Live Golf News Updates for April 27
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Monday, April 27. (All times Eastern)
7:34 p.m. -- Rory McIlroy will join the rebroadcast of his 2019 Players Championship win tomorrow on Golf Channel.
6:07 p.m. -- On May 5, courses can reopen in Washington.
3:50 p.m. -- River Glenn Country Club (Indiana) Superintendent continues work on course alongside his newest hire, Mack.
3:09 p.m. -- GOLF.com: With major tours on pause, Alex Cejka is the hottest player in the game. A torrid back nine lifted the 2015 Puerto Rico Open winner to a second consecutive Outlaw Tour victory.
2:15 p.m. -- Ross County, Ohio golf courses allowed to reopen after health district gives green light. They can reopen once they have provided the Ross County Health Department with operating guidelines that describe how they intend to fully comply with Governor Mike DeWine's orders.
11:15 a.m. -- Treetops Resort in Northern Michigan set to open it's Tradition Golf Course on Friday. Restrictions include no golf carts and no walk up tee times.
10:13 a.m. -- Golf has significant meaning for many during uncertain times.
9:46 a.m. -- Golf clubs imposing gate checks in New Zealand, as COVID-19 level three opening looms. Golf and tennis will be the first sports to emerge from level four lockdown, with stir-crazy golfers set to tee off from early Tuesday morning.
9:15 a.m. -- GOLF.com: Would PGA Tour players resist social-distancing measures in competition? Editors discuss how competition might look when returning.
8:57 a.m. -- Forbes: Golf sticks to social media though COVID-19 may say nay on play. Of all the possible outdoor activities available to enjoy during the COVID-19, golf somehow caused the most controversy.
8:53 a.m. -- Calgary Sun: With weather cooperating, Alberta golf courses hope waiting game is almost over. “The phone is starting to ring off the hook and I think the longer this goes, the more that will happen,” said Chris McNicol from the empty clubhouse at Woodside Golf Course in Airdrie.
8:46 a.m. -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down most social activities in Challis, Idaho but Corey Rice, president of the Challis golf board, said golfing is still acceptable, with some adjustments.
8:41 a.m. -- The Office of Emergency Management announced Sunday that the Ridgefield Golf Course in Connecticut will be open on Monday, April 27: “Plan that you will only be able to play in twosomes, there will be no carts, and reservations are required."
8:38 a.m. -- Michigan: It was back to business this past weekend for golfers and gardeners, and even a few boaters were seen dropping their vessels in the water.
8:34 a.m. -- United Kingdom: Golf clubs are hoping to open their doors again in mid-May provided players practice social distancing. All this remains contingent on the government deciding they are on top of the COVID-19 pandemic sufficiently to move to the next phase.
8:22 a.m. -- Boston Herald: Massachusetts golf courses remain out of bounds as neighboring states play through coronavirus.
8:15 a.m. -- With city parks around the world often closed or crowded due to the pandemic, many are tempted by a simple idea: turn golf courses into public spaces that everyone can enjoy. In San Francisco, authorities did just that, making non-golfers realize what expanses of space are normally reserved for the select few.
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