Live Golf News Updates for April 2
10:00 p.m. EST, April 2, 2020
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Here we will post the latest golf news and updates for April 2. (All times Eastern)
6:25 p.m. -- Minnesota has suspended golf statewide, but an online petition has amassed more than 37,000 signatures requesting that courses be re-opened with social distancing practices in place.
4:51: -- In Texas, individual counties and cities have been tasked with deciding whether to close golf courses. In Dallas, a stay-at-home order has been revised to allow golfer to play on.
3:39: p.m. -- Golf in Vermont is suspended, but the governor's office recently announced that the state's 63 courses can remain open for maintencance.
2:05 p.m. -- Even the most casual golf observer knows that the first full week in April is supposed to bring the Masters, but of course it's not happening this year. CBS feels your pain, they're here to help. Next week, on what should've been Masters week, the network will re-air several of the most thrilling final rounds in Masters history, including 1975 (Nicklaus over Weiskopf), 1986 (Nicklaus storms back), 2004 (Phil breaks through) and 2019 (Tiger!). Golf.com has the rundown.
11:10 a.m. -- While PGA TOUR players residing in Florida and Georgia have been posting photos and videos of themselves on social media playing golf during the current coronavirus shutdown, their colleagues in California haven’t been as fortunate.
8:47 a.m. -- A status report on the roster of PGA of America championships through September 2020 may be found here.
8:31 a.m. -- The PGA of America announced the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, scheduled for Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Michigan from May 19-24, has been canceled due to the stay-at-home order enacted on March 23 for the state of Michigan.
8:26 a.m. -- Florida golf courses remain in flux after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for the state on Wednesday afternoon because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). General managers and board of directors at area golf courses are scrambling to learn if the mandate includes playing golf. The order is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday for 30 days.
8:25 a.m. -- Could we see the 2020 Masters on Halloween? The New York Times reports the five different governing bodies of golf’s most prestigious tournaments are considering unconventional concessions in order to salvage the season in this article from Bill Pennington.
8:09 a.m. -- Golf Digest has reported the 2020 British Open is expected to be canceled due to the severity of the coronavirus crisis. The news comes on the heels of the cancelation of Wimbledon for the first time since World War II. The Open Championship is scheduled to begin July 16 at Royal St. Georges in England.
8:01 a.m. -- In a joint news release, the USGA and R&A announced the 2020 Curtis Cup Match has been postponed due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. The biennial female team competition has been rescheduled for the summer of 2021 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales, the original host site.
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