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8:07 AM ET When the PGA Tour suspended activities due to the coronavirus, it halted what is affectionately known as golf’s traveling circus. Approximately 12 near-semi-sized trucks operated by equipment manufacturers drive from tournament to tournament throughout the season — building, adjusting and maintaining the equipment for the tour players. That caravan is operated by
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The Olympics in Tokyo have been rescheduled for 2021. The International Olympic Committee, which postponed the Summer Games last week, announced Monday the contests in Japan will be held July 23 to August 8. This year marks the first time an Olympics has been postponed; the games were suspended three times due to World War
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12:14 PM ET Associated Press The Irish Open has become the latest European Tour golf event to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The tournament was scheduled for May 28-31. There will now be no play on the tour until June at the earliest. The next possible tournament is the Trophee Hassan II in
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Two weeks ago, James Corrigan reported in The Telegraph that the Ryder Cup was set to be postponed until 2021. It was no big surprise—even though the biennial competition is contested in late September, at a time when the impact of the coronavirus will hopefully have diminished, the composition of the United States and European
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5:56 PM ET More than 115 athletes, coaches and sports personalities from 13 countries have joined to raise money for a COVID-19 response fund aimed at providing assistance for individuals fighting the global pandemic. Simone Biles, Mark Cuban, Stephen Curry, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Hawk, Rose LaVelle, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Phelps, David Ortiz and Michael
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After a few weeks of disappointing news, college golfers finally are catching a break. On Monday, the NCAA Division I Council voted to approve an extra year of eligibility for all spring-sport athletes after previously canceling the remainder of spring competitions due to COVID-19 concerns. As part of the decision, schools will be responsible for
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1:20 PM ET Augusta National Golf Club is donating $2 million to two local entities to help with the coronavirus pandemic. The Georgia club is currently closed in the wake of the crisis and the Masters, originally scheduled for next week, has been postponed. “It is our hope these gifts will help address the many
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It goes without saying, but golf is secondary right now. There’s a pandemic going on. People are sick, people are dying, people are losing their jobs. This somber and strange reality makes any cheeky golf article feel a bit … silly, if we’re being honest. It’s also true that while we can recognize and acknowledge
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10:44 AM ET Associated Press The Evian Masters women’s golf tournament has been moved to August because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event originally scheduled for July 23-26 will now be held on Aug. 6-9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club. Evian is one of the five majors on the women’s circuit. The decision was
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12:33 PM ET Bob Harig Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Davis Love III, a
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10:40 PM ET Although the United States Golf Association is sticking to its edict to have a decision by mid-April, a report in the New York Post on Thursday night said the U.S. Open would be postponed but with the intention of still playing at Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban New York later this
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If Brandel Chamblee was looking for an outlet to relieve some of his virus-induced social isolation this week, he found it. The Golf Channel commentator used a two-part Golfweek interview to light golf coaches on fire, claiming (among other things) that “teachers are being exposed for their idiocy,” and that the flawed teaching philosophies permeating
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