Live Golf News Updates for May 5
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Tuesday, May 5. (All times Eastern)
11:59 p.m. -- No one got off to a hotter start than Brendon Todd this season. Here's why he will be ready when play resumes.
8:31 p.m. -- Rory's swing appears to be just fine despite professional golf's hiatus.
8:02 p.m. -- Rain or shine, golfers in Pennsylvania are thrilled to be back to playing.
7:12 p.m. -- "I feel like I am a human being again," said one Bay area resident. Courses opening is among the early steps to loosening restrictions in San Francisco.
6:51 p.m. -- More on why Colin Montgomorie has his doubts about the Tour returning in June.
6:03 p.m. -- “It’s been difficult. We don’t have any income, but we still have to maintain the golf course because we can’t let it go.” Strong surge of eager golfers catches courses off guard in Washington.
5:20 p.m. -- Parks and golf courses reopen in Washington as some coronavirus restrictions ease.
4:00 p.m. -- Golf Digest: COVID Confessions: 10 golfers—in their own words—on how the pandemic has upended their lives and businesses. A living oral history of hardship, perseverance and optimism in the time of corona.
3:30 p.m. -- ‘Positive vibes’: Nightly Hilton Head golf course couple sooths coronavirus world. Billy Howe plays trumpet and Stacey Beane plays violin.
3:00 p.m. -- Coronavirus forces Sullivan Family golf fundraiser off the greens. John was struck by lightning almost 35 years ago at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan and their Sullivan Scramble now cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic.
2:30 p.m. -- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina loosens a coronavirus restriction that golfers will welcome. The county announced on Tuesday that golf courses no longer must restrict players to one person to a cart. Players can now ride in pairs.
1:00 p.m. -- Golf Digest: Coronavirus just another hurdle in an unusual college golf career. Sam Humphreys was diagnosed with cancer in June 2018 and was finally coming out on the other side of it when my collegiate golf career at the University of Missouri-Kansas City abruptly ended in March.
9:02 a.m. -- The Irish Times: COVID-19 exit plan: Golf clubs will only be open to members who live within 5 kilometers of course. Clubs across Ireland are set to reopen on May 18 as part of the first phase of the government’s coronavirus exit plan.
8:49 a.m. -- Golf Digest: A course owner fights to save his business in an area ravaged by COVID-19. Randall Wood is owner of Haliburton Highlands Golf Course in Haliburton, Ontario.
8:44 a.m. -- Indiana golfers are now free to visit their favorite courses, as long as they maintain proper social distancing. On May 1, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that Indiana is entering Stage 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Greater liberty was extended effective May 4.
8:36 a.m. -- Golf courses across Illinois reopen with new COVID-19 rules. “Typically, four players would be allowed on the first hole every 10 minutes and that would bring our capacity to about 220 to 240 people out there per day if we were really busy,” Ethan Roush, head golf professional, said. “So now it’s two people every 15 minutes, which limits our capacity down to about 80 players a day.”
8:33 a.m. -- South Carolina golf courses adjust to changes brought on by COVID-19. Most of the social distancing changes for golfers at courses across the state have been simple.
8:28 a.m. -- Golf courses in Central Texas are starting to see more traffic as they reopen and the weather warms up. But rounds of golf look a lot different for the time being, to slow the spread of COVID-19.
8:22 a.m. -- Golfers hit the links in San Francisco as shelter-in-place restrictions ease. "It feels great. Beautiful day. It's been like two months since we have been able to play so it's a lot of fun," said Mark Meyer of Menlo Park.
8:17 a.m. -- Rule changes you need to know when golf reopens today in Washington. The state released a list of 24 rules and regulations that golf courses must comply with before reopening.
8:10 a.m. -- Golf, jogging, other outdoor activities resume in Solano County, California. The amended order allows for county residents to participate in a variety of healthy outdoor activities.
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