Live Golf News Updates for April 1
10:00 p.m. EST, April 1, 2020
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Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Wednesday, April 1. (All times Eastern)
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6:59 p.m. -- In Memphis the purchase of a local country club has fallen through after the developer, who planned to build condos and a 9-hole course, withdrew from the project.
4:46 p.m. -- Many top courses in Colorado are open, but about 70 have suspended, according to the Denver Post.
3:18 p.m. -- The state of Arizona has issued stay-at-home orders, but it is also declaring golf an essential business -- and so courses will remain open.
11:17 a.m. -- PGA Tour fans could use something to look forward to. It looks like a Phil-Tiger match may be in the works for May.
10:06 a.m. -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has ordered all private golf courses and private sports facilities on Oahu to close. The area’s public courses had already closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The order goes into effect today at 4:30 p.m.
9:52 a.m. -- Golf Course Architecture Magazine features an article in their e-newsletter with several prominent golf course architects to find out about the impact of the coronavirus is effecting their ongoing projects worldwide.
9:10 a.m. -- Colorado golfers find there is no uniform answer on whether they are allowed to play the game after their governor issued a recent stay-at-home order. The Denver Post reports there are “no clear-cut guidelines on whether the sport is an approved outdoor activity or prohibited non-essential business.”
9:02 a.m. -- In an ever-growing group including Larry David, Augusta National, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, the game of golf is stepping up big to raise funds for coronavirus aid. As GOLF.com says in a roundup of charitable initiatives: “In the midst of struggle, golf has discovered a remarkable capacity for good.”
8:49 a.m. -- The Myrtle Beach Sun News reports golf courses remain allowed to be open by the respective state governments of North and South Carolina. The article sites 75 golf facilities in the Myrtle Beach “Grand Strand” area stretching from Georgetown. S.C. to Bolivia, N.C. are open for play except for 11 golf facilities to date that have been closed by their owners.
8:02 a.m. -- It appears the Tiger Woods versus Phil Mickelson golf match to help aid coronavirus relief is on and could happen in May. CNBC reported online that NFL icons Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join the golf superstars in a match organized by AT&T’s WarnerMedia and the PGA TOUR.