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Live Golf News Updates for May 20

Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Wednesday, May 20. (All times Eastern)

9:00 p.m. -- Golf Channel: LPGA players will have the option to forego caddies and carry their own bags for the remainder of the 2020 season.

7:03 p.m. -- Despite significant fundraising efforts, the St. Edwards University golf team in Austin has been cut.

6:24 p.m. -- Similar to PGA Tour, Korn Ferry, LPGA and Symetra Tour players will retain their current status for the 2021 season.

5:50 p.m. -- At age 17, phenom Akshay Bhatia passed on college golf to head straight for the pros. Now his future is entirely uncertain amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

5:12 p.m. -- 2020 Meiger LPGA Classic and Q School canceled.

4:29 p.m. -- Golfweek: Golf with fans? Organizers from the Memorial and others are pressing for it.

4:16 p.m. -- Golf Digest: Lee Westwood: 'Not worth it' to travel to U.S. for Tour events, might miss PGA Championship.

4:07 p.m. -- GOLF.com: We designed on-course face masks specifically for golfers.

3:53 p.m. -- The LPGA cancelled the Meijer LPGA Classic on Wednesday, axing a tournament that had already been postponed from June to October amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

3:30 p.m. -- Forbes: Goodyear blimp returns for Tiger-Phil charity golf event, with message of thanks for healthcare workers.

2:45 p.m. -- An Albany, New York golf course is closed to the public, but workers from the city are still going in to tend to the grounds.

2:00 p.m. -- Arkansas: Joint Advisory Committee on Golf is working through the coronavirus shutdown. During a virtual meeting May 13, committee members heard an update on two cart bridge projects, changes to the summer junior golf program, and rounds played in April.

9:42 a.m. -- Golf misunderstood at times during COVID-19 pandemic. Author Bill Burt shares his thoughts.

9:23 a.m. -- Cut Bank Golf and Country Club closed under Blackfeet Tribe’s COVID-19 ordinance. According to the Board of Directors, “We have been notified that anyone caught golfing on the course will be subject to a $150 fine. This applies to both tribal and non-tribal members.”

9:07 a.m. -- Pocono Manor Golf Club in Pennsylvania reopens six months after fire burned down hotel. A feeling of relief because COVID-19 was just the latest hurdle to clear.

8:51 a.m. -- Coronavirus golf guidelines improving pace of play. Multiple golf clubs have reported that pace of play has vastly improved since golf courses reopened.

8:20 a.m. -- Coronavirus shutdowns are making golf courses an oasis for stir-crazy Americans eager to get out and tee up.

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