed the delay of one of the most anticipated events of the upcoming season, TGL. News about Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s tech-savvy League being postponed to 2025 has, of course, been a hard pill to swallow for the fans and all other anticipators—and reactions from each corner have been different. 

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Amid this buster, the founders’ approach towards the postponement has turned some heads. Woods and McIlroy have made some statements regarding the 2025 push, and their positive attitude towards the whole caboodle has taken the golf world by surprise. 

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After announcing the 2025 postponement of the scheduled 2024 TGL events, a slew of statements have been posted by the “Key TGL Constituents”—Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Anthony Noto CEO Sofi, Rosalyn Durant ESPN VP. In these statements, Woods and McIlroy have expressed how they feel about this push of the League and what their hopes are for the future. 

“I have been a believer in TGL, and as the momentum has built this past year, I am even more excited about what this can become for the fans of the game all around the world,” Woods remarked in his statement, his expectations from TGL. Bringing in what 2025 holds in its hands for the golfer’s brainchild, the player added, “Although the events of last week will force us to make adjustments to our timeline, I am fully confident that this concept will be brought to life by our great committed players.”


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McIlroy’s words have been a beacon of optimism on the fairways. The golfer, in his statement, has expressed his inner turmoil related to what has been happening with TGL. “The postponement brings mixed feelings of disappointment and excitement…We are looking forward to the Launch of TGL.” The PGA Tour Champion has mentioned that the delay has been disappointing, as expected, but nonetheless, the push will allow the TGL team to “regroup, refocus and return stronger.” 


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While Woods and McIlroy have been pretty upbeat with their approach, the backend damage caused has left the fans bewildered. To contextualize the scale of intensity, here’s a look at the events from last week. 

Deflated dreams: The SoFi Center setback and TGL’s 2025 comeback 


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Last week, in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, excitement buzzed like a well-struck golf ball in anticipation of the TGL’s grand debut. The stage was set; the players were ready, and fans were on the edge of their seats, but fate had other plans. The SoFi Center, the chosen battleground for Woods and McIlroy’s grand golf spectacle stood damaged and deflated. The very arena designed to host full-swing golf shots into a colossal simulator screen suffered a catastrophic blow—a failure in the temporary power system that led to the downfall.

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After the unfortunate incident, discussions echoed among key players and partners, and SoFi, ESPN, and Palm Beach State College weighed their sides leading to the decision to reschedule the season start to 2025—based on factors such as ESPN’s television obligations, player scheduling conflicts, and construction timelines. 


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As the sun sets over Palm Beach Gardens, the promise of 2025 looms on the horizon. The TGL, deflated but not defeated, gears up for a comeback. Irrespective of the chaos, the echoes of disappointment will soon fade and will be replaced by the cheers of delayed wins—a story told on the green once more.

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Maheen Sajjad


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I am Maheen Sajjad, a golf writer at EssentiallySports. I blazed through the ranks of the ES recruitment drive and made it to the team with my credible journalistic abilities. In the past, I served as an editor for my college department newsletter.
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