- 2020-04-02 09:01:01Z
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan says he is working on three scenarios for a possible return to competition, knowing any firm timetable depends on global success in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Whan, in comments to the No Laying Up podcast posted Thursday on the women's tour's website, said it has been "a busy, stressful time" trying to juggle options for the first LPGA event since February 16 in Australia. "Just like any other tour you talk to, we've got three scenarios -- a scenario that says we start playing in the next month, a scenario that says we don't start playing until mid-July, a scenario that says we don't start playing until mid-September," Whan said.
The Senior PGA Championship will not be played this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the PGA of America announced Thursday. It was scheduled to be played May 21-24 at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Mich. The event was to be the second of five majors on the Champions Tour this season.
Jeff Ritter shows you his best at-home putting trick to better your setup.
Brian Manzella shows you a speed drill you can do at home. All you need is some space and a driver.
After weeks of uncertainty, college golf seniors across the country will be allowed to return to school for an extra year.
LPGA Q-School and five more Symetra Tour events have been postponed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rock the globe.
Matt Cooper takes a close look at the pre-final round position of the eventual winners on the PGA and European Tours since January 2000. (Getty Images)
This week, GOLF Channel and NBC (weekend) will re-air telecasts across respective amateur competitions and professional tours, beginning today (Thursday) with golf's first major of the year, the LPGA Tour's ANA Inspiration.
The PGA of America announced Thursday morning that the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will not be played this year.
The R&A; on Thursday clarified that all options are still on the table for the 149th Open Championship, including the possibility of postponement.
Golf Australia on Thursday reiterated its recommendation that all golf courses in the country should be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic after some clubs continued to allow play this week. Australia has instructed people to stay inside unless shopping for food or taking exercise as it tries to contain the virus, which has infected more than 5,200 and killed 25 in the country. According to the most recent golf club participation reports, Australians play more than 10 million rounds of golf a year and there was some anger when Golf Australia first recommended that courses be shut down.
Caddies are golf's unsung heroes but they will never earn the riches made by some of the players and many will struggle during the European Tour suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic, their chairman says. The pandemic has also brought a halt to conversations that Sean Russell and his association were having with prospective sponsors after he negotiated a groundbreaking agreement with the European Tour. Some caddies have been sacked the week after a player has won a tournament.
European Tour rookie Callum Hill won a mini-tour event in Arizona that included mass disqualifications in the opening round.
The 149th edition of the championship is set to take place from July 16-19 at Royal St George's in Sandwich, Kent. Coronavirus has caused havoc with the sporting calendar, including the postponement of the first two golf majors of the year, the Masters and the US PGA Championship. "We are continuing to work through our options for The Open this year, including postponement," R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement.
The ANA is as important as any event in LPGA history. Per inaugural winner Jane Blalock: "That one event single-handedly changed the face of women's golf."
The report, which sourced an unnamed person familiar with the negotiations, said the charity match would be held at an undisclosed location without fans and is being organised by the PGA Tour and AT&T's WarnerMedia. The negotiations are still being finalised but the match pitting 15-times major champion Woods and Manning against five-times major winner Mickelson and Brady could be aired on live TV and is unlikely to be featured on pay-per-view, the report said.
Corey Conners was a shoo-in to represent Canada in the Tokyo Olympic Games. But that dream will have to wait until 2021.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in talks to stage a golf event to help coronavirus relief efforts that would also include NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Golf.com and CNBC reported the 18-hole match, which has yet to be approved by US PGA Tour officials, will be played and feature two-man teams with each major golf star joined by an NFL quarterback legend. Mickelson defeated Woods in 2018 in a one-on-one matchup for $9 million in a pay-per-view event staged in Las Vegas.
Xander Schauffele admits he has somewhat "lost a sense of purpose" amid the coronavirus shutdown.
They both love the game and they both have a lot of free time on their hands.
Sports fans won't have to wait until Tom Brady makes his Tampa Bay Buccaneers debut to see the legendary quarterback compete in a sporting event.
Organizers of the US PGA Tour's Canadian Open, the final tuneup for June's US Open, were reassessing options Wednesday in the wake of Toronto city officials canceling event permits. World number one Rory McIlroy is the defending champion at the Canadian Open, the longest-running tour event outside the US and British Opens, dating to 1904. Toronto officials voided all event permits and access to city services through June 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 41st Curtis Cup, a biennial women's amateur golf showdown between US and British and Irish teams set for June 12-14 in Wales, has been postponed until 2021. The US Golf Association (USGA) and the R&A, golf's world governing bodies, announced Wednesday that the match, the first to be staged in Wales since 1980, would be moved to next year at Conwy Golf Club due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The decision to postpone this year's Curtis Cup match did not come lightly," USGA senior managing director of championships John Bodenhamer said.
