Live Golf News Updates for May 9 & 10
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Saturday, May 9 and Sunday May 10. (All times Eastern)
Sunday, May 10
10:00 p.m. -- Jordan Spieth set to compete in second fundraiser event in Dallas area.
9:00 p.m. -- The Outlaw Tour's Scottsdale Open field is rich with PGA Tour mainstays.
UPDATE: @ScottsdaleOpen pairings & tee time are OUT.— The Outlaw Tour (@outlawgolftour) May 11, 2020
Notable(s) - ALL TIMES PST:
7:30 am (1) : @Joel_Dahmen - @NateLashley - Nick Mason
7:30 am (10): @Streels54 - @ColtKnost - Andrew Buckle
7:39 am (1): @JJSpaun - @jgunnshow - @brandondharkins https://t.co/bVPdUbYhmm
3:52 p.m. -- TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley being prepared for Korn Ferry Tour's return.
10:30 a.m. -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is continuing on his mission to reopen the state. ‘Phase One’ of reopening began with the reopening of restaurants and retail businesses, and now, non-contact recreation businesses can open including mini-golf and ranges.
8:29 a.m. -- Golf courses in Michigan will allow cart usage according to the state’s Small Business Association. Previously, while golf courses could be open,
people couldn't use carts unless they had a disability.
8:24 a.m. -- Golf course on Massachusetts-Rhode Island border feels brunt of differing state coronavirus guidelines.
8:21 a.m. -- As golfers return to the links across the U.S., tennis players are wondering when they can return to the courts in this Newsday article.
8:17 a.m. -- In the Los Angeles area, city and county golf courses are reopening, but pro shops remain closed and golf course restaurants are restricted to carry-out service only.
Saturday, May 9
9:34 p.m. --The Memorial Tournament will implement high-tech badges to track spectators in July.
8:19 p.m. -- Palm Springs, Calif., City Council has convened, and they have elected to allow golf, tennis and pickleball to resume.
6:15 p.m. -- Golf courses remain suspended in Ontario, Canada, and lobbying efforts have accelerated in an effort pressure lawmakers to allow courses to reopen.
4:15 p.m -- Despite snow in the weekend forecast on Mothers Day on Sunday, tee sheets are reportedly packed in Massachusetts, where golf is reopening this weekend.
3:55 p.m. -- Competitive golf has returned -- at least, the indoor version. On Saturday several European Tour stars played a simulated 18 holes at St. Andrews as part of the BMW Indoor Invitational. Your winner? Joost Luiten. Golf.com has the highlights.
2:05 p.m. -- According to the latest data from Golf Now, 297 courses across the U.S. reopened on Friday, with only one closure.
11:17: a.m. -- The LPGA is set to return in July, but pro sports in South Korea are ramping up now, including the Korean LPGA, which will resume this week. Several top players have entered, including Sung Hyun Park, Sei Young Kim and Jeongeun Lee6, the third, sixth and 10th ranked players in the world. Social-distancing practices will be in place, and players will receive temperature checks upon arriving at the course.
10:15 a.m. -- Golf is coming back online in Ireland on May 18, and the government has outlined a series of protocols courses must follow, which are almost identical to the social-distancing practices in place at many U.S. courses.
9:01 a.m. -- How do you play golf safely in the coronavirus era? Golf.com offers a new 9-step guide.
8:09 a.m. -- The theme this weekend? Re-opening. Here's a video report from Golf Advisor on how Palm Beach National ramped up after nearly a month without golfers.
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