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9:36 AM ET A televised fundraiser for COVID-19 relief involving Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will give fans their first live golf to watch since the sport was shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Called the TaylorMade Driving Relief, the event will be played at Seminole Golf Club
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3:40 PM ET The PGA Tour Champions announced a series of changes to its schedule Wednesday as professional golf continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Among them: the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York, set for Aug. 10-16, has been canceled. In its place, the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship in Akron, Ohio,
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5:13 PM ET With the postponement of the Olympic Games by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Golf Federation announced Wednesday that it was also pushing back the qualifying deadline by the same timeframe. Players will now earn Official Golf Ranking points through June 21, 2021 for men and June 28, 2021
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5:33 PM ET The PGA Tour is putting on hold its qualification criteria for eligibility, meaning that golfers who are exempt this season and fall outside of the top 125 FedEx Cup points earners will not lose their spot in the 2020-21 season. The move was made in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has
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After eight weeks off due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with another six weeks until tournaments are scheduled to resume, many PGA Tour pros are eager to compete once more. That’s not to say, however, they’re willing to resume the 2019-’20 season without certain safety measures in place. And, at least for a majority of
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9:55 PM ET Associated Press MALENY, Australia — Adam Scott‘s “Nine holes with a mate” was authentic, if nothing else. With the PGA Tour suspended and sports generally shuttered globally because of the coronavirus pandemic, Scott is back in Australia and looking for ways to keep golf fans engaged. The 2013 Masters Champion livestreamed nine
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8:00 AM ET ESPN staff The sudden disappearance of sports will erase at least $12 billion in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs, an economic catastrophe that will more than double if the college football and NFL schedules are wiped out this fall by the coronavirus pandemic, an analysis conducted for ESPN shows. The
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Golf was taken from them that day. That’s what hurts the most, what they worry won’t return. Encountering discrimination, yes, that does a number on the heart. That’s also how things go in central Pennsylvania. “It’s sowed into the fabric of this county,” says Myneca Ojo. “It’s systemic. We’ve been dealing with this since we
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My putting was dreadful the other day—not an uncommon occurrence. Nor was it unusual for me to shift blame to extenuating circumstances, in this case new restrictions in place at my course. “I really wish they’d open the practice green,” I complained to a playing partner. It was Saturday in suburban New York, the epicenter
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The LPGA Tour announced its planned return to competition in mid-July, with a schedule of 21 events through Dec. 20—the only two off-weeks being Nov. 12-15 (when the men play the Masters) and Nov. 26-29 (Thanksgiving). Once the anticipation about seeing live golf again subsides, the question is: What exactly will the LPGA look like
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11:28 PM ET Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Adam Scott is going to extraordinary lengths to interact with some of his social media followers during the coronavirus pandemic: 9 holes of a golf course. The 2013 Masters champion will play some of the holes on the 18-hole Maleny Golf Club on Friday and live stream
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9:53 AM ET ESPN News Services The LPGA is targeting mid-July for the restart of its 2020 season, while the Women’s PGA Championship has been rescheduled for Oct. 6-11. The LPGA announced its plan Wednesday amid a series of updates to its schedule, emphasizing that it is preparing for “a safe and responsible return to
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