Live Golf News Updates for May 15
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Friday, May 15. (All times Eastern)
9:15 p.m. -- Playing in front of spectators looks increasingly unlikey but organizers remain optimistic about August PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.
“We are excited to be the first major out, if things work out, but there is a lot of uncertainty.”— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) May 16, 2020
The PGA Championship will unlikely have spectators in August, but there still remains hope that the event will take place in San Francisco: https://t.co/17y9eWWBdE pic.twitter.com/3ZZH2NRI1E
8:00 p.m. -- Fans can donate on top of the $4 Million already pledged to Taylormade's Driving Relief match.
7:40 p.m. -- A look inside Matthew Wolff's bag ahead of Sunday's match.
7:33 p.m. -- Watch Jim Nantz and Brooks Koepka relive his 2018 PGA Championship win tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.
6:13 p.m. -- Players will carry their own bags during Sunday's matchup. Here's a peek at what they'll look like.
5:48 p.m. -- Steph Curry has used quarantine to sharpen his trick shot skills.
5:04 p.m. -- Farmers Insurance will be donating $1 Million per birdie and eagle made during Sunday's match.
.@RickieFowler is usually fueled by the roar of the fans, but this time we can support him by watching #DrivingRelief on 5/17. For every birdie and eagle made, we’re donating to @OffTheirPlate as part of a $1 million pledge. Tune in from 2-6pm ET on NBC. pic.twitter.com/RqowfY062d— Farmers Insurance (@WeAreFarmers) May 15, 2020
3:00 p.m. -- Your guide to COVID-19 golfing and following pandemic guidelines in Ottawa. Ontario Premier Doug Ford came out with the words the province’s golf community had been waiting for early Thursday, okaying golf courses to open as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
2:30 p.m. -- After a Staunton City, Virginia Council meeting
Thursday night in which council members adopted a new fiscal budget with changes due to COVID-19, the city is also planning the reopening of the Gypsy Hill Golf Course.
2:00 p.m. -- The Sanford International is moving ahead as scheduled with COVID-19 precautions in mind for players, patrons, partners and volunteers. The third annual tournament will take place Sept. 7-13 at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
1:30 p.m. -- The CDGA Amateur, which was to be played for the 101st time June 22 - 25 at Bull Valley in Woodstock, and the Illinois State Amateur, slated for its 90th playing at The Club at Wynstone in Barrington July 21 - 23, were dropped due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
9:25 a.m. -- State police asks miniature golf course in Westfield, Indiana to close. On Wednesday afternoon, two people claiming to be Indiana Excise Police showed up and ordered the course closed. The police also said they were coming back Thursday, Lynch says, and the two were so aggressive that she asked Westfield Police Department to come over.
9:20 a.m. -- The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament in Michigan is cancelled for this year. The inaugural tournament was held last year at the Midland Country Club.
9:12 a.m. -- Reopening plan has Kingston golf course, marina operators making changes. Local golfers and boaters will soon be able to get back into the swing of things with Thursday’s announcement by the Province of Ontario easing coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
9:09 a.m. -- 'We have to get up on our feet': Hotels reopen in Florida as coronavirus restrictions ease. Among the properties reopening in Lee and Collier counties this week? The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club and nearby Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples and The Pink Shell Resort & Marina and Lani Kai Island Resort on Fort Myers Beach.
9:03 a.m. -- Perhaps even more than usual, golf has become a recreational escape for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local golf courses in Iowa have seen a strong turnout of both members and guest golfers during the early weeks of the season.
8:57 a.m. -- Wall Street Journal: Golf Courses Are Open—But Bring Your Own Gatorade. Courses around the country are mostly open again, but the ground rules have changed. On the bright side: homebound golfers score a few new advantages.
8:54 a.m. -- Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma, Washington will reopen with limited operations starting May 22. Four-person groups are allowed only if they are from the same household. Otherwise, there can only be two players per tee time.
8:48 a.m. -- Rory McIlroy tees off on President Trump for ‘terrible’ coronavirus leadership. "We’re in the midst of something that’s pretty serious right now and the fact that he’s trying to politicize it and make it a campaign rally and say we’re administering the most tests in the world like it is a contest — there’s something that just is terrible,’’ McIlroy said.
8:43 a.m. -- Wynn Las Vegas will welcome guests back to its golf course starting Monday, May 18. While Wynn's golf course is reopening under Phase 1 of Gov. Sisolak's reopening plan, the remainder of Wynn and Encore will remain closed until at this time.
8:32 a.m. -- Even under restrictions, golf thriving in Chatham County, North Carolina during coronavirus. Each of the county’s six clubs have remained open during the pandemic and state-wide stay-at-home orders.
8:21 a.m. -- GOLF.com: Here’s how the only known pro golfer with the coronavirus feels about the PGA TOUR’s return. Victor Lange was the only known PGA TOUR golfer to test positive for COVID-19.
8:10 a.m. -- ‘I can’t wait to get back’: Seattle-area golfers eager for PGA TOUR to resume after coronavirus shutdown. Nick Taylor, Joel Dahmen and Cheng-Tsung Pan were never all teammates at once, but at some point all three were on the University of Washington men’s golf team.
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