PGA Tour Prepares for Cheerless, Jeerless Golf at Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour will play the remainder of The Players Championship without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.
No cheers. No jeers.
No raucous environment surrounding the famed 17th hole. Spectators won’t be allowed at TPC Sawgrass beginning Friday or at three other tournaments leading up to the Masters.
Today, the LPGA informed its players that in an effort to minimize risks with the global outbreak of COVID-19 and following the California Government’s directive regarding events, the next three events on the LPGA Tour schedule are postponed.
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Even as other leagues were canceling tournaments and events for a month or more, the tour chose not to shut down entirely because golf is a non-contact sport played across sprawling acreage.
Most players supported the decision. Some questioned why it took so long for the tour to react.
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