Live Golf News Updates for April 30
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Thursday, April 30. (All times Eastern)
9:14 p.m. -- Canceled AT&T Byron Nelson Classic will have a new home for the next five years at TPC Craig Ranch.
7:42 p.m. --No Korn Ferry Tour graduates for 2020-'21 season.
7:10 p.m. -- Bay Area course that had been repurposed as a general park during quarantine, set to reopen for golf on Monday.
6:19 p.m. -- Adam Scott's 9-hole match on Instagram Live was a hit for golf fans.
5:02 p.m. -- During today's charity event, Jordan Spieth got the worst break of the year.
4:40 p.m. -- Korn Ferry Tour member Kent Bulle has gained perspective during the layoff thanks to his wife and daughter.
"Do I want to win on the @PGATOUR and have my wife and daughter run out onto the green and hug me? 100 percent. But I found I can be happy being at home and doing other things."— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) April 30, 2020
How fatherhood and coaching @MT_MGolf have shaped @KentBulle's perspective. https://t.co/CsW0mBoc7D
4:14 p.m. -- ESPN: Players who finish outside the FedexCup's top 125 are usually bound for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. As a result of the shortened season, that cutoff will not apply and all PGA Tour players will retain their status for the following season.
2:59 p.m. -- Golfweek: The latest series of tournament changes amid the pandemic comes from the R&A, which made an announcement on Wednesday on a slew of amateur events planned for this summer.
2:53 p.m. -- Golf Digest: Now's your chance to play Jim Nantz's back-yard par 3, one of the best items in Titleist's auctions for COVID-19.
2:47 p.m. -- GOLF.com: These are the conditions necessary to resume PGA TOUR play, according to Dr. Fauci. The Tour is going to need to be able to test players, caddies and other constituents. Fauci agrees.
2:42 p.m. -- Starting next week, all three Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation golf courses in Indiana are scheduled to
reopen on May 4.
2:36 p.m. -- Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino announced Wednesday afternoon the first round of beach, inland parks and golf courses to reopen at 7 a.m. local time on May 1. “We will be announcing some changes today and tomorrow to new norms in Maui County,” Victorino said during Wednesday’s media update.
2:30 p.m. -- With Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing that golf courses are allowed to open, the town of Fallsburg, New York are doing their best to adjust their practices to keep everyone safe and healthy.
2:00 p.m. -- Golficity: Here are some helpful pandemic golf tips:
- If you aren’t feeling well or were recently feeling unwell, DO NOT PLAY
- Learn and observe your state’s requirements
- Pack plenty of water and snacks
- Dress appropriately
1:45 p.m. -- Colorado: Pueblo County High School girls golf feels sting of coronavirus. This was supposed to be a spring in which two Pueblo County High School senior girls golfers took their shot at qualifying for state.
1:30 p.m. -- When will golf courses reopen? Latest updates on United Kingdom coronavirus closures - and how golf's new social distancing rules will work.
1:15 p.m. -- Stamford, Connecticut will begin reopening golf courses and tennis courts, albeit with "strict restrictions," tomorrow, officials announced this week.
1:00 p.m. -- Washington Post: A round of golf provides trivial frustrations and triumphs that feel so welcome. Golf is the safe ‘great escape’ we’re all looking for right now.
8:47 a.m. -- Golf courses in Philadelphia will be able to resume operations as early as tomorrow, Mayor Kenney announced. Those courses that choose to reopen must follow the guidelines for outdoor recreation issued by the CDC and shared by the state earlier this week.
8:36 p.m. -- Bay Area golfers who are ready to get back on the green will be able to do so soon, but not in every county. Even though the county orders allow golf as a "safe outdoor activity", many health departments are deferring to California's statewide health order which says courses are to remain closed.
8:33 a.m. -- Rules for 'safe golf' submitted to United Kingdom government. Measures to allow for golf to be played safely amid the coronavirus pandemic have been submitted by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
8:29 a.m. -- Crawford County golf courses in Pennsylvania eager to open. With temperatures rising and cabin fever at a fever pitch, golfers and courses are ready to get going now that the state has given them permission to open.
8:22 a.m. -- If Massachusetts golf courses reopen during coronavirus pandemic, golfers must act smart, Mayor Marty Walsh says. “I would think if golf comes back, we’re going to ask people to wear masks while they’re golfing,” Walsh added.
8:18 a.m. -- Santa Cruz, California: County golf courses set to reopen Monday after being forced to close March 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
8:11 a.m. -- Don’t screw this up, New Jersey! Before parks and golf courses reopen, here are new coronavirus rules. “We’re basically saying: We’re prepared to trust you,” Governor Murphy said.
8:07 a.m. -- City of Dayton, Ohio golf centers remained closed. It has been determined by the city that its golf center do not have the resources to fully meet the safe operating protocols.
8:00 a.m. -- Golf set to return to San Diego County, but with a few tweaks. The most interesting part about golf’s anticipated return is how long it will take for a round.
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