Live Golf News Updates for May 26
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Tuesday, May 26. (All times Eastern)
6:37 p.m. -- Charles Barkley thinks Sunday's match should set a precedent for PGA Tour events without fans.
5:29 p.m. -- Former Stanford standout Maverick McNealy has been far more productive than most during quarantine.
3:15 p.m. -- Old Course at St. Andrews announces re-opening date. In a letter to its membership, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews announced it is re-opening four of its links on May 29. All courses in Scotland have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic since March 23.
2:30 p.m. -- Canada: After years of declining interest, golf is suddenly hot again. Several hours that do not involve staying home and avoiding all contact with others. What's not to love?
2:00 p.m. -- CBS Sports: Golf In The Age of COVID-19. Erik Anders Lang drove to a local track in California to find out what courses are doing in the age of a pandemic on this special edition of Adventures In Golf, presented by United.
1:00 p.m. -- Associated Press: Americans finding ways to stay active while keeping distance. Golf courses are welcoming more beginners and people returning to the game.
9:25 a.m. -- Golfweek: The Match: Champions for Charity drew an average of 5.8 million viewers on Sunday across the various Turner Sports channels, making it the most-watched combined golf telecast on cable TV.
9:03 a.m. -- Phoenix: Golfing as popular as ever during COVID-19 pandemic. It's a nearly perfect social distancing sport, since it is easy for players to remain six feet apart, each with his or her own equipment. Plus, the game is played in the great outdoors.
8:41 a.m. -- World number one Rory McIlroy believes the Ryder Cup is unlikely to take place this year and postponing the biennial match play event to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be the right call to make.
8:30 a.m. -- All city-owned tennis courts, golf and disc golf courses will reopen in Houston on June 1, Mayor Sylvester Turner said May 21.
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