Live Golf News Updates for April 7
10:00 p.m. EST, April 7, 2020
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Here we will post the latest golf news and updates for Tuesday, April 7. (All times Eastern)
5:40 p.m. -- The golf industry in Minnesota has made an appeal to its state governor to re-open golf courses. For now, they're waiting on an answer.
4:17 p.m. -- The state of Arizona has allowed golf courses to remain open, but one recreation center has decided to suspend its seven courses.
3:05 p.m. -- More pro golf scheduling chips have fallen: two more European Tour events have been postponed.
2:01 p.m. -- The 2020 pro golf season may be in flux, but plans for 2021 continue, as Trevor Immelman has been named International team captain for the Presidents Cup squad that will take on the U.S. Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Morning Read has more details.
1:17 p.m. -- Callaway CEO Chip Brewer joins a long lists of fellow CEOs to forgo his base salary while his company's business is affected by the Coronavirus, according to this Golf Digest report.
12:02 p.m. -- Golfweek has more context around Newport, R.I. losing the Senior U.S. Open this year, which was part of the USGA's Monday annoucement.
9:24 a.m. -- In an opinion piece by sports columnist Christine Brennan in USA Today on the date changes for golf’s big championships and majors, she asks: “With ambitious schedule, are golf's leaders teeing off too soon?”
9:16 a.m. -- Of course, the sports world has come to a grinding halt (including golf) due to the coronavirus crisis. Here’s a listing of all the major professional and amateur golf events to date that have been either canceled or postponed due to the pandemic.
8:30 a.m. -- As part of the extensive changes to the worldwide golf schedule announced Monday, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur will not be contested in 2020. The inaugural Women’s Amateur was held in 2019, but Augusta National said there were too many obstacles in the way to reschedule this year’s tournament.
8:24 a.m. -- Golfers in Maine have put together a “Make Golf Essential” petition in hopes the state government will make playing the game an essential business and allow them to get back out onto the course.
8:13 a.m. -- In an effort to support golf courses throughout the U.S. and foster industry discussion as the game deals with the effects of the coronavirus, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has opened Accelerate — its members-only online discussion community — to all golf course owners and operators at no cost or obligation until May 31, 2020.
8:07 a.m. -- The amended schedule for three of golf’s major events could well lead to an incredible bounty for viewers in the fall. However, the Open Championship at Royal St. Georges Golf Club has been canceled for 2020 and British Open aficionados won’t get their fix until 2021.
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