Live Golf News Updates for April 28
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Tuesday, April 28. (All times Eastern)
9:12 p.m. -- Max Homa among Tour players eager to return to action.
8:14 p.m. -- One week from today, you can support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
7:15 p.m. -- LPGA star, Angela Stanford anticipates no fans if Tour resumes in mid-June.
6:40 p.m. -- Insight into how the USGA is preparing for a fall U.S. Open at Winged Foot.
How is Winged Foot preparing for a fall U.S. Open?— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) April 28, 2020
Director of Courses, Steve Rabideau, joins our @garywilliamsGC to discuss the adjustments his team is making to have the host venue ready and more in this Golf Central Update. https://t.co/ly2lOQ3FgV pic.twitter.com/Kx81MrqC7F
5:07 p.m. -- Adam Scott's act of kindness leaves lasting impact on ailing fan.
3:19 p.m. -- Rory giving away signed Players Championship kicks during today's watch along on Golf Channel.
I’ll be live on @GolfChannel & @SkySports tonight at 4:30pm ET/9:30pm UK reliving my win at The Players.— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) April 28, 2020
I am giving away two pairs of signed shoes, personalized for the winners. Retweet for a chance to win and tune in tonight when the winners are announced. #WatchalongwithRory pic.twitter.com/xzDancZ8r2
2:54 p.m. -- Golf Digest: Hey golfers, let’s not screw this up.
2:39 p.m. -- Coronavirus and golf: Don't forget extra water if you're heading to the course. The same amenities at public and private courses will not be available.
2:30 p.m. -- Like many counties across the country, Willacy County, Texas is loosening its restrictions on orders aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, including golf courses.
2:15 p.m. -- Golfweek.com: Two-time major champion John Daly said he was just joking around when he talked about having a cure for COVID-19 on social media. “We all need some (fun) right now, we all need a sense of humor right now. We pray for the people who have fallen and pray for this virus to get over. I didn’t mean any harm by it.”
2:00 p.m. -- Pennsylvania golfers and owners rejoice as courses get set to reopen statewide. Courses have been allowed to maintain their properties during the shutdown because maintenance crews — and landscape businesses — were considered “essential services.”
1:30 p.m. -- Newsday: A look at which Long Island public golf courses are open during coronavirus pandemic.
1:00 p.m. -- Business Insider: 145-acre Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco was turned into a public park as local officials seek to open more outdoor spaces. Using a golf course as an open space during the pandemic isn't unique to the city as others have followed suit as well.
9:23 a.m. -- Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Oregon works around COVID-19 and is having strong spring despite pandemic. Oregon allowed all of its golf courses to stay open, unlike the neighbor states.
9:16 a.m. -- Overcoming more than COVID-19: Mill Race Golf and Camping Resort in Benton Pennsylvania lost an entire season last year after tornado destroyed most of the property.
9:09 a.m. -- National Law Review: Impact of COVID-19 Shutdown on Club Dues: As of April 24, 2020, out of 29 clubs:
- 16 clubs determined not to offer any dues or other financial concession
- 5 clubs are either evaluating or indicated that they would be evaluating the issue when the reopen date is determined
- 1 club has suspended dues
- 1 club will be suspending dues if not allowed to reopen by June 1
- 3 clubs have reduced dues
- 3 clubs are giving a credit toward future dues or spending
8:57 a.m. -- The city of Columbia, Missouri is now renting out a limited number of golf carts at Lake of the Woods and L.A. Nickell golf courses as COVID-19 cases steady. The city said it still encourages golfers to walk the courses, but some carts will be available.
8:51 a.m. -- 'Ready to get out': Golfers respond quickly in Pennsylvania after announcement that courses can open Friday. Courses may operate provided appropriate social distancing of at least six feet is maintained, golf carts are single-occupancy only, no employees are available to facilitate play and restaurant activity is limited to takeout or delivery.
8:42 a.m. -- Coronavirus hole-in-one: 'It's in the hole!' Sort of, anyway, for a Twin Cities golfer.
8:33 a.m. -- Houston Chronicle: How recreational sports are impacted by Texas' latest coronavirus rules.
8:24 a.m. -- Beloved Winter Park Golf Course outside Orlando to reopen after closing to stop spread of coronavirus.
8:15 a.m. -- Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida opening parks, waterways and golf courses tomorrow with restrictions in place. Beaches and non-essential businesses will remain closed.
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