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Live Golf News Updates for April 10

10:00 p.m. EST, April 10, 2020
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Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Friday, April 10. (All times Eastern)

7:40 p.m -- Kauai mayor mandates all vacation rentals and golf courses on The Garden Isle must close.

7:05 p.m -- Texas Governor, Greg Abbott loosens restrictions on golf courses, allowing play to continue under a few stipulations. Courses must cease all operations with employees, but can allow golfers to walk the courses while observing social distancing and policing themselves.

6:35 p.m -- Glen Falls Country Club was one of many in New York preparing for a busy weekend. Those plans have shifted with Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order stating golf courses are not essential businesses.

5:06 p.m -- The PGA TOUR is preparing players to begin play without spectators.

4:39 p.m. -- If anyone would know what Augusta might look like in November, it's these men. Jack Nicklaus and other past champions share their thoughts on the schedule change.

4:03 p.m -- The PGA TOUR recently sent a memo around to players regarding the upcoming schedule.

3:32 p.m. -- Iowa courses remain open for business as usual despite spread of COVID-19. If golfers practice safe social distancing, they will continue to play until told otherwise.

3:24 p.m. -- Cape Cod golf courses brace for new reality in the age of the coronavirus. Hope to rebound after unprecedented loss of rounds.

3:13 p.m -- Some private golf courses remain open in Nevada after Governor Sisolak’s executive order amid pandemic.

1:18 p.m -- Are golf courses essential? That all depends on where you live.

12:59 p.m. -- Five players who might benefit from delayed PGA TOUR schedule.

12:34 p.m. -- Golf courses added to nonessential business list in New York.

11:56 a.m. -- Associated Press: Column: No good walks spoiled as golf courses shuttered. Dahlberg says, “if the Masters can wait, so can your next round.”

10:51 a.m. -- Minnesota mulling over whether golf should be essential ahead of season. A petition is being sent to Governor Walz asking to allow golf under COVID-19 protections.

10:42 a.m. -- West Virginia Governor Justice confirms fifth COVID-19 death in state; executive order placed on golf courses.

10:37 a.m. -- Golf courses still able to stay environmentally conscious despite coronavirus pandemic.

10:28 a.m. -- All Kauai vacation rentals and golf courses to close to reduce spread of coronavirus.

10:22 a.m. -- Omaha: Golfers continue to play through the pandemic because it’s therapeutic.

10:14 a.m. -- Washington state golfers, officials cling to hope that Governor Inslee will lift coronavirus shutdown order in May.

10:03 a.m. -- Florida: Palm Beach County golfers no longer can play on public golf courses in Martin County. However, the restriction does not apply to private clubs in Martin County.

9:50 a.m. -- Coronavirus shut down many Colorado golf courses. Some stayed open by tweaking tradition.

9:20 a.m. -- Bloomberg: Most non-essential businesses have shut their doors, but in many states golf courses are an exception.

9:11 a.m. -- Golfweek: Notah Begay III on COVID-19: I'm going to lose family members.

9:02 a.m. -- Cris Stevens has helped many LPGA players find community during times of isolation.

8:45 a.m. -- Cayuga County golf club owners react to New York’s closure of all golf courses: ‘We’re hurting’.

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