Live Golf News Updates for March 27
10:00 p.m. EST, March 27, 2020
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Here are the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Friday, March, 27. (All times Eastern)
7:18 p.m. -- Minnesotans petition to keep golf courses open during stay at home order gains thousands of signatures.
6:02 p.m. -- List of Portland-area public golf courses that are open and closed due to coronavirus outbreak.
5:16 p.m. -- Like Pennsylvania, many courses in Virginia are suspended. But not all of them. And some are attracting golfers from out of state.
5:01 p.m. -- Many courses in Pennsylvania have suspended operations -- but not all of them. And those that are open are reportedly thriving.
4:08 p.m. -- Davis Love's longtime home in St. Simons Island, Ga., was destroyed by a fire Friday morning, according to Golfweek. Love and his wife, Robin, were the only inhabitants, and they escaped uninjured. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
2:44 p.m. -- The Masters has been suspended and will hopefully be played later this year, but the Drive, Chip and Putt finals, which kicked off the week in April, has been outright postponed until 2021.
1:43 p.m. -- AmateurGolf.com puts out list of amateur golf tournaments affected by coronavirus outbreak as of March 27.
1:35 p.m. -- Out of state golfers are driving to Virginia to get their golf fix in as some layouts remain open for play, but Fairfax and Loudoun counties have made the decision to close their public courses.
12:45 p.m. -- Kentucky golfers are taking precautions, but play at Bluegrass State courses remains steady according to the Louisville Journal Courier.
11:49 p.m. -- Golf Digest examines concerns with differing messages from governors, which has led to confusion with golf courses.
10:34 a.m. -- In a reversal of an earlier decision, state officials suspended all golf courses in Illinois. The news was first delivered to golf officials Thursday afternoon.
Despite an interpretation stating that golf courses could remain open during the Stay at Home Order, the state of Illinois is now prohibiting golf courses from opening. Golf course maintenance & carry-out service for club restaurants is permitted.— ILLINOIS PGA (@illinoispga) March 26, 2020
9:18 a.m. -- Atlanta courses are open, and some cases are "overflowing," according to the AJC.
8:48 a.m. -- From the Korn Ferry Tour: Taylor Pendrith's girlfriend, Meg Beirnes, is a Canadian nurse with unique perspective on the virus.
8:08 a.m. -- ESPN provides more context around the NY Post reporting the delay in this summer's U.S. Open.
8:01 a.m. -- The New York Post reports the U.S. Open will become the third men's major championship to be delayed by the coronavirus. USGA officials quoted in the story say nothing is official just yet.