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Live Golf News Updates for April 24

Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Friday, April 24. (All times Eastern)

8:37 p.m. -- Home school doesn't stop this youngster from working on his swing.

7:49 p.m. -- No fans at Tour events means more than just vacant courses. For tournament officials the financial and operational shifts are immense.

7:04 p.m. -- Illinois based junior event goes virtual by allowing players to play two rounds at a course of their choosing. The USGA's course handicap calculator will be used to determine the winner.

6:18 p.m. -- More from the USGA on the cancelation of the U.S. Junior Amatuer and U.S. Girls' Junior, plus delayed entries for additional events.

5:33 p.m. -- A full list of tournaments canceled and postponed due to the coronavirus.

4:42 p.m. -- Duluth, Minnesota's Enger Golf Course opened its driving range yesterday, but not without some serious precautions in the wake of COVID-19.

4:20 p.m. -- Due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Golf Association covering New Jersey, New York and Connecticut has altered its schedule of events through May 31. Updated schedule can be found here.

3:56 p.m. -- Golf Digest: USGA cancels two more championships, the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls' Junior.

3:39 p.m. -- Which Florida course could host event with Tiger, Phil, Brady and Manning?

3:31 p.m. -- Lost opportunity to make history for Tift County Blue Devils golf team in Georgia.

3:23 p.m. -- Lafayette Consolidated Government in Louisiana will allow its golf courses to reopen tomorrow.

3:15 p.m. -- Restrictions at Bell Nob Golf Course in northern Wyoming has reduced capacity by more than half, pro shop still closed and low on sales.

3:00 p.m. -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order through May 15 today but relaxed rules on landscaping, boating and golf.

2:45 p.m. -- Briggs Woods Golf Course in Webster City, Iowa closes as coronavirus precaution.

2:30 p.m. -- How coronavirus Is teeing off on the golf industry. Severe impacts to manufacturing, retail, entertainment venues and more have created a tough lie for the sport.

2:15 p.m. -- Golfers from surrounding states where golf is banned coming to play in Arizona.

12:24 p.m. -- The Tour intends to return in June, but a look at how events operate reveals more uncertainty.

11:37 a.m. -- Carl's Golfland in Michigan helping battle COVID-19 with 'Shank This Virus' initiative. Golfers celebrate the sport and share at-home golf moments with #ShankThisVirus, a social media campaign to support front line health care workers and charities responding to COVID-19. $100,000 has been raised so far with more donations planned this week.

11:15 a.m. -- New England Golf: Irreversible Damage from Massachusetts Golf Lockdown. Governor Charlie Baker seems to be unschooled in his definition of what constitutes an “essential” business and economy is suffering.

9:36 a.m. -- San Bernardino County, California to open golf courses as officials report lowest single-day increase of week.

9:31 a.m. -- Forbes: Titleist, Footjoy ‘Chipping In’ with unique golf experience for COVID-19 Relief Charity Golf Auction. Golfers will have an opportunity to tee it up with a top-ranked tour player, schedule their next golf lesson with a world-renowned instructor, get fit like a professional, or even experience Pebble Beach with a local resident. Browse auction experiences here.

9:25 a.m. -- Canton, New York’s Partridge Run Golf Course reopens this weekend with COVID-19 protocols in place.

9:22 a.m. -- Aspen Golf Club in Colorado eyes opening once COVID-19 protocols are in place.

9:19 a.m. -- Financial Times: Trump golf course seeks a lifeline from Ireland amid pandemic.

9:14 a.m. -- German state, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with one of the least cases of coronavirus, reopens golf courses with restrictions in place.

9:08 a.m. -- Monroe County, New York golf courses reopening today with restrictions and limited play.

9:03 a.m. -- Minnesota golfers pleasantly surprised with courses being open to begin season on time.

8:56 a.m. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri golf courses busy despite coronavirus outbreak.

8:51 a.m. -- Golf courses hoping to reopen after May 5 if lockdown measures are eased in Ireland.

8:47 a.m. -- How to turn a golf shirt into a coronavirus mask, according to the CDC.

8:42 a.m. -- Maryland golf courses will not reopen on Saturday, Governor Larry Hogan’s communications director says.

8:33 a.m. -- Eager golfers return as more Orange County, California golf courses reopen.

8:24 a.m. -- NBC Chicago: Illinois golf courses set to reopen May 1.

8:15 a.m. -- New York Times: Guerrilla Golfers Sneak Onto Greens Closed by Pandemic. Half of all golf courses are shut down. But across America — and especially in Florida — renegades are still getting their fix.

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