The new tech-infused TGL golf league, founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, has postponed its debut by one year. According to the league’s officials, the damage to the dome portion of the arena at Palm Beach State College cannot be repaired in time for the planned January 9 debut. Instead of rushing to have a partial schedule next year, owners and other key partners believe it is best to wait until 2025 to ensure that everything is done correctly. Woods and McIlroy are co-founders in TMRW Sports, the entertainment group that created TGL for 24 top players in an indoor arena.
In other sports news, Sergio Dest forced the United States to play a man short following a pair of yellow cards in a dispute with the referee during a Copa America qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago on Monday night. Despite losing 2-1, the Americans qualified for next year’s tournament by winning the total-goals series, 4-2. Antonee Robinson scored in the 25th minute of the CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal, while Dest received both yellow cards in the 39th minute. Trinidad scored goals from Reon Moore and Alvin Jones, who also scored in the 2-1 win six years ago that ended the U.S.’s streak of seven World Cup appearances. U.S. captain Tim Ream revealed that there were “choice words” for Dest at halftime. “Not too many things I can say here publicly that we said privately,” Ream said. “It’s a complete lack of respect for guys on the bench, on the field.” The U.S.’s men’s national soccer team finished their year with an impressive record of 11 wins, four losses, and three draws despite this setback in qualifying for Copa America