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June 01, 2020Tiger releases statement amid nationwide unrest

Tiger Woods called out both the law enforcement involved in George Floyd’s death and the destructive protests that have ensued.

June 04, 2020American Century Championship a Go for July 8-12 at Lake Tahoe on NBC

In a collective effort reflecting America’s drive for a return from COVID-19, the American Century Championship will bring golf, celebrity and community service together for the 31st time July 8-12 on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

June 04, 2020Pat Hurst tabs Angela Stanford as U.S. Solheim Cup assistant captain

U.S. Solheim Cup captain Pat Hurst announced Thursday that she is adding Angela Stanford as an assistant captain for the 2021 matches outside Toledo.

June 03, 2020Three-time champ Annika Sorenstam named ambassador for 75th U.S. Women's Open

Annika Sorenstam will serve as ambassador in the USGA’s build up to the 75th U.S. Women’s Open, the organization announced Wednesday.

June 03, 2020PGA Tour says COVID-19 tests results will be delivered in 2-4 hours

The PGA Tour said on Wednesday that Sanford Health will be doing COVID-19 test at events and can turn around results in a matter of hours.

June 03, 2020Olin Browne eyes return to Colonial, return to 'normal,' as golf readies for resumption

No one is sure what 'normal' will look like when golf returns to action at Colonial, but past champion Olin Browne is ready to find out.

June 03, 2020Feast for the Senses Continues on GOLFPASS; 'Fairway to Table' Visits Chicago's Olympia Fields Country Club

The new GOLFPASS original series, Fairway to Table presented by ClubBuy, continues this week with its third culinary adventure – an exploration of Chicago’s Olympia Fields Country Club, one of the crown jewels from golf’s Golden Age

June 03, 2020World ranking to resume as normal with PGA Tour restart

The world ranking, which was frozen in March when play was halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will restart as normal next week.

June 03, 2020US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker says it would be a 'crime' to stage event without fans

Steve Stricker, the US captain, has declared it would be “a crime” for the Ryder Cup to be played behind closed doors this year. And with a final decision promised before the end of this month, Stricker’s intervention surely kills off the PGA of America’s idea of a fanless biennial dust-up and clears the way for an overdue postponement to 2021. While Padraig Harrington, the Europe captain, has remained open to the possibility of a match without supporters, his counterpart has come out with the strongest condemnation yet, building on the opposition expressed by top players such as Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm. Whistling Straits, the venue for September’s clash, is in Stricker’s home state of Wisconsin and he is plainly passionate against the money-fuelled concept of his fellow Wisconsinites being denied one of their greatest sporting experiences. “To cheat out the Wisconsin fans, I think, would be a crime,” Stricker said. “This event is made by the fans. To me, if it was without fans, it would be a yawner… So I just hope that when we do have it, it can be up to its full potential.” Stricker made his comments to the Golf Affect Show, a programme presented by father-in-law Dennis Tiziani, a former PGA Tour player, on a local radio in the small city of Madison. But it is a statement set to gain much more prominence.

June 03, 2020The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted the state’s stay-at-home order Monday.

June 02, 2020NCAA men's simulation: Texas, Pepperdine's Sahith Theegala win titles

The Texas Longhorns were selected as 2020 NCAA Division I men's champions by our panel of experts.

June 02, 2020PGA Tour gauging interest in potential replacement feeder tour

The PGA Tour sent an email to members of its feeder tours gauging interest in a potential U.S.-based replacement tour.

June 02, 2020PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour players to team up this week in Sea Island event

PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour players will team up for a 20-team, best-ball tournament at Sea Island Resort, which begins Friday.

June 02, 2020Ohio's Doubleheader: PGA Tour goes back-to-back at Muirfield

The course Jack Nicklaus built is getting golf's version of a doubleheader. The PGA Tour has reached an agreement with Workday Inc. to be title sponsor of a one-time tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. It would fill a gap in the schedule created by the cancellation of the John Deere Classic.

