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  • ‘The Masters’ Golf Tournament Should Change ‘Racist’ Name, Writer Says

    06/24/2020 10:43:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 24, 2020 | Eric A. Blair
    "Tiger Woods, other big-time golfers and corporate sponsorships should demand it. In the current climate, with all the sweeping changes, it’s only right and just. Best of all, in this case, it’s a simple and smooth fix. The Masters never felt good or even sounded good when you said it. And before we hear from the choir about tradition and history, save it. When that history and tradition is rooted in slavery, it shouldn’t be preserved and honored. Augusta National was built on grounds that were once a slave plantation and was the property of a slave owner."
  • Colin Montgomerie: It is time to introduce a new tournament ball to counter Bryson DeChambeau's strength

    06/14/2020 4:56:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 13, 2020 | James Corrigan
    Bryson DeChambeau’s outrageous power show at the PGA Tour’s comeback event has convinced Colin Montgomerie of the urgent necessity for the governing bodies to introduce a tournament ball. Like everyone who watched the opening rounds of the Charles Schwab Challenge, Montgomerie was stunned by the transformation of the 26-year-old American. In the Tour’s three-month hiatus, DeChambeau added so much bulk he has gone from a medium in shirts to an extra-large. And, if anything, the distance which the world No 13 generates in hitting a ball has been even more staggering. In the first round at the tight, treelined Colonial...
  • The first step into golf’s new normal (PGA OPENS)

    06/10/2020 12:40:48 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 12 replies
    PGATOUR.COM ^ | 6/9/2020 | Mike McAllister
    For the golf world, the Charles Schwab Challenge marks the first time TOUR pros have gathered en masse since March 12, the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship. After the rest of the TOUR’s signature event was canceled as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, the 2019-20 season also was suspended … until this week. Excited to get back into action, many players arrived at Colonial on Monday to go through the on-site protocols and get in some practice time.
  • Turner: 'The Match' was most-watched golf event in cable history

    05/26/2020 11:10:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2020 | Jason Owens
    The sports void is real. Those figuring out how to fill it are reaping the rewards. After ESPN announced record viewership numbers for its 10-part Michael Jordan series “The Last Dance,” Turner Sports recorded similar ratings for a golf exhibition. The network group announced on Monday that Sunday’s airing of “The Match” drew an average of 5.8 million viewers, rivaling ratings recorded by “The Last Dance,” the most-watched documentary in ESPN history. At its peak, 6.3 million people tuned in. Those ratings set a record for a cable golf telecast, according to Turner Sports. That means more people tuned in...
  • 'The Match' gave us a once-in-a-lifetime combination of sports greatness

    05/25/2020 7:51:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dan Agnew
    It’s not every day you get two GOATs in the same round of golf. “The Match: Champions for Charity” featured Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. Outside of Manning, who retired from the NFL five years ago, the other three are still active in their sports and among the most accomplished athletes of all time. There were a combined eight Super Bowl rings and 20 major championships in Sunday’s foursome. Talk about legendary.
  • Rory McIlroy Says He Would Not Golf with Trump Again: ‘Out of Choice’

    05/16/2020 8:06:41 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2020 | AP
    McIlroy continued, unprompted, by saying Trump has tried to politicize the pandemic, using as an example Trump claiming the U.S. has administered the most tests for the new coronavirus than any other nation. “Like it’s a contest,” McIlroy said. “There’s some stuff that just is terrible. It’s not the way a leader should act. There is a bit of diplomacy that you need to show, and I just don’t think he’s showing that, especially in these times.” The hosts, Scottish golf journalists Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan, asked McIlroy if he would play with Trump again. “I don’t know if...
  • TaylorMade Driving Relief: Things to know about Covid-19 charity skins game

