Live Golf News Updates for April 17
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Friday, April 17. (All times Eastern)
9:06 p.m. -- National Golf Foundation: 48% of courses open in the U.S. compared to 44% at the beginning of the week.
8:27 p.m. -- As Wisconsin prepares to open courses, it will be far from business as usual.
7:43 p.m. -- Tony Finau teams up with ProjectProtect with goal of producing 5 million medical grade masks.
7:09 p.m. -- Here's a glance at the best golf practice nets for you to stay sharp at home.
6:29 p.m. -- European Tour has canceled more events and unlike PGA Tour has set no timetable for return.
4:51 p.m. -- Golf Digest: How you can help during the pandemic: Support charities that rely on golf.
4:24 p.m. -- Senior LPGA Championship canceled.
4:15 p.m. -- GOLF.com: 6 questions facing the PGA Tour before it can hold a tournament again.
4:00 p.m. -- Flagstick invention by Twin Cities company hopes to solve COVID-19 golf issue.
3:30 p.m. -- Legend Bernhard Langer misses golf, ‘questioning’ why courses are closed from Florida.
3:00 p.m. -- Private golf courses reopen in San Antonio; here’s what to know before hitting links.
2:30 p.m. -- Portland-area public golf courses that are open and closed due to coronavirus outbreak.
1:30 p.m. -- Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota has issued an executive order that will reopen up a number of outdoor activities, including golf courses and driving ranges. "It's important for us to stay active and enjoy the outdoors while preventing the spread of COVID-19," Walz said in a statement. "This measure will allow Minnesotans to take advantage of more opportunities to get outside, while still doing their part to keep their neighbors healthy."
1:00 p.m. -- CNBC: Pro golf plans to be the first major sport to return during the coronavirus pandemic.
9:09 a.m. -- Hospice of Wichita Falls announces Friends of Hospice Golf tournament will be canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19.
9:02 a.m. -- Winnipeg: Manitoba golf operators hope to open during COVID-19 pandemic.
8:58 a.m. -- Bloomington, Illinois: State Farm Youth Classic canceled this year because of coronavirus.
8:51 a.m. -- Although many golf courses in the St. Louis are still open, fewer people are choosing to play golf due to social distancing regulations and coronavirus concerns.
8:47 a.m. -- Virginia: Golf clubs providing enjoyment; financial futures are a concern.
8:43 a.m. -- Weschester County, New York: A look at the new normal for golf after the coronavirus pandemic.
8:36 a.m. -- Sacramento: Placer County amends health order to reopen golf courses, dog parks.
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