June 02, 2020Muirfield Village to host back-to-back PGA Tour events

Muirfield Village is hosting a doubleheader, the Memorial Tournament and a new replacement event for the canceled John Deere Classic the week before.

June 02, 2020Tour creates pathway for NCAA players who go stay 4 years

The PGA Tour now has a dedicated path for student-athletes from the NCAA, with an emphasis on students. It's called PGA Tour University, and it's designed for the top NCAA Division I players to have access to either the Korn Ferry Tour or the satellite tours in Canada, Latin America and China once school is out. Eligible players, however, have to complete at least four years in college.

June 02, 2020Column: A quiet, measured response from golf on civil unrest

Golf has never been known to move quickly. Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years. What followed from Varner, one of three PGA Tour members of black heritage, was just that.

June 02, 2020Commissioner Jay Monahan wants PGA Tour to be 'part of the solution' during social crisis

As the nation grapples with the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, the PGA Tour is looking to play a role in the country’s healing.

June 01, 2020Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' Floyd death

Golf superstar Tiger Woods called George Floyd's death a "shocking tragedy" but said violent protests were not the answer as unrest flared across the United States on Monday. Woods said he had the "utmost respect" for police and likened the situation to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, after four police were acquitted over the beating of motorist Rodney King. America is witnessing its most widespread protests since the 1960s after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being arrested in Minneapolis.

June 01, 2020Woods speaks out for 1st time since George Floyd's death

Tiger Woods is speaking out for the first time since George Floyd’s death, saying his heart goes out to Floyd, his family and everyone who is hurting right now. The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his Twitter account Monday night. “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement,” Woods said.

June 01, 2020Hack: Can I be both thankful and horrified? Can I?

"I’m thinking out loud and I’m talking to myself, hopeful one moment, helpless the next, wondering if anybody hears me," writes Damon Hack.

June 01, 2020Sahith Theegala fires 62 in first round as a professional

Pepperdine grad Sahith Theegala shot 62 Monday in the opening round of an Outlaw Tour event, his first as a professional.

June 01, 2020Tiger Woods, Harold Varner III, LPGA among those speaking out against racism, injustice

As protests continue around the country, many members of the golf community are speaking out against injustice, inequality and racism.

June 01, 2020As prominent athletes speak out on racial violence, where is Tiger Woods' voice?

In the wake of racial violence and nationwide protests, prominent athletes are speaking up. But Tiger Woods has not said a word.

June 01, 2020PGA Tour memo says at-home virus testing 'strongly suggested' but not mandatory

A PGA Tour memo to players on Monday said at-home COVID-19 testing is actually “strongly encouraged,” but not required.

June 01, 2020This Week on GOLF Channel & GOLFPASS (June 1-7)

News, Original and Tournament Programming This Week on GOLF Channel & GOLFPASS.

May 31, 2020From John Augenstein to John Pak, PGA Tour U’s inaugural class is absolutely loaded

With a stacked list of potential graduates waiting in the wings, Year 1 of PGA Tour University is happening at the perfect time.

May 31, 2020Georgia Tech's Andy Ogletree to play Charles Schwab Challenge

Georgia Tech senior Andy Ogletree, the reigning U.S. Amateur winner, will play in the Charles Schwab Challenge on a sponsor exemption.

May 31, 2020Golf: Singh pulls out of developmental tour event after criticism

The decision by the 57-year-old Fijian, who counts three majors among his 34 titles on the PGA Tour, comes around a month after he signed up for the June 11-14 KFT Challenge at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A spokesman for the PGA Tour, who confirmed to Reuters the story first reported by Golf Channel, said they had no further comment on Singh's decision at this time. Singh, a World Golf Hall of Fame member who plays on the over-50 circuit, is a lifetime PGA Tour member and can enter any KFT tournament being played in a week in which he is not eligible for the main tour's event.

