Live Golf News Updates for May 16 & 17
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. (All times Eastern)
Sunday, May 17
7:00 p.m. -- Today's Driving Relief Match helped raise more than $5.5 Million for COVID-19 relief efforts.
5:51 p.m. -- President Trump called into today's NBC broadcast. "I'm getting a little tired of watching 10-year old golf tournaments."
5:00 p.m. -- A look at the team totals through the front nine.
4:11 p.m. -- The shoe game at this afternoon's Taylormade Driving Relief match is strong.
3:14 p.m. -- A 356 drive from Matthew Wolff took long drive honors on the second hole of today's match.
2:18 p.m. -- Back to their pre-Tour days. Here come the pros carrying their own bags .
1:45 p.m. -- Golf Digest: TaylorMade Driving Relief: Live Blog.
9:24 a.m. -- Business Insider: The Secret Service is paying $179,000 to rent golf carts at one of Trump's courses this summer.
9:02 a.m. -- Park Hyun-kyung, ranked No. 92 in the world, won
the KLPGA Championship on Sunday, as women's golf in South Korea joined the country's professional baseball and football leagues to restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.
8:30 a.m. -- The Korea Golf Association is canceling one of the most prestigious events on the men’s side of the game in South Korea because of the continuing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The Korea Open, first played in 1958, was scheduled to be played June 25-28 outside Seoul.
Saturday, May 16
8:37 p.m. -- President of the PGA, Suzy Whaley discusses how they are safely getting back to playing golf during this afternoon's rebroadcast of the 2018 PGA Championship.
"At the PGA of America we've been working really hard to be responsible... and to try and get people back to playing the game of golf."— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) May 16, 2020
Suzy Whaley, the president of the @PGA, talks about how they are working to get back to playing golf through safe social distancing. pic.twitter.com/OH9kUKCUb2
8:03 p.m. -- Nick Novak has used his time during quarantine to give virtual lessons to veterans.
7:05 p.m. -- All angles of tomorrow's skins game are covered, including the carry bags the pros will lug around Seminole, which you can read about on GOLF.com.
4:55 p.m. -- DJ is fired up for the match tomorrow.
2:08 p.m. -- Here a full "viewer's guide" from Golf Digest, with everything you need to know to get ready for Sunday's skins game between Rory and DJ vs. Rickie and Wolff.
12:05 p.m. -- The golf world will no doubt closely follow tomorrow's skins game between Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson vs. Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff, and beyond the match itself, it could serve as an example for how pro golf will exist in this new world, from caddie interactions to rule book tweaks.
10:37 a.m. -- Golf is slowly reopening across Canada, and the nation is aiming for a "touchless experience" at all of it courses.
9:18 a.m. -- Golf is open is all 50 states, but it remains suspended in Washington D.C. The earlier possible opening appears to be May 30.
8:20 a.m. -- On Sunday golf fans will get a look at Seminole GC, the South Florida club many Tour players call home, when it hosts the TaylorMade Driving Relief charity tournament. Golf.com has run a multi-part series on the ins and outs of the club, concluding with a look at the guest experience.
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