Live Golf News Updates for April 13
10:00 p.m. EST, April 13, 2020
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Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for April 13. (All times Eastern)
9:03 p.m -- Illinois State Police issue cease and desist to Pekin Country Club.
7:51 p.m. -- Breakout Tour star Viktor Hovland wreaks a bit of havoc as he plays inside.
6:19 p.m -- Augusta National has requested the Aiken County school district consider a fall break this November to accomodate the rescheduled Masters. Historically the county's spring break has aligned with tournament dates as thousands of area high school students fill temporary jobs and houses are utilized for short-term rentals.
5:37 p.m. -- Here's how you can donate during Thursday's charity poker event.
4:49 p.m. -- Sky Sports: Paul McGinley outlines the harsh realities for when golf and all sports try to resume play.
4:32 p.m. -- San Diego County Sheriff explains why public golf courses must remain closed.
4:27 p.m. -- Local golfer in Devonport, New Zealand got so bored he made a “do it yourself” golf course in front of his house.
4:15 p.m. -- Wichita, Kansas reopens two local golf courses with coronavirus precautions in play.
4:04 p.m. -- Wisconsin golf season on hold and might be different once it gets started.
3:58 p.m. -- Governor Abbott praises Texas coronavirus efforts and clarifies people should feel free to walk golf courses.
3:46 p.m. -- Sun City West in Arizona set to close their golf courses amid pandemic.
3:33 p.m. -- Many golf courses have remained open in the Denver area and following guidelines from the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).
2:00 p.m. -- PGA of America announces emergency relief fund. The relief effort was initiated by the PGA of America through a lead pledge of $5 million and a matching fund for gifts by third parties of up to $2.5 million.
12:51 p.m -- "I went out to the golf course and saw social distancing," said Sacramento County Health Services Director, Dr. Peter Beilenson. As a result, golf was deemed a safe activity.
12:06 p.m. -- Midwest courses feeling the sting after missing golf all winter. In Michigan, golf course closures have become a particularly divisive topic.
10:55 a.m. -- $5 million relief fund from USGA intended to help ensure business continuity and staffing levels.
10:37 a.m. -- Sports fans are likely going to be hesitant to attend sporting events when play resumes. GOLF.com has more.
10:15 a.m. -- The work of Spring Brook Country Club in Morristown, New Jersey has inspired a nationwide movement for golf clubs to help their local medical centers. Ernie Els has endorsed the initiative Clubs Help and asks golfers to become the captain of their respective club and lead donation projects.
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World Golf Hall of Famer, 2019 Presidents Cup Captain, and PGA Tour golfer @ernieelsgolf has endorsed a new golf industry initiative @clubshelp and issued this challenge: Become the captain of your club, adopt a local hospital, and use your resources to deliver greatly needed supplies to those on the frontlines during this unprecedented international health crisis. #loveaclub #clubshelp
9:21 a.m. -- The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation donates $100,000 to the Baptist Health Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for PPEs.
9:12 a.m. -- GOLF.com: Did the PGA TOUR announce its revised schedule prematurely?
8:53 a.m. -- Golfers from Michigan now banned from traveling to courses in Toledo, Ohio amid pandemic.
8:34 a.m. -- Opinion: Coronavirus Shutdowns Treat Golf Courses Better Than Churches.
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