Tiger Woods TGL SoFi golf center deflates in South Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A massive white dome slated for a new golf venture by Tiger Woods partially deflated this week because of a Tuesday night power outage at the site.

Workers at the planned SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens then deflated the rest of the air-supported dome, which will remain down while work is performed to repair it. working pod

There were no injuries and no damage to technology at the 250,000-square-foot dome. When completed, the center will hold nearly 2,000 people.

The SoFi Center, on the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College, will be home to TGL. The new golf league by Woods and Rory McIlroy blends technology with in-person golf.

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A spokesman for TMRW Sports Group, which owns TGL, on Wednesday said the company still is assessing the damage.

The spokesman said it is not yet clear if the damage will affect the center's planned events, which are supposed to start on Jan. 9.

Woods not only is a co-founder of TGL but he's part of an ownership group for one of the teams in the tech-infused golf league. And that team will represent his hometown area.

The Jupiter Island resident was named owner of Jupiter Links Golf Club in the league. Jupiter is the sixth and final TGL team, joining Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and San Francisco.

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McIlroy, who lives in Jupiter, will head the Boston Common Golf and include Jupiter's Keegan Bradley along with Tyrrell Hatton and Adam Scott.

The remainder of Woods' Jupiter roster has not yet been announced.

Jupiter Links will be co-owned by Woods’ TGR Ventures and David Blitzer, who is a co-managing partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils.

TGL will consist of six teams, each with four PGA Tour players competing head-to-head in 18-hole match play. The matches will be capped at two hours. The schedule will include 15 regular-season Monday night matches followed by semifinals and finals starting Jan. 9 and televised by ESPN.

The Delray Beach version of PopStroke miniature golf debuted Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Founded in 2018, the Jupiter-based business is a technology-infused putting course, offering visitors “experiential golf.” Woods is an investor.

Two 18-hole putting courses are featured at each PopStroke location. They’re built entirely with synthetic turf. They incorporate fairways, bunkers and rough, though.

On top of its experiential golf, PopStroke offers guests the chance to dine. Its amenities include multiple bars featuring craft beers, cocktails and wine, on-course mobile app drink delivery, an ice cream parlor and a full-service restaurant. 

The Delray Beach location is the first of three locations coming to Palm Beach County. The others are expected to be in West Palm Beach near Palm Beach International Airport and Wellington.

Along with the Delray Beach site, PopStroke has five existing Florida locations — in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Port St. Lucie, Orlando and Tampa — as well as one in Texas and two in Arizona.

Palm Beach Post staff reporters Tom D'Angelo and Jasmine Fernandez contributed to this report.

sound proof booth for home Alexandra Clough is a business writer and columnist at The Palm Beach Post. You can reach her at Twitter: @acloughpbp. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.