    05/15/2020 8:59:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Sky Sports ^ | May 15, 2020 | Ali Stafford
    Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson join forces to play against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole Golf Club in Florida, with both teams raising money and awareness for Covid-19 related charities. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson join forces to play against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole Golf Club in Florida, with both teams raising money and awareness for Covid-19 related charities.
  • Mayor’s office closes Cook County Forest Preserve golf courses within city limits for the remainder of May

    05/08/2020 1:21:21 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 8, 2020 | Teddy Greenstein
    The vast majority of Americans can return to their favorite local golf course. That includes Illinois residents — except those who want to play in Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office has ordered the closing of the three Cook County Forest Preserve courses within city limits — Indian Boundary, Billy Caldwell and Edgebrook. A visit to the website yields an interesting mix: The eight courses outside the city limits, such as River Oaks and Joe Louis, are taking tee times. But a click on the other three yields the message: “Temporarily closed — Per City of Chicago Department of Health...
  • POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi predicts ‘bigger number’ because of governors impatience (Obama golfs during lockdown!)

    04/29/2020 8:41:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | April 26 | Jake Sherman & Anna Palmer
    ... SPOTTED: Former President Barack Obama playing golf at Robert Trent Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Saturday afternoon...
  • Grants Mayor Has 'Dismissed' City Manager For Not Reopening Golf Course

    04/28/2020 11:58:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KOB4 ^ | April 28, 2020 | Christina Rodriguez
    The mayor of Grants "dismissed" his city manager for reportedly not ordering city employees to reopen the golf course. "I am the interim manager until I can find another one," said Mayor Martin "Modey" Hicks. The city council will need to vote to make the termination of City Manager Laura Jaramillo final. Hicks is allowing small businesses in Grants to reopen, challenging the governor's public health orders. Grants mayor has 'dismissed' city manager for not reopening golf course New Mexico State Police issued a first notice of violation along with a cease and desist order to the manager of the...
  • Column: No good walks spoiled as golf courses shuttered

    04/10/2020 4:59:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2020 | By TIM DAHLBERG
    It was probably just coincidence that Nevada’s governor issued an order closing golf courses just a few hours after a newspaper photographer tweeted a picture of O.J. Simpson playing 18 holes in Las Vegas. Simpson himself seemed resigned to it, tweeting in a video later that extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. “This is serious ... people are losing their lives,” he said. Before Gov. Steve Sisolak acted on Wednesday, the idea of people playing golf during the pandemic was already being debated on social media. There was predictable outrage among some, who said golfers were flouting social distancing guidelines...
  • ALICE COOPER Is Playing Golf Every Morning During Coronavirus Pandemic

    04/07/2020 6:03:47 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 54 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | April 5, 2020 | N/A
    Legendary rocker Alice Cooper, who has lived in Arizona for decades, spoke to Forbes about how he is holding up during the coronavirus pandemic. He said: "The great thing in Arizona is that the golf courses are open. They say it's an outdoor event, you're not touching anything but your own equipment. And they want people out doing something — walking, outdoor activities and they said that is the one sport that is not a contact sport. There are 200 golf courses here. So we go out every morning, first off there's nobody out there. We have the whole place...
  • R&A cancels 2020 British Open, will play 2021 edition at Royal St. George's

    04/06/2020 8:07:09 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 18 replies
    Golf Digets ^ | Brian Wacker Joel Beall
    Five days after Golf Digest first reported that the Open Championship would be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the R&A on Monday made it official. Originally scheduled for July 16-19 at Royal St. George’s in England, this year’s tournament will not be held, leaving just three men’s majors to be (hopefully) contested in 2020. “Our absolute priority is to protect the health and safety of the fans, players, officials, volunteers and staff involved in the Open,” R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement on Monday. “We care deeply about this historic championship and have made this...
  • 3 Massachusetts golfers arrested for violating Rhode Island coronavirus quarantine order: police

