Live Golf News Updates for April 20
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Monday, April 20. (All times Eastern)
8:38 p.m. -- 111th Massachusetts Open, set for June 15-17 has been canceled.
8:02 p.m. -- Republican lawmakers in New Jersey are lobbying for Governor Phil Murphy to re-open courses in the Garden State.
7:31 p.m. -- With safety measures in place, Coachella Valley courses have re-opened.
6:12 p.m. -- The past seven days have brought an entirely different outlook on the PGA Tour season.
5:31 p.m. -- Amidst pandemic, one of the great munis in the U.S. is shutting down for good.
4:26 p.m. -- University Ridge, home of the Badgers set to open on Friday in accordance with Wisconsin state regulations.
3:47 p.m. -- The countdown is on in San Antonio: Municipal courses set to re-open tomorrow.
3:15 p.m. -- Golf Digest: Ryder Cup exploring a spectator-less event, says PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.
3:00 p.m. -- Rafael Cabrera-Bello stranded in Florida since Players Championship. Bello has been unable to get he and his family — plus his agent and his wife and daughter — back to their home in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, because of coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
2:30 p.m. -- North Carolina: Due to safety and health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the New Bern Historical Society has moved their inaugural golf tournament that was set for May 9, to Oct. 3.
2:15 p.m. -- With golfers in the U.K. twiddling their thumbs awaiting their course to once again open its doors, other courses around the world have started to reopen, despite being located in some of the worst-hit COVID-19 areas.
2:00 p.m. -- Palm Beach County private golf clubs ‘adopting’ nearby hospitals to aid healthcare workers.
1:45 p.m. -- Denver golf courses to reopen Wednesday, April 22.
1:30 p.m. -- Less than a week after Asheville Municipal Golf Course closed due to the city's request for more aggressive social distancing restrictions, Keith Pope, the CEO of Pope Golf, confirmed that it would reopen on April 21, but the course will not enforce the "one player at a time" mandate from the city attorney.
1:00 p.m. -- Associated Press: Florida man charged for pointing BB gun at golfers who were not abiding by social distancing guidelines.
9:43 a.m. -- Golf Digest: Leading Sports Pyschologists on the role golf can play in a crisis.
9:19 a.m. -- PGA TOUR hopes to take delivery of up to one million Covid-19 test kits to assist with the completion of its golf season.
9:10 a.m. -- Without the golf business, Matches Tavern in Connecticut shifts focus to helping families with curbside pickups.
8:51 a.m. -- Central Massachusetts senior golf tour delayed by coronavirus, now scheduled to start in May.
8:42 a.m. -- Golfweek.com: John Daly urges people to drink vodka to cure coronavirus.
8:34 a.m. -- Don't touch the flags! Golfers find a fairway to beat coronavirus handicap in Sydney, Australia.
8:25 a.m. -- Door County, Wisconsin: Golf is the first sport to come out of coronavirus hibernation.
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