A potential rematch between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could also include a pair of high-profile quarterbacks.
The Curtis Cup match, scheduled for June, has been postponed until 2021 because of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Postponing the Ryder Cup isn't a palatable option to Padraig Harrington - and he seems willing to embrace a radical solution if needed.
A U.S. District Court denied a motion by the PGA Tour to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Hank Haney last year against the circuit.
A decision by the city of Toronto to cancel public events and permits through June has cast doubt on plans for the RBC Canadian Open.
Europe captain Padraig Harrington says it would be better to stage the Ryder Cup on schedule this September with a shortened qualification period than postpone the biennial showpiece. Paul Casey, a member of the winning Europe team in France in 2018, has called for the tournament to be put back 12 months. Three-time major winner Harrington is set to skipper Europe at Whistling Straits in the United States and would rather the event took place this year, even if it means changing the qualification criteria.
One twister caused significant damage to homes near a golf course in Alabama.
The move was expected, yet no less exceptional, when the IOC decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year. It brought mixed reactions from so many Olympic athletes. Kat Holmes, on her way to earning another shot at the Olympics in fencing, just got accepted into medical school and had plans to go straight from Tokyo to orientation.
With the old Dinah Shore delayed until September, here's a look back at 10 of the most memorable moments in the event's history, some as painful as others were exhilarating.
Cody Blick, like a handful of others, played from the wrong tee in a mini-tour event. It cost him $1,400. "It ruins you, man," he said. "I've got to make money."
Jin Young Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. The next event on the LPGA schedule is May 14 at the Pelican Women's Championship in Florida, and that's looking more doubtful with each rapid development of COVID-19.
Three new episodes of My Daily Routine, including a recent visit with golf superstar Rory McIlroy who shares the habits that have helped him ascend to No. 1 in the world, premiere today as part of the 2020 season of the GOLFPASS original series.
Today, GOLF Channel and Golfweek jointly revealed the final watch lists for the 2020 ANNIKA and Fred Haskins Awards presented by Stifel, recognizing the most outstanding Division I collegiate golfers for the 2019-2020 season as voted on by their fellow players, coaches and the golf media.
Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson hinted that a possible one-on-one rematch against Tiger Woods is in the works, one that could be contested despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Mickelson, a left-hander who turns 50 in June, defeated Woods, a 15-time major winner and reigning Masters champion, in "The Match" -- a 2018 pay-per-view, winner-take-all duel for $9 million at Las Vegas. Asked in a Twitter chat Sunday night about the chances for a rematch with Woods, Mickelson tweeted, "Working on it."
No one is missing Valero Texas Open week quite like Charley Hoffman, the tournament's all-time leading money winner.
Here are the 10 players on the final watch list for the 2020 Annika Award, which will be awarded in May.
Here are the 10 players on the final watch list for the 2020 Haskins Award, which will be awarded in May.
The PGA Tour continues to plan for play with a focus on how the circuit hopes to make up for lost playing opportunities.
Tyson Fury says he will never tire of beating Deontay Wilder in anticipation of his third fight against the American heavyweight, even though his potential all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua is on hold for now. Following a controversial draw in December 2018, Fury overpowered Wilder in Las Vegas in February, beating him in seven rounds. Wilder has activated the rematch clause in his contract, delaying the possibility of a hugely anticipated unification bout between WBC champion Fury and Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.
A possible sequel to 2018's match play contest between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might be in the works with an NFL twist added to the mix. According to author and golf writer Robert Lusetich, the possibility of a second match between Woods and Mickelson could become a reality with each player having a partner [more]
The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to approve an extra year for spring-sport athletes, though cost will fall on schools and/or individuals.
A Tiger-Phil rematch? At this points, we'll take it, say our writers on the latest Golf Channel podcast. And speaking of Tiger, how about "Tiger King"?
Augusta National Golf Club, which in most years would be preparing to host the Masters, announced on Monday it will give $2 million to help fight the coronavirus pandemic in its region. The donation to the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area features $1 million to Augusta University for immediate expansion of coronavirus testing and $1 million to the emergency response fund to relief efforts to the area's most vulnerable people. "It is our hope these gifts will help address the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus throughout the city of Augusta and the greater region," Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said.
The Irish Open has become the latest European Tour competition to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet from May 28-31, with former US Open champion Graeme McDowell acting as tournament host. "Everyone's health is our only concern," McDowell said.
Augusta National Golf Club is donating $2 million to the Augusta area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Programming for the week of March 30-April 5 across GOLF Channel and GOLFPASS
The European Tour has officially postponed the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, adding to the list of events impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.