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- Looks like TGL is postponed for a year 👀
Looks like TGL is postponed for a year 👀
GM. This is Easy Pars. The golf newsletter that doesn’t know anything about stadium roof construction.
Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
Rory McIlroy resigns from PGA Tour Policy Board.
We will have to wait longer for the TGL to start.
LIV’s free-agent season has started.
Rory resigns from PGA Tour Policy Board
For most people, being one of the best golfers in the world would typically take every single ounce of dedication and focus they can muster.
By looking at PGA Tour stats, it's easy to see how difficult it can be to stay at the top of the rankings for any period of time.
This is one of the reasons why Rory McIlroy is such an amazing talent. He’s managed to stay at the top of his game for all this time and doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down.
And if being the world’s number 2 wasn’t enough on his plate, he’s also a husband, father, investor, partner in the TGL, and until recently, a part of the PGA Tour Policy Board from which he recently resigned.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says Rory McIlroy has been 'instrumental in helping shape the tour' following McIlroy's resignation from the PGA Tour board 📝
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews)
Nov 15, 2023
TL, DR; Rory says he wants to focus on everything else he’s got going, like the TGL.
Also, he subtly mentioned that he still wasn’t OK…with how the PGA Tour/PFA deal was managed.
So there’s that too.
A big chunk of roof falling might be is a problem for the TGL
A big portion of the roof collapsed at the TGL future purpose-built stadium in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Early statements from the TGL point the finger at an overnight power outage that caused the air-supported dome to collapse.
So the ballon that was holding up the entire structure deflated and caused a big part of the roof to fall down.
The roof of the TGL’s SoFi Center has collapsed overnight leading to significant disruption to the construction of the arena.
A source says no-one was hurt, but the start of the TGL is likely to be delayed.
Thanks to @luckiestgolfer for the pic.
— Flushing It (@flushingitgolf)
Nov 15, 2023
The good news is that there were no injuries reported at the site.
The bad news is…the January 9th launch date of the TGL will be delayed…until early 2025!!
Thankful no one got hurt, but man that’s a lot of high-tech equipment to put under a seeming circus big top.
Looking for a new team? Now’s the time
This is the first time that LIV will go through its free agency/team-swapping process ahead of its 2024 season.
Being in a team that ranks well can make a big difference in LIV player’s bank account.
This is the reason why players don’t want to be left out and play as free agents since they would probably not enjoy the benefits of being part of a team.
However, this is how it gets interesting for the teams. Since these are the rules for signing new players.
They can sign a player who didn’t renew their contract with their existing team.
They can trade contracted players with another team.
They can sign an existing free agent.
They can sign an external player who was not a regular member of any 2023 LIV Golf team roster.
The 2024 LIV Golf transfer window explained 📝🔁
— LIV Golf (@livgolf_league)
Nov 16, 2023
Remember a few weeks ago when Phil Mickelson mentioned that his phone had been ringing non-stop from PGA Tour players?
This is probably why.
Meme of the Day
A member of the EasyPars team got a close look of the wreckage:
That’s it for today. We’ll go back to keeping our fingers crossed that the TGL can still go live sometime this year — and continue to be thankful no one was injured.