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Live Golf News Updates for May 8

Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Friday, May 8. (All times Eastern)

7:30 p.m. -- A checklist to keep you in check and playing safe golf during the coronavirus.

6:17 p.m. -- Carlos Ortiz and Matthew Fitzpatrick square off in a virtual match.

5:20 p.m. -- CBS is not carrying 1 p.m. game on Masters Sunday, paving the way for Jim Nantz to be in Augusta.

4:02 p.m. -- Ana Belac's collegiate career was one of many cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

3:15 p.m. -- Brady's game "somewhere between poor and pitiful" ahead of The Match.

1:35 p.m. -- Unlimited golf for frontline workers offered at northern Michigan resort. The offer is available through May 15.

1:22 p.m. -- A new report claims United Kingdom golf clubs will be given "two to three weeks notice" this weekend as to when they will be able to reopen their doors to the British public.

1:17 p.m. -- Golf courses implement new safety rules to stay open during COVID-19. "We wanted to make everything more hands free," facilities manager Aaron Craig says. “We removed all the bunker rakes and removed the golf ball washers at each hole."

1:13 p.m. -- The golf course at Green Lakes State Park in New York is tentatively scheduled to open May 15, according to state officials.

1:08 p.m. -- Lake Michigan golf courses persevering through coronavirus restrictions.

1:00 p.m. -- Golf courses in Michigan will be allowed to use carts, according to the Small Business Association of Michigan. Previously, while golf courses could be open, people couldn't use carts unless they had a disability.

9:09 a.m. -- Golf Digest: The R&A announced that Clive Edginton will continue as its captain for 2020-’21. He will be only the second person to serve two successive terms as captain since the club’s founding in 1754.

9:02 a.m. -- Golfweek: The husband and wife of Steve Howe and Carolyn Barnett-Howe from Appleton, Wisconsin made back-to-back holes-in-one on the 158-yard sixth hole on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.

8:58 a.m. -- Sandwich, Massachusetts golf charity contributes to COVID-19 relief. Over the years the group has donated more than $120,000 to local organizations.

8:54 a.m. -- Golfshake: How the coronavirus pandemic could impact golf club memberships.

8:46 a.m. -- Golf courses in Illinois opened on a restricted basis on May 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic, but University of Illinois golf course Director Mike Wallner said the 2020 version of the UI Open is still on.

8:41 a.m. -- Pictures: El Paso, Texas golf courses reopen after coronavirus Stay Home, Work Safe order.

8:37 a.m. -- Green Hill golf course to remain closed after spike in coronavirus cases in Worcester, Massachusetts. The city reported 109 more people tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

8:33 a.m. -- Golfers in Maryland were allowed to return to the greens on Thursday, one day after Governor Larry Hogan lifted coronavirus-related restrictions on certain outdoor activities. "We were closed for exactly 44 days. It was tough," said Bob Sturges, who owns Worthington Manor Golf Club in Frederick.

8:29 a.m. -- GOLF.com: A 9-point checklist to playing golf safely during the coronavirus.

8:23 a.m. -- Forbes: How Golf Became Center of Coronavirus Culture War in Deep-Blue Massachusetts.

8:18 a.m. -- Washington Post: Maryland open: State’s golfers celebrate lifting of emergency pandemic decree.

8:12 a.m. -- Massachusetts golf courses are finally on par with the rest of the country. “There’s excitement in the air,” said club owner David Southworth. “It’s good to see people out there enjoying the beautiful weather and getting exercise.”

8:05 a.m. -- NPR: As communities start to emerge from COVID-19 shutdowns, so do recreational opportunities. Golf seems to be a natural for these times, with its built-in social distancing.

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