Live Golf News Updates for May 2 & 3
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. (All times Eastern)
Sunday, May 3
8:45 p.m. -- The number of open courses in the U.S. continues to climb.
7:45 p.m. -- Before the season went on pause, these players were already compiling impressive 2020 resumes.
6:20 p.m. -- Korn Ferry Tour member, Max Rottluff has taken up piano during the Tour's hiatus.
5:12 p.m. -- Massachusetts remains one of the few states keeping courses closed.
3:45 p.m. -- Brendan Steele's departure from the canceled Players Championship included a $3,500 rental car and a 2,700 mile road trip.
1:00 p.m. -- National Club Golfer: 'There's going to be inevitable disappointment': Greenkeepers' caution on golf's return. Why golfers shouldn't expect courses to look like they did when they finally get to play again after coronavirus restrictions are eased.
12:45 p.m. -- Trump Organization begins reopening its golf properties.
12:30 p.m. -- Business Insider: The United States will likely see the return of NASCAR and the PGA TOUR before football, basketball, and hockey amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here's why.
12:15 p.m. -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Snapshots on a Saturday in May: Golf, errands and protest in the midst of the coronavirus
12:00 p.m. -- Burlington Free Press: Wait continues for Vermont golfers as New Hampshire announces plan to reopen courses.
11:15 a.m. -- TPC Harding Park, site of August's PGA Championship, set to reopen tomorrow.
8:23 a.m. -- Detroit Free Press journalist describes his first round of golf in the new coronavirus world.
8:13 a.m. -- New Hampshire opens golf courses and campgrounds with restrictions in place.
8:08 a.m. -- New Jersey’s golf courses are now allowed to reopen — all under restrictions — starting this weekend.
8:03 a.m. -- Coronavirus shelter-in-place: San Francisco's Presidio Golf Course re-opening to golfers.
Saturday, May 2
10:20 p.m. -- The weather was an added bonus but Philadelphia golfers were headed to the course today rain or shine.
9:12 p.m. -- Only three states remain without at least a plan to reopen courses.
8:20 p.m. -- Brooks Koepka is gearing back up under the watchful eye of Claude Harmon III.
8:08 p.m. -- There are still many details to be determined before the PGA Tour resumes June 11-14 at the Colonial in Fort Worth. One item taking shape: gear trucks. They'll be allowed, but with "numerous modifications," according to Golf Digest.
5:51 p.m. -- As golf returns to most of the country, frustration is building in Massachusetts, where golf remains suspended statewide. Maryland and Vermont are the only other states where golf is currently suspended without plans to reopen.
3:17 p.m. -- Golf returns to New Jersey today, but according to this report, there will be a "significant" police presence on the courses to ensure social-distancing guidelines are followed.
1:47 p.m. -- Coming May 11: Golf in New Hampshire will return, but for state residents and club members only.
12:55 p.m. -- With golf re-opening across the country, it's time to get ready to play well. And that meaning looking like you're ready to play well, thanks to these tips from Golf.com.
10:27 a.m. -- Another example of a golf company jumping in to help the cause in the fight against coronavirus: Bionic Gloves has begun producing masks that are available to consumers. A portion of every sale will be donated to Feeding America.
10:21 a.m. -- The January Tour stop in Kapalua is normally reserved for winners from the previous season's event. But this January, the Tournament of Champions may welcome non-winners, or perhaps go forward to a smaller field, writes USA Today's Steve DiMeglio.
9:29 a.m. -- Golf is coming back online in Ireland, beginning May 18, according to Golfweek.
8:55 a.m. -- The PGA Tour is scheduled to resume in June with the Colonial in Fort Worth. But which PGA Tour stars will play? According to a survey published yesterday by Golf Digest, most pros will not play until there is comprehensive COVID-19 testing at every event.
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