TGL Delay: Reactions of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods

"I’m fully confident that this concept will be brought to life by our great committed players"- Woods said

by Sead Dedovic
TGL Delay: Reactions of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods
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TGL co-founders Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods reacted to the announcement of a year-long delay for the tech-integrated league due to significant damage to its purpose-built arena dome. Rory McIlroy has been looking forward to the launch of this project.

Yet, in a recent media interview, he highlighted that ensuring everyone's safety is the top priority. He sees this as a crucial lesson and believes they'll emerge stronger from this experience. "The postponement brings mixed feelings of disappointment and excitement.

Above all, we are happy that no one was injured. We are looking forward to the launch of TGL. Given the circumstances, while the delay is disappointing, the postponement will allow us to regroup, refocus and return stronger”.

- Rory McIlroy said, as quoted by!

Tiger Woods' statement

From day one, Woods firmly believed in the project and that it would do great things. He didn't think for a single moment to give up on this project.

Now that things are not exactly ideal, Woods is ready to do everything to ensure a safe tournament with many top names. They will have to be patient and wait for a while, but it is certain that TGL will cause positive reactions!

“I’ve been a believer in TGL, and as the momentum has built this past year, I’m even more excited about what this can become for fans of the game all around the world. Although the events of last week will force us to make adjustments to our timelines, I’m fully confident that this concept will be brought to life by our great committed players”.

- Woods said. TGL has also issued a statement. They explained their decision regarding the postponement and expressed optimism for the future of TGL.
"The decision came after reviewing player short-term solutions, potential construction timelines, player schedules and the primetime sports television calendar.

Despite this new timeline for the venue, we remain excited about the future of TGL and will continue to build excitement between now and the start of the season with our players, fans and teams. We have begun to update plans and timelines and are confident that the extension will only improve our delivery."

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