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Live Golf News Updates for April 22

Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Wednesday, April 22. (All times Eastern)

10:11 p.m. -- New Jersey golfers pushing to get back on the course.

7:18 p.m. -- ESPN: Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning to face Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady in charity golf match.

6:07 p.m. -- The Match 2.0 is on, this time with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the mix.

5:26 p.m. -- Golf coaches making plea to save Division I programs.

4:49 p.m. -- Business is "exceptional" at The Windermere Club in Columbia, S.C. despite numerous restrictions.

4:12 p.m. -- San Bernandino courses preparing to re-open this weekend. Parks and other outdoor recreation areas will join them in doing so.

3:40 p.m. -- Spike in coronavirus cases in Wisconsin as golf courses prepare to re-open amongst other loosened restrictions.

2:05 p.m. -- GOLF.com: This U.S.-based golf company is making face masks you can wear on the course.

1:59 p.m. -- GOLF.com: Shuttered Florida golf clubs ‘adopt’ hospitals to help with coronavirus fight.

1:52 p.m. -- San Joaquin County, California public health officer
considers reopening golf courses.

1:41 p.m. -- Daily Express: United States coronavirus: LA to reopen golf courses despite new coronavirus deaths.

1:30 p.m. -- Eight Milwaukee County golf courses scheduled to reopen on Friday.

11:04 a.m. -- 'Confusion' seems to be the word of the week when it comes to playing golf in Michigan.

10:34 a.m. -- South Florida clubs are doing their part to support healthcare workers.

10:01 a.m. -- CEO Keith Pelley wants European Tour players to be 100% clear on how events will look when the season resumes.

9:39 a.m. -- Saskatchewan: Saskatoon's golf season will be delayed; question is, will it even be played?

9:32 a.m. -- Many golf courses are starting to reopen in British Columbia but coronavirus protocols have change the way the game is played.

9:26 a.m. -- New York Times: St. Andrews Trophy cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

9:17 a.m. -- New Zealand: Golfers await clearance as COVID-19 level three community sport guidelines due on Friday.

9:13 a.m. -- Tampa Bay Business Journal: Golf group lays off workers at Lutz, Sarasota courses due to coronavirus.

9:08 a.m. -- Coronavirus golf revenue losses force New Jersey county to cancel all summer activities at its parks.

9:04 a.m. -- NY Post: New Jersey golf course organizations make plea to governor to reopen.

8:55 a.m. -- Golfers hope actions by other states might mean the sport’s return is closer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

8:51 a.m. -- Sun City West, just outside Phoenix, to reopen golf courses.

8:49 a.m. -- Illinois Governor Pritzker looks at reopening golf courses, but urges caution amid COVID-19 pandemic.

8:42 a.m. -- Midlands, South Carolina golf courses adapting to coronavirus pandemic. Here are the changes:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing each golf cart for each new player. Single riders are mandated unless players are riding with a family member.
  • Utilizing remote check-in and payment and asking for cashless transactions if paying onsite.
  • Allowing only two people in the clubhouse at a time.
  • Removing all water coolers and bunker rakes from the courses.
  • Inserting PVC pipe or foam in the bottom of golf to make it easier to retrieve the ball without touching anything.
  • Closing restaurants and bars and only serving beverages, snacks and light meals for takeout.
  • Asking patrons to not touch flag sticks.

8:34 a.m. -- Broward County, Florida hopes to reopen boating, parks and golf soon.

8:26 a.m. -- New York: A look at restrictions now in place for golf courses that have opened for the season amid pandemic.

8:15 a.m. -- Jacksonville: Fleming Island man builds backyard golf course to stay active.

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