PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A sports business co-founded by two Palm Beach County-based PGA Tour members is partnering with Palm Beach State College to build a venue for their new high-tech golf league.
TMRW Sports, co-founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, announced plans Tuesday to construct a facility on the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College that will serve as the inaugural home of the upstart TGL golf league.
"It's going to be the most technologically advanced golf production," Tom Veit, senior vice president of venue and events for TMRW Sports, said. "It's a combining of virtual and real world of golf with the top PGA Tour golfers."
Palm Beach State College recently signed off on the agreement to transform the 10-acre parcel of currently unused land into the future home of TGL, which is expected to begin play in 2024.
"As a part of our partnership, that means we will be expanding our IT programming and our IT security programming, expanding our innovation programming as it relates to IT," Dr. Ava Parker, president of Palm Beach State College, said. "Because of all the cool forward things they will do as part of this engagement."
TGL's inaugural season is slated for January 2024 with a 15-match regular season, followed by the playoffs and a championship match. The league will launch with six teams, each consisting of three PGA Tour golfers, playing on Monday nights. Woods and McIlroy have already committed to play.
Construction is expected to begin in 2023.