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PGA Tour updates: Tour Championship qualifiers into Kapalua; Monday qualifier spots reduced

Along with a revised plan for eligibility for this season and next, the PGA Tour announced Thursday a number of modifications to regulations given COVID-19’s impact on schedules. The Tour still plans to hold a three-tournament postseason with standard field sizes (125 players for The Northern Trust, 70 for the BMW Championship and 30 for the Tour Championship). […]

1 up podcast: Kirk Herbstreit and Jay Bilas talk coronavirus impact on sports

In this episode of the 1 up podcast, Gary Williams is joined by two of the more prominent figures in college sports broadcasting, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit and Jay Bilas. They discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on sports, what a return to competition with spectator-less events would feel like and why sports have always seemed to be a […]

Scottie Scheffler holds off Will Zalatoris, Viktor Hovland for Maridoe win

Scottie Scheffler finally got his first victory of 2020. It just didn’t come on the PGA Tour. The 23-year-old Tour rookie held off final-round charges from fellow rookie Viktor Hovland and Korn Ferry Tour player Will Zalatoris to win the Maridoe Samaritan Fund Invitational on Thursday at Maridoe Golf Cub in Carrollton, Texas. Zalatoris and […]

Jordan Spieth on ‘ace’ that hit spacer on fly at Dallas event: ‘I’m going to count it’

Jordan Spieth had a hole-in-one in his return to competitive golf. Well, sort of. The three-time major champion was playing as an unofficial marker in Thursday’s final round of the Maridoe Samaritan Fund Invitational, a 54-hole fundraiser for the caddies at Spieth’s home club of Maridoe Golf Club, when his tee ball at the 110-yard, […]

Sources: PGA Tour pros who fall outside the top 125 in 2020 won’t lose their status

The primary path to membership on the PGA Tour will be paused for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to multiple sources with knowledge of a new eligibility plan, there will be no relegation from the PGA Tour and only limited promotion from the Korn Ferry Tour this year as officials scramble to […]

Mike Whan: Resuming LPGA competition is a responsibility, not a race

  This first-person essay from LPGA commissioner Mike Whan originally appeared on The most common question sports commissioners hear these days is, “When will sports be back?”  I can assure you, it’s the most important question every commissioner is working hard to answer. As part of the President’s Bipartisan Council to revive the economy, […]

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