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Back in March when the Players Championship attempted to play on as other sports shut down, most felt it was Rory McIlroy’s suggestion to “shut it down” if a PGA Tour player tested positive that put the gravity of the pandemic into perspective. After his opening 63 at the Travelers he praised Commissioner Jay Monahan’s uplifting press conference an
One update to the Tour guidelines not mentioned in Jay Monahan’s Tuesday press conference involved how Shane Lowry’s possible COVID-19 brush was handled. The Commissioner approved Lowry’s place in the Travelers Championship field—and opening with 66)—but he must wear face covering in scoring and is precluded from entering the TPC River Highlands cl
Mackenzie Hughes fell just short of the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history, but took a three-shot lead after going bogey-free Thursday at the Travelers Championship.Original link
June 25, 2020 NCGA Mourns the Loss of Past President Jerry Blackmore Jerry E. Blackmore, who served as NCGA president in 1992, died June 23. Mr. Blackmore was born August 19, 1940 in Great Falls, Montana.  The only child of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Blackmore, he grew up as a young child in Duluth and Ely, Minnesota.  His family moved to Castro Valley whe
The recent spike in coronavirus cases has not deterred The Memorial Tournament from being the first event to have spectators since the PGA Tour's restart. Said a tournament official: "It reminds us we have to make sure we do it right."Original link
It was early in the morning, on a largely empty course at the Travelers Championship. It was a round full of fireworks, even if nobody heard them.Original link
Expanding the Official World Golf Ranking, awarding spots for high finishes at PGA Tour events, a points system for European Tour events and spots for Korn Ferry Tour players and amateurs are all part of the new exemption criteria for the U.S. Open.Original link
We started Shaft University as an introductory journey into golf shafts focused on a single question. “What is involved in creating a golf shaft?” From there, we explored the topics of materials, design, and production, which brings us to the end of this design cycle – testing. As a trusted colleague likes to say, “The proof of the pudding is in th
…and in a charming, expedite-the-freak-show exposure of regulatory ineptitude as we wonder how much longer American tournament golf can be played without quarantining half the Tour. Obviously, it is CLEARLY the better way to play the TPC River Highlands’ 17th by flailing away on a spectator-free course. I mean, who would play to that tiny water-gua
One was the greatest sprinter of all time, while the other rewrote record books in golf. Which one dominated their field like no other?Original link
Too many golfers pull the trigger too early in their swing. I’m an active recreational golfer and I watch a lot of other golfers (as well as myself) who get so frustrated by their ability to hit a golf ball perfectly 100% of the time. They would even be happy with 50% or any improvement but they can’t seem to calm down and execute the shot. I know
Bro-Bumps: Jay Monahan and Rory McIlroy at Last Week’s 2020 RBC Heritage Kudos to PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan for expediting his wheels up time to be out front on today’s hectic virus news at the Travelers Championship, apparently earlier than expected. Also, kudos to the PGA Tour media team for axing all press conferences to focus on the mat
Despite seven positive tests out of the 2,757 administered across the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour, commissioner Jay Monahan believes "every number hurts" and that "we all need to remind ourselves that we're learning to live with this virus."Original link
If the PGA Tour had gotten complacent after two relatively smooth weeks, that changed in a hurry. So what does it mean for this week and ones after it? What would it take to cause another shutdown? And will there really be fans next month?Original link
June 24, 2020 Sharing the Game With Friends and Family After some very challenging months, we are all now enjoying the perks of summertime golf. In taking stock of the situation, we more appreciate and realize how smart and fortunate we are to have chosen a sport that is proving to be such a great outlet in the midst of a pandemic. Hopefully you’re
June 20, 2020 18 Things to Like About the New World Handicap System NCGA Director of Handicapping and Course Rating Jim Cowan presents us with 18 reasons to appreciate the new system: (as seen in the Spring 2020 issue of NCGA Golf Magazine) Click Here for a Printable PDF  Global reach – The WHS is…well…worldwide. By year’s end, wherever you go, whe