By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer
The next golf arena sure to get plenty of TV time is being built on a college campus in South Florida.
TMRW Sports said Tuesday it is building the venue for the high-tech golf league “TGL” on the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2023. TGL launches in 2024, a series of Monday night matches among six three-player teams in a tech-infused competition that lasts two hours.
TMRW Sports co-founders Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, along with Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, are the first players announced for TGL.
TGL is headed to Palm Beach! When @TGL tees off in 2024, the action is set to unfold at @PBStateCollege. Through our new partnership with the school, we’ll help deliver a comprehensive program of educational & professional growth opportunities. Learn more: https://t.co/nXXLIfGo8P pic.twitter.com/62IJWoLDcW
— TMRW Sports (@TMRWSports) December 13, 2022
Mike McCarley, another co-founder and former Golf Channel president, said the arena will be built on a 10-acre parcel of unused land. The partnership includes educational and recreational initiatives that will benefit Palm Beach State College students, along with offering paid internships and other opportunities for students in technology, hospitality and administrative services.
Woods and McIlroy live in the Palm Beach area.