Live Golf News Updates for May 28
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Thursday, May 28. (All times Eastern)
6:11 p.m. -- LPGA stars opting for next week's Texas Women's Open as Tour remains on pause.
5:34 p.m. -- Phil Mickelson hints at MJ being part of the plans for a future match.
4:27 p.m. -- Next steps for courses in Maine include the opening of practice facilities.
3:50 p.m. -- Ivy League's Brown University cuts men's and women's golf programs.
3:07 p.m. -- European Tour announces plan for return to play.
2:25 p.m. -- The John Deere Classic, scheduled to be the fifth tournament on the PGA TOUR's revised schedule, will be canceled this year. The TOUR hopes to replace it with another event, but the longtime tournament, scheduled for July 9 - 12, will not be played this year due to restrictions in Illinois that by then will still limit gatherings to 50 people.
1:14 p.m. -- Golf Digest: LPGA stars to play Texas Women's Open in June. Ironically, all these players would have likely been competing in Texas during the first week of June had the LPGA's schedule not been interrupted due to the coronavirus. The U.S. Women’s Open originally was slated for June 4 - 7 at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
12:41 p.m. -- The European Tour plans to resume its season the last full weekend in July with six tournaments in England and Wales that will include COVID-19 testing and depend on the U.K. lifting its quarantine restrictions.
12:30 p.m. -- Junior Golf Championship begins in Tucson despite COVID-19.
9:09 a.m. -- Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick has recently been tested for the coronavirus at Sheffield United football club in a quest to be able to play on the PGA TOUR once it restarts in June. A fan of the club, Fitzpatrick is aiming to play in the Charles Schwab Challenge which begins on the 11th of June.
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