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4:42 PM ET The chances of playing the U.S. Open in New York in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic seemed remote in April, when the tournament was rescheduled from June to September. But the United States Golf Association is now optimistic about keeping the championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban New York
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2:38 PM ET Associated Press Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but their numbers will be strictly limited. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the states’ move to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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1:35 PM ET The John Deere Classic, scheduled to be the fifth tournament as part of the PGA Tour’s revised schedule, will be canceled this year, with hopes of replacing it with another event. The PGA Tour announced that the long-time tournament, scheduled for July 9-12, will not be played this year due to restrictions
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10:04 AM ET A six-event “UK Swing” will kick off the European Tour’s restart to the golf season in late July after the circuit was shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Tour CEO Keith Pelley announced parts of the revised schedule on Thursday and that the Betfred British Masters, July 22-25,
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2:57 PM ET John Daly II finished in a tie for second Wednesday at the inaugural Dye National Junior Invitational. The two-day tournament was held at Crooked Stick Golf Club near Indianapolis, which is the same course where his father, John Daly, won the 1991 PGA Championship as an alternate. The tournament was played to
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1:33 PM ET Associated Press The runner-up at the U.S. Amateur last summer, John Augenstein‘s plan was to play in the Masters, finish out his senior season at Vanderbilt, play the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and then turn pro. That’s still the plan, with some notable changes. Instead of turning pro, Augenstein is heading
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7:00 AM ET World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has said he believes the majority of players would like to see the Ryder Cup postponed until 2021, saying that it would be the “right call” to do so. The golf calendar has been ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, with three of the sport’s four majors —
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5:20 PM ET Associated Press Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in
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2:50 PM ET After a lot of hype and some trash talking — hey, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson know how to promote — the time for the golf showdown has arrived. It’s Woods/Manning vs. Mickelson/Brady, with the proceeds going to benefit coronavirus relief. Read more: Predictions, odds and more |
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4:25 PM ET Associated Press The European Tour hopes to resume its season the first weekend in August in England as part of a four-tournament “bubble” in England and Wales, Golf Digest reported Thursday. The magazine cited sources with knowledge of the plans in saying the British Masters, scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 2,
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10:13 AM ET Adam Scott returned to his home in Australia after the PGA Tour canceled the Players Championship because of the coronavirus pandemic. And despite the tour’s planned restart next month, he expects to stay away a bit longer. Scott, who won the Genesis Invitational earlier this year, told the Australian Associated Press that
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8:53 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders Following the return of live golf to television with the TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday that featured Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins event, we have a much more hyped event on the horizon. Two of golf’s greats and two football
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6:15 PM ET The PGA Tour is set to return to action next month in Texas, but the plight of international players residing overseas at the moment makes their involvement in the scheduled tournaments problematic. Veteran Lee Westwood highlighted those obstacles in an interview with Golf Channel on Tuesday in which he said he is
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12:24 PM ET The leaders of four Ohio golf tournaments, including Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial, sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine requesting that he lift the ban on large gatherings so that their tournaments could go on this summer with spectators. DeWine put an order in place on March 12 limiting gatherings in the state
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6:24 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year. The TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday from Seminole Golf Club was shown from 2 p.m. to
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3:47 PM ET One of the distinctive charms of the U.S. Open will be missing from this year’s postponed championship, as local and sectional qualifying for the event has been canceled. The United States Golf Association announced the decision Monday and said that staging the numerous events around the country — with three sectionals held
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1:33 PM ET Bettors and bookmakers enjoyed their busiest weekend since the coronavirus pandemic halted the sports world in mid-March, with UFC leading the way and golf and NASCAR attracted higher-than-normal betting interest at some U.S. sportsbooks. FanDuel said the amount wagered on the TaylorMade Driving Relief match between Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson versus
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3:43 AM ET ESPN News Services SEOUL, South Korea — In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus epidimic, Park Hyun-kung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the KLPGA Championship by one stroke. Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course. Bae Seon-woo (68) and
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