    04/04/2020 10:39:42 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Rhode Island cops enforcing the state’s coronavirus quarantine order have bagged three golfers from Massachusetts on misdemeanor charges. Richmond police say the three duffers went to elaborate lengths to hide their identities as out-of-towners so they could get in a round of golf at the Meadow Brook Golf Course in town on Wednesday. Gregory Corbett, 51, Tyler Pietrzyk, 22, and Nye Cameron, 22, were apprehended at a nearby McDonald’s restaurant, where police say the men changed cars to drive to the club in a vehicle with Rhode Island license plates, the Attleboro Sun Chronicle reported Friday. Employees at the McDonald’s...
  • Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson coronavirus relief golf match is on and could happen in May

    04/01/2020 5:27:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 31, 2020 | Jabari Young
    NFL icons Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join superstars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in a golf match organized by AT&T’s WarnerMedia and the PGA Tour, a person familiar with the negotiations confirmed to CNBC. The match pitting Mickelson-Brady against Woods-Manning would be a rare sporting event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has spurred game cancellations and suspensions across professional sports.
  • Pelican Lakes Golf Club among courses still open during COVID-19 outbreak

    04/01/2020 2:31:53 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 11 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | March 30, 2020< | Jadyn Watson-Fisher
    Pelican Lakes Golf Club among courses still open during COVID-19 outbreak News | March 30, 2020 Jadyn Watson-Fisher Select Weld County golf courses remain open for tee times and takeout food during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Colorado stay-at-home order says people shouldn’t go out unless they are performing an essential task. These include getting groceries, attending work at a “critical” business, picking up food or receiving medical care. Residents may hike, walk and participate in outdoor activities while remaining six feet from others. Pelican Lakes Golf Club General Manager Jason Kusel said the course is the “perfect place” for fresh...
  • Fore! Golfers play on, for now, with precautions in place

    03/25/2020 3:38:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2020 | By NOAH TRISTER
    Washtenaw Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in Michigan, typically only has to worry about the weather in March. Now there is a far more serious issue to contemplate: the new coronavirus. “This is the one thing we didn’t think of,” said Dave Kendall, a PGA professional and operating partner at Washtenaw, which dates to 1899. “You know, as far as making plans. But we’ll fight through it together.” Even as the pandemic has shuttered restaurants, bars and beaches, many golf courses around the country have managed to stay open with all sorts of precautions in place to promote...
  • Virus mutes happy hours in senior haven, but golf goes on

    03/22/2020 8:39:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 22, 2020 | by MIKE SCHNEIDER
    THE VILLAGES - Up until a few days ago, residents of The Villages retirement community went about their busy lives filled with spirited happy hours and incessant socializing at what some dub “Disney World for adults.” There were the hundreds of clubs to attend - French lessons, Carolina shag dancing, light-saber fencing - pickleball tournaments to play and Pilates classes to take at this Republican stronghold built on former cow pastures in central Florida. Even as many Americans isolated themselves against the coronavirus threat, residents of one of the largest concentrations of seniors in the U.S. at first blew off...
  • 2020 Masters Tournament Postponed

    03/13/2020 7:12:05 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 27 replies ^ | 3/13/2020 | Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club:
    "On Wednesday, March 4, we issued a memo stating that our plans to host the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had not changed. Unfortunately, the ever-increasing risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus COVID-19 have led us to a decision that undoubtedly will be disappointing to many, although I am confident is appropriate under these unique circumstances. "Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals."
  • Kudos to the PGA for letting the show go on.

    03/12/2020 7:37:08 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 28 replies
    Anyone craving sports will find the replay of today's first round of The Players Championship on Golf Channel. There were actual spectators on the course today, but the plan is no spectators tomorrow, Saturday, or Sunday. So if one of the guys hits a hole-in-one, he will hear not the roar of the crowd but his caddy, his playing partner, and his playing partner's caddy saying, "Good shot, dude." Still, props to the PGA for going on with the show. I can see postponing events at indoor arenas where people are in close quarters, but suspending outdoor events in the...