Month: March 2020

The mayor of Toronto has canceled all public gatherings through June 30 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, putting the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open in doubt. Mayor John Tory, citing the “long battle ahead” against COVID-19, made the announcement Tuesday. “While the city recognizes the importance of special events and festivals to the livability
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This is a new series on the 70th anniversary of Golf Digest commemorating the best literature we’ve ever published. Each entry includes an introduction that celebrates the author or puts in context the story. Catch up on earlier installments. I acquired a taste for Henry Longhurst because all my British friends thought he was the
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After a few weeks of disappointing news, college golfers finally are catching a break. On Monday, the NCAA Division I Council voted to approve an extra year of eligibility for all spring-sport athletes after previously canceling the remainder of spring competitions due to COVID-19 concerns. As part of the decision, schools will be responsible for
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The mass disruption of the COVID-19 virus has at least inspired pockets of ingenuity from manufacturers, golf included. Joining golf brands like Seamus and IS Golf in efforts to mass produce surgical masks, Billy Draddy, creative director of Summit Golf Brands (parent company of Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction and B. Draddy) designed a prototype
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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club finds itself, like many golf facilities around the country, grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its work force. The famed North Carolina golf destination’s hotels and restaurants are closed, and hundreds of employees are temporary out of work. But the resort is leveraging the Pinehurst brand to
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It goes without saying, but golf is secondary right now. There’s a pandemic going on. People are sick, people are dying, people are losing their jobs. This somber and strange reality makes any cheeky golf article feel a bit … silly, if we’re being honest. It’s also true that while we can recognize and acknowledge
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If Brandel Chamblee was looking for an outlet to relieve some of his virus-induced social isolation this week, he found it. The Golf Channel commentator used a two-part Golfweek interview to light golf coaches on fire, claiming (among other things) that “teachers are being exposed for their idiocy,” and that the flawed teaching philosophies permeating
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Professional golf remains on hold. When that will end no one is quite sure. Several weeks. Several months. Tournaments on the PGA Tour are canceled through the AT&T Byron Nelson in mid-May, and the year’s first two majors, the Masters and the PGA Championship, are postponed. The U.S. Open and Open Championship are on—for now—but
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