Live Golf News Updates for May 12
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Tuesday, May 12. (All times Eastern)
10:30 p.m. -- A peek inside the bags of DJ, Rory, Rickie and Matthew Wolff heading into the Taylormade Driving Relief match.
7:04 p.m. -- Reigning Rocket Mortgage Classic Champion, Nate Lashley holds the first rounds lead in Scottsdale.
6:11 p.m. -- Morning wave at the Scottsdale Open includes PGA Tour member, Joel Dahmen and Champions Tour member Kirk Triplett.
5:22 p.m. -- Reports indicate the PGA Tour has health and safety measures set to go into effect at the Chafrles Schwab Championship. A formal announcement is expected later this week.
3:30 p.m. -- As part of an industrywide collaboration to lead the responsible return of golf in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the game’s allied organizations have established “Back2Golf,” a plan outlining operational guidelines for golf facilities that adhere to nationally established protocols and best practices.
2:15 p.m. -- Seminole, Medalist golf courses will share spotlight with charity events starring Tiger, Phil, Rory and more. They might as well be worlds apart, with the unique vibe that emits from both South Florida facilities.
1:45 p.m. -- The PGA TOUR plans to use chartered planes to shuttle
golfers and caddies between tournaments when the circuit returns from its coronavirus hiatus at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June, said Kevin Streelman.
9:08 a.m. -- Golfweek: Maridoe Junior Invitational fills a void in summer schedule for junior golfers. On Monday, Maridoe Golf Club also announced that it would host the Maridoe Junior Invitational June 9 - 11.
8:55 a.m. -- GOLF.com: With PGA TOUR return looming, here’s what the commissioner told the players. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan walked through many of the conceptual procedures that will be put in place at future tournaments.
8:47 a.m. -- Topgolf reopens Oklahoma City location with new safety guidelines. The Oklahoma City facility became the first of 56 locations across the country to open its doors since all closed on March 18.
8:31 a.m. -- The Telegraph: When will golf courses reopen after lockdown? Pressing golf questions from the United Kingdom answered.
8:26 a.m. -- Dr. Donal Hughes: "Doing shopping carries greater risk” than touching a flag. Golf doc cannot understand why touching the flagstick has been banned in golf's new guidelines during coronavirus.
8:10 a.m. -- Golf Digest: Upcoming COVID charity events extend golf's long history of staging 'challenge' matches. Suddenly, challenge matches are in vogue—to fill a void on the golf schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic and to generate charity funds in a time of need.
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