May 31, 2020What is PGA Tour University? A detailed look at the Tour's new major

After more than three years of deliberating, constructing and fine-tuning, the PGA Tour lifted the veil Monday on PGA Tour University

May 31, 2020Fiji's Singh reportedly opts out of Korn Ferry Tour start after criticism

Former world number one Vijay Singh won't tee it up on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour in June after all, Golf Channel reported Sunday. Golf Channel said the PGA Tour had confirmed that the 57-year-old Fijian has decided to withdraw from the Korn Ferry Tour Challenge June 11-14 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The three-time major champion's decision to enter the event had sparked criticism in some quarters, even though his lifetime US PGA Tour membership allows him to enter any KFT event in a week in which he is not eligible for the main tour tournament.

May 31, 2020Vijay Singh pulls out of Korn Ferry Tour event at TPC Sawgrass

After facing criticism earlier this month, Vijay Singh will not be in the field when the Korn Ferry Tour returns to action in two weeks.

May 31, 2020Oklahoma State bolsters roster with top-100 pair during busy transfer period

Eugenio Chacarra and Leo Oyo have decided to transfer to Oklahoma State and will both be eligible to compete this fall.

May 30, 2020PGA Tour University a major boon to both the Tour and college golf

The new PGA Tour University program unveiled Monday will incentivize players to stay in school by creating a pathway to the Korn Ferry Tour and other feeder circuits.

May 30, 2020Rent out the home of Bubba Watson's Blue Wahoos for $1,500 a night

What do you do with a 5,000-seat, 117,000-foot, minor-league baseball stadium that isn't bringing in any revenue? List it on AirBnB, of course.

May 30, 2020Exclusive: Women's professional sport to make UK return on June 18 at Brokenhurst Manor Open

Women’s professional sport will make a return to Britain for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown with the Women’s Open at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, a one-day tournament planned for June 18. Stars of the British women’s game including 2018 Women’s British Open Champion Georgia Hall are expected to take part behind closed doors in Hampshire in an event that was the brainchild of Ladies European Tour professional Liz Young and Brokenhurst Manor head professional, Jason MacNiven. Young says the aims of the competition are pretty simple: “It is to find a way to put on a tournament for women’s professionals, so that we can be competitive again and have the chance to earn a little money in these uncertain times and to boost the profile of the women’s game.” She is acutely aware of the situation facing women’s team sports such as football, rugby and cricket, which have had their domestic seasons cancelled. “It is so important that women’s sport is visible,” said Young. “There was controversy a few weeks ago over the first golf in the US being men’s only. Because golf is a sport that can be played safely now it is key that the women get exposure, too.” Although, not an officially sanctioned LET event, the Tour has supported Young and MacNiven in getting the message out to its members but it is also open to any female professional in the UK. Other well-known players signed up include Meghan MacLaren, Annabel Dimmock, Amy Boulden and Gabriella Cowley. Young is keen to stress that the event will adhere to government guidelines and that “caddies must be from the same household as the player”, but that they are keen that as many female professionals get involved as possible. “The great thing about this event is that you have a major winner like Georgia and then girls who have won multiple times on the LET but anybody could win, that is what is great about golf.” The event is yet to attract a sponsor and players are pitching in a £125 entry fee to contribute to the prize pot. With the dearth of live sporting action on television Young is making a plea to broadcasters to show the event. “I know people would love to watch live sport because there is so little. I would say to the likes of BBC and Sky that this a professional event with some big names, it is going to be good to watch,” she said. “It would also be an opportunity for people who are new to women’s golf to see just how good our game is. That is why it would be amazing if we could get this on television.” The event would be a chance for the LET and LPGA members to get a chance to dust off the cobwebs before a return of the major tours. It is understood that organisers are still hopeful that the AIG Women’s British Open will go ahead at Royal Troon on August 20-23. Organisers are also optimistic that the other European women’s major, the Evian Championship, which has already been rescheduled to tee off on Aug 6 on its usual course at the Evian Resort on the French side of Lake Geneva, will proceeed. If you are a female golf professional and would like to enter the Women’s Open at Brokenhurst Manor contact Liz Young via Twitter @lizyounggolf

May 29, 2020U.S. Open still focused on playing at Winged Foot in September despite coronavirus pandemic

While the course sits just miles from New York City, a major coronavirus hotspot, the USGA isn’t deviating from Winged Foot for the U.S. Open this fall.

