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Roof collapse at TGL venue might delay opening

Jun 15, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; A view of a ball on the 10th green during a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The air-supported dome roof at the SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., set to become the home of the TGL virtual golf competition, collapsed Tuesday night because of a power outage.

No injuries occurred in the incident.

It is unclear whether the collapse will delay the scheduled opening of the Tiger Woods- and Rory McIlroy-backed TGL. Action is due to begin on Jan. 9, with 24 PGA Tour players taking place.

Woods and McIlroy’s company wrote in a statement, “An overnight failure to the temporary power system used during the construction phase caused deflation and damage to the air-supported dome section of the site.

“At this time, while we assess the damage, it is too early to determine the impact on our timelines. There were no injuries, and no technology was impacted. Other work on site is continuing.”

The indoor facility will cover around 250,000 square feet, with players hitting their tee shots off grass into a 46-by-64-foot screen, with greens and bunkers also to be built. Seating will also be created for fans to attend matches.

Six teams are set to compete in the TGL: Los Angeles Golf Club, Atlanta Drive Golf Club, Boston Common Golf, Jupiter Links Golf Club, TGL New York and TGL San Francisco.

Woods is set to compete for Jupiter Links, while McIlroy will play for Boston Common.

–Field Level Media

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