Golf News Hub - April, 15 - Live COVID-19 Golf News

Live Golf News Updates for April 15

10:00 p.m. EST, April 15, 2020
Our live coverage of the coronavirus has moved here.

Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Wednesday, April 15. (All times Eastern)

5:11 p.m. -- After an opening round 68 at The Players Championship, Michael Thompson and his wife headed to Topeka, Kansas to witness the birth of their adopted daughter, Laurel Marie. Thompson says the addition to their family has brought much needed perspective in these uncertain times.

4:50 p.m. -- European Tour player Adri Arnaus and his girlfriend raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts.

4:45 p.m. -- Why more golf courses are open this week, despite coronavirus shutdowns.

4:30 p.m. -- Golf Emergency Relief Fund: Who qualifies, how to apply and how much it’s worth.

4:15 p.m. -- Baltimore: Calvert Hall golf coach Drew Forrester holds Zoom quiz for his high school team during coronavirus outbreak.

4:00 p.m. -- Wichita Falls: With the need for funds still remaining, the annual Friends of Hospice Golf Tournament that raises tens of thousands of dollars for Hospice of Wichita Falls has been cancelled.

3:45 p.m. -- PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and LPGA commissioner Mike Whan are among the multitude of U.S. figures named to sports advisory group on coronavirus by President Trump.

3:35 p.m. -- Coronavirus halts successful spring on golf course for Milton High grad Seeman at South Dakota State.

3:29 p.m -- Golf Digest has 15 ways that golf brands are doing their part when it comes to coronavirus relief efforts.

3:15 p.m. -- The Trump National Doral Miami golf resort in South Florida has temporarily laid off 560 workers because of coronavirus.

3:00 p.m. -- Dallas Morning News: Richardson’s Sherrill Park Golf Course closed following updated coronavirus guidelines.
2:45 p.m. -- Utah: St. George golf courses to reopen with a few extra precautions amid pandemic.

2:30 p.m. -- Washington Post: Opinion: Golfers aren’t immune to the coronavirus.

1:37 p.m -- Grayhawk Golf Club was set to begin it's three year stint as NCAA tournament host. That debut will now have to wait.

1:03 p.m -- Bubba Watson and Denny Hamlin join the All In Challenge to support coronavirus relief efforts.

12:22 p.m. -- Men's and women's programs cut at St. Edwards University in wake of coronavirus.

10:31 a.m. -- Ian Finnis, caddie for Tommy Fleetwood, has started a GoFundMe page to help European Tour caddies in need of financial relief.

9:58 a.m. -- PGA of America CEO believes PGA Championship is
worth holding as a television event, even without fans.

9:07 a.m. -- Buffalo: Avid bowler and golfer loses his life to COVID-19.

9:02 a.m. -- Local courses in the golf-rich area of the Ozarks begin to adapt to pandemic guidelines.

8:58 a.m. -- Denton County, Texas allows golf courses to reopen for members under new regulations.

8:54 a.m. -- Fox News: New Yorkers keep sneaking onto golf courses despite stay-at-home orders, report says.

8:49 a.m. -- Alberta golfers ask Dr. Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, to change her mind and open courses.

8:43 a.m. -- Michigan Gov. Whitmer says golf courses can’t be open but enforcement rules aren’t clear.

8:35 a.m. -- Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doesn’t want to hear complaints about Trump golfing while the coronavirus outbreak turned into a pandemic.

8:27 a.m. -- Clarification from Texas Governor on Smith County golf courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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