May 29, 2020Mackenzie Tour cancels remainder of season amid coronavirus pandemic

The Mackenzie Tour announced Friday the cancelation of the remainder of its 2020 season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

May 29, 2020LPGA caddie: 'Quite shocked' when caddie option announced; fearful for future

With LPGA caddies optional for the rest of the year, how many players will actually choose to carry their own bags? One caddie believes the option will be abused.

May 29, 2020PGA Tour Canada cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19

The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada said on Friday it had decided to cancel its 2020 season due to border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that also requires mandatory quarantines for those entering the country. The tour for up-and-coming players, which is owned and operated by the PGA Tour, had planned to hold a record 13 events this year across Canada. "With growing uncertainty surrounding the border and the 14-day quarantine regulations, among other factors, we've weighed all of our options and concluded that it is not feasible to play this summer," Scott Pritchard, the Mackenzie Tour's executive director, said in a news release.

May 29, 2020Caroline Masson fears contracting the virus while on the road when LPGA returns

Caroline Masson says she is concerned about travel logistics when the LPGA returns, especially if a player were to contract the coronavirus while away from home.

May 29, 2020PGA Tour considering back-to-back events in Columbus as replacement for Deere

As it searches for a replacement to the John Deere Classic, the PGA Tour is considering holding back-to-back events in Columbus, Ohio.

May 29, 2020Despite revised state order, PGA Tour will keep Colonial closed to the public

Despite a revised Texas order that would allow fans to attend the Charles Schwab Challenge, the PGA Tour will keep the event closed to the public.

May 29, 2020Brady and Manning the latest in long line of athletes to step into golf's spotlight

More than a few athletes have competed on the largest golf tours in the U.S. Their status can be separated into two categories: novelties and those who made golf a career.

May 29, 2020Five key points on European Tour golf ahead of its July return

Golf's European Tour is set to resume in late July after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a run of six tournaments in as many weeks across Britain. Players will be tested for the virus as soon as they arrive at tournaments, starting with the British Masters in northeast England. The European Tour is spending in excess of £2 million ($2.47 million) to implement these new-look safety measures, which extend to caddies, staff members and TV personnel, who will also need to undergo medical checks before receiving clearance for the event.

May 29, 2020Annika Foundation donating $50K in grants to Symetra Tour players

The Annika Foundation Crisis Relief Fund will award an initial round of $500 grants to 100 players, the foundation announced Friday.

May 29, 2020GOLF Channel's 'Big Break' Marathons Continue Monday with 'Big Break The Palm Beaches'

GOLF Channel continues its “Big Break Monday” marathons with an encore presentation of Big Break The Palm Beaches, the series’ 23rd and final season featuring a cast of 12 male aspiring professional golfers, filmed at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

May 28, 2020European Tour announces ‘UK Swing’ to kick off revised schedule amid coronavirus pandemic

The European Tour will resume play in mid-July with the British Masters.

May 28, 2020US PGA John Deere Classic cancelled

The John Deere Classic, in position to be the first US PGA Tour event to be played with spectators since the coronavirus pandemic, has been cancelled, the tour confirmed on Thursday. Multiple media outlets had reported the event, scheduled for July 9-12 in Silvis, Illinois, would not be staged this year. "As a result of this decision, the PGA Tour announced that it will fill the week vacated by the John Deere Classic with a new tournament," the tour said in a statement, adding that details on the venue would be forthcoming in the near future.

May 28, 2020LPGA stars set to compete at Texas Women's Open

Two-time major winner Stacy Lewis and former US Women's Open winner Brittany Lang will tee it up at the Texas Women's Open next week in Dallas. American's Lewis and Lang will be joined by several other US LPGA players, including Cheyenne Knight, France's Celine Boutier, Maria Fassi, of Mexico, and Gerina Piller for the June 2-4 event.

May 28, 2020John Deere Classic canceled due to coronavirus concerns, restrictions

The PGA Tour was hoping to allow fans back at the John Deere Classic this summer for the first time in its revised schedule.