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Rory slams Trump for coronavirus response

  NEW YORK (Reuters) ‒ Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, and said it was unlikely the pair would meet for another round of golf. “We’re in the midst of something that’s pretty serious right now,” McIlroy told the McKellar Golf Podcast here “The fact that […]

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Pro golf returns without fans in South Korea

YANGJU, South Korea) (AFP) – Players were ordered to keep two meters apart and there was no touching the flagsticks without gloves as women’s professional golf returned post-coronavirus in South Korea on Thursday. Spectators were barred from the Lakewood Country Club as the KLPGA Championship, a domestic tournament, got underway with world top-10 players Park […]

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Temperature checks, virus tests part of PGA return

Coronavirus testing and daily temperature taking will be part of the US PGA Tour’s health and safety plan when it returns next month, officials confirmed Wednesday. The PGA Tour plans to resume without spectators on June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, where four-time major winner Brooks […]

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Golf returns in South Korea with 3 top players

Leading professional golfers will return to competitive action for the first time in months after the coronavirus shutdown when three of the world’s top 10 women tee off in South Korea on Thursday. The KLPGA Championship will follow the country’s football and baseball leagues in starting behind closed doors at the Lakewood Country Club in […]

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Golf to use high-tech badges to track spectators

The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, will use high-tech radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in tournament badges to ensure social distancing is maintained at the July 16-19 PGA Tour event, Golf Digest reported on Saturday. The tracking system was just one of several measures that will be put in place to deal with the coronavirus […]

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‘Champs for Charity’ golfest brings $10 M in virus relief

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set for a May 24 charity showdown that will include their NFL star buddies Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and a $10 million donation to coronavirus relief efforts. “The Match: Champions for Charity” will be played at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, broadcaster Turner Sports said Thursday. […]

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