Live Golf News Updates for April 9
10:00 p.m. EST, April 9, 2020
Our live coverage of the coronavirus has moved here.
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Thursday, April 9. (All times Eastern)
9:29 p.m. -- With restrictions varying from state to state, a recent survey conducted by the National Golf Foundation found that golfers opinions on whether courses should remain open varies significantly by age.
8:40 p.m. -- With stay at home orders in place, Sacramento Health Director, Dr. Peter Beilenson allows courses to remain open.
7:52 p.m -- According to the New York Post all golf courses in the state have been ordered to shut down.
7:03 p.m -- Where is golf allowed? How can I make playing golf safer? Your most pressing golf related questions answered.
6:11 p.m -- Golf Channel commentator Notah Begay opens up on the impact of the coronavirus on his family and the American Indian community.
5:31 p.m. -- Brentley Romine shares senior stories of college golfers whose careers came to an abrupt end.
4:44 p.m. – Golf plays through amid the coronavirus pandemic in Indiana as neighboring states shut down.
4:35 p.m. – Golf Digest: Playing golf during the coronavirus pandemic: Your most pressing questions, answered.
4:27 p.m. – Golf provides relief for those in quarantine in Florida. With many recreational outlets closed due to the coronavirus, golf has proven to be a popular go-to for those looking to escape the real world.
4:15 p.m. -- South Carolina town council criticized for new “golf safely” video during shelter in place.
4:04 p.m. -- After stay at home order went into effect, people caught playing golf in Michigan violating golf as a non-essential business.
3:58 p.m. -- Governor Cuomo declares golf non-essential in New York and local courses shut down indefinitely.
3:46 p.m. -- Billy Casper Golf course, Stonetree Golf Club, in Killeen, Texas closes temporarily just hours after it announced it was reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.
12:43 p.m. -- A look at how Augusta residents and businesses are dealing with an empty Masters week.
12:26 p.m. -- Minnesota Governor, Tim Waltz extended the state's stay-at-home order keeping courses closed but modified the order to allow turf maintenance during a crucial time in the growing season.
11:51 a.m -- European Captain Padraig Harrington can't imagine a Ryder Cup being played without fans.
11:14 a.m -- The Outpost Foundation is offering to match $50,000 in donations with out-of-work caddies at the heart of their efforts.
10:14 a.m. -- Dallas Morning News: Governor Greg Abbott declares golf courses non-essential businesses, will be closed during COVID-19 pandemic.
10:03 a.m. -- Nevada governor now orders new COVID19 closures including golf courses. The restrictions are aimed at preventing gatherings of people and includes limits on churches, golf courses, car and appliance showrooms and real estate open houses.
9:52 a.m. -- Some local residents in Las Vegas are upset golf courses remain open during coronavirus pandemic. More than 30 golf courses in Southern Nevada are still open.
9:37 a.m. -- Miami Herald: Golf is now controversial during the coronavirus pandemic: Is it safe to play?
9:31 a.m. -- Mixed reaction from golfers in Maine after Governor Janet Mills's ruling to close golf courses amid pandemic.
9:20 a.m. -- Michigan golfers travel to Ohio amid coronavirus shutdown after Ohio agreed to reopen courses a week after they were temporarily shut down.
8:21 a.m. -- Is golf a safe activity? This article debates whether golf is the perfect sport for social distancing and outdoor recreation as golf courses like – tennis courts and athletic fields – are postponing usage in a growing number of states due to the coronavirus crisis.
8:13 a.m. -- The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) has announced a new initiative aimed at helping those in the golf community affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Effective April 8 through May 15, the HJGT is creating the #SaveGolf FUND donating all proceeds of every sale made to help benefit those who work in the golf industry, or at any golf course or country club that may have been negatively affected by the current crisis.
8:06 a.m. -- In Nevada, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a new directive ordering golf courses, public sports venues including basketball and tennis courts to close. As of April 8, the state has reported 81 deaths due to COVID-19, with two healthcare workers included in the total, and 329 patients in the hospital.
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