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Live Golf News Updates for May 7

Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Thursday, May 7. (All times Eastern)

8:20 p.m. -- Augusta National has donated 2,000 pounds of food that was meant to be sold at The Masters.

7:04 p.m. -- In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the R&A announced Captain Clive Edginton will become the first individual since 1836 to serve a second consecutive term.

6:18 p.m. -- ESPN: Korn Ferry Tour winner, Brady Schnell rips Vijay Singh for entering Korn Ferry Challenge.

5:37 p.m. -- Decision to open courses in Massachusetts upsets other business owners.

5:00 p.m. -- Vermont golf courses open, restrictions include no touching the flagstick and family members only in your cart.

4:15 p.m. -- May 24 is the date for 'The Match II.' Until then, let the trash talking commence.

3:00 p.m. -- Golfweek: Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: Match officially has a date. Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity will be held Sunday, May 24 at Medalist Golf Club in Florida.

2:45 p.m. -- GOLF.com: 10 reasons American golfers should be optimistic, study shows.

2:30 p.m. -- The City of Mission Viejo, California will reintroduce golf cart use at the Casta del Sol Golf Course on Friday, May 8 – a week after the course's reopening and successful display of social distancing.

2:15 p.m. -- Five-time LPGA Tour winner Michelle Wie West could return to competitive golf later this year thanks to the U.S. Women’s Open being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis. She has already missed nearly a full year while dealing with a continued wrist injury and is expecting her first child this summer.

2:00 p.m. -- The City of Dayton, Ohio today announced it is closing two of its golf courses permanently. The Kitty Hawk and Madden courses have required subsidies from the city's general fund to operate.

1:45 p.m. -- Palm Springs, California to debate golf, tennis, pickleball restrictions. City leaders will consider reopening recreational activities during the city council meeting tonight.

1:30 p.m. -- When New Hampshire golf courses reopen Monday, May 11, golfers will notice several changes in place because of the coronavirus outbreak.

1:15 p.m. -- Tee times now open as Massachusetts Governor Baker lifts ban on golf. Courses are allowed to open immediately.

1:00 p.m. -- Why Charlie Baker says he decided to open up Massachusetts golf courses. "We basically took a model that was being used in several of the states that are around us, that we felt was consistent with what our concerns were in the first place, and applied it.”

9:30 a.m. -- New England Golf: New Role for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker: “Golf’s Grim Reaper”.

9:12 a.m. -- Golfweek: How golf whiffed during quarantine. How is it every musician has managed to play a concert in their living room, but we can’t get one cameraman to follow favorite players around the golf course?

9:04 a.m. -- Augusta National donates 2,000 pounds of food to local food bank. Golden Harvest Food Bank continues to provide food to those in need across the Augusta area.

8:55 a.m. -- Golf Digest: Should match play be used at a major championship?

8:49 a.m. -- Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina gives free rounds of golf to first responders on the COVID-19 front lines.

8:41 a.m. -- COVID-19 pandemic has affected the golf industry in the Council Bluffs, Iowa area. While courses are still open, there are some distinct changes.

8:38 a.m. -- ‘Like I was getting Taylor Swift tickets’: Washington golfers thrilled to be back on links after coronavirus shutdown. “The minute the governor said we could play on the 5th, it was like getting Seahawks playoff tickets.”

8:33 a.m. -- Workers push for federal coronavirus relief at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. A group of workers held a press conference Wednesday outside Los Angeles club to pressure the federal government for help.

8:27 a.m. -- Golf courses in Massachusetts are going to open soon and Governor Charlie Baker is expected to make an announcement today, despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to a published report.

8:22 a.m. -- Los Angeles trails and golf courses can reopen saturday, retailers can start curbside service Friday. Strict rules will be in place: anyone using the open trails and golf courses must wear a face mask at all times.

8:16 a.m. -- Partition developed in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin makes golfing safer during pandemic. Now partitions are possible since the introduction of the Safe Wedge, made by Five Star Fabricating of Twin Lakes.

8:10 a.m. -- Golf club in Massachusetts closed for two months declares bankruptcy, dashing couple’s wedding plans. After nine years together and two years engaged, couple was planning to tie the knot on Sept. 26.

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