Live Golf News Updates for May 18
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Monday, May 18. (All times Eastern)
8:37 p.m. -- Total veiwers mirrored a typical PGA Tour Sunday during Sunday's made for TV match.
8:00 p.m. -- Charitable impacts from the Taylormade Driving Relief match include 100,000 meals for frontline workers.
With yesterday's action, and the additional support from @wearefarmers, there are no losers.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 18, 2020
$1 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts, benefitting @OffTheirPlate provides:
✅100,000 meals to frontline workers
✅30,000 shift hours for local restaurant employees#DrivingRelief pic.twitter.com/AyrfkWf4Qv
7:17 p.m. -- Gamblers were all in on the Taylormade Driving Relief match.
6:08 p.m. -- Tom Brady throws some shade towards Peyton Manning ahead of Sunday's clash.
5:32 p.m. -- Brittany Lincicome's caddie is recovering after testing positive for COVID-19. She is hopeful to return to the bag sooner rather than later.
4:56 p.m. -- The Golf Ball E-Z Lift has become a best seller at courses around the country.
4:07 p.m. -- Business Insider: A New York nurse doesn't sympathize with people who are angry about golf courses being closed: 'People are dying in our hospital right now.'
3:54 p.m. -- Boothbay Harbor Country Club golfers got into the swing of things May 15 as their local course opened. Public and private courses alike are instituting “Park, Play and Go Home” as guidelines for the new season in the era of coronavirus.
3:45 p.m. -- USGA cancels qualifying for 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, three other events amid coronavirus pandemic. More exemptions will now be handed out to help fill up the fields for the anticipated events
3:00 p.m. -- The Oregon Coast Invitational at Astoria Golf and Country Club has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 110th edition of the tournament has been rescheduled for July 17, 2021.
2:30 p.m. -- The golf industry has been able to manage the obstacles brought by the coronavirus pretty well, according to the Indiana Golf Association (IGA). What has helped is that golf is a sport that already does a “good job of social distancing,” says IGA Executive Director Mike David.
2:15 p.m. -- Golf courses around Ohio can remain open, but only if they’re up to par with a variety of regulations designed to limit the spread of coronavirus. Violating health orders is a fourth-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a $250 fine or up to 30 days in jail.
1:00 p.m. -- New Jersey golf ranges, shooting ranges, tennis clubs to reopen from COVID-19 closures. The expansion of outdoor activities available in time for Memorial Day weekend came after a weekend where people returned to New Jersey’s beaches ahead of the official reopening of the sand.
10:28 a.m. -- GOLF.com: Was the return of live golf a success?
9:39 a.m. -- The R&A today launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund, to help golf deal with the impact of the pandemic. The fund will be largely aimed at national associations and other affiliated bodies in Great Britain and Ireland.
9:12 a.m. -- During the TaylorMade Driving Relief event, Carl's Golfland in Michigan announced it was donating $100,000 to the fundraiser, which supported the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation. This is on top of the $250,000 donated by the metro Detroit golf company through the #ShankThisVirus campaign.
8:56 a.m. -- Wall Street Journal: We’re out of toilet paper, hand sanitizer—and golf pushcarts? Once-disparaged device is an item everybody wants after courses ban caddies and motorized carts to fight coronavirus.
8:33 a.m. -- Golf carts return to Valley View Golf Course in Utica, New York. Around the country, many courses have either already brought them back or considering under the current guidelines.
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