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8:39 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — For this most unusual year, the Houston Open gets its old spot back one week before the Masters. Augusta National picked Nov. 12-15 as the best date to move the Masters, postponed from this week because of the coronavirus. That week on the schedule previously belonged to the
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1:03 PM ET A Tiger Woods–Phil Mickelson match that would include other players has been in the works for some time, but the coronavirus pandemic has put scheduling such an event on hold and it has yet to receive PGA Tour approval. Mickelson acknowledged the possibility on Twitter on Sunday when he responded to a
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7:33 AM ET The Royal and Ancient, which organizes The Open Championship, is “continuing to work through our options” regarding the 2020 major. “We are continuing to work through our options for The Open this year, including postponement,” R&A CEO Martin Slumbers said in a statement Thursday. “Due to a range of external factors, that
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President Donald Trump held a conference call on Saturday with leaders of many of America’s professional sports organizations, including PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan and his LPGA counterpart, Michael Whan. According to ESPN.com, Trump told the group that he expects the NFL season to start on time in September and he hoped other sports held
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8:28 AM ET Associated Press The Senior PGA Championship in Michigan has been canceled. The PGA of America says it based its decision on Michigan’s stay-at-home order that was enacted March 23. The Senior PGA in Benton Harbor, Michigan, was to be played May 21-24. It will be held next year at Southern Hills in
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2:53 PM ET Adam Schefter Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN NFL Insider Joined ESPN in 2009 Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four books Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 In a conference call with major league sports commissioners
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9:33 AM ET ESPN News Services The U.S. Women’s Open has been postponed to December, the USGA announced Friday. The event had been scheduled for June 4-7 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, but it will now be played Dec. 10-13 because of the coronavirus pandemic. That would be the latest a major championship is
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10:16 PM ET The organizations that run the major championships along with the PGA Tour and European Tour are working collaboratively to put together a late summer/fall schedule in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Nothing is official, and the various entities appear to be waiting on a decision from the R&A, which runs The
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There’s been an interesting dance behind the curtain of the networks that cover professional golf. No doubt dozens of phone calls and emails have been traded between executives and Augusta National Golf Club trying to solve this riddle: In the absence of the Masters in the second week of April, postponed because of the COVID-19
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11:22 PM ET The 2020 Open Championship scheduled for Royal St. George’s in July will be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Golf Digest. The decision comes in the wake of the Wimbledon tennis tournament being canceled earlier Wednesday, a development the Royal and Ancient, the group that organizes The Open, was waiting
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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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