One potential hurdle to the PGA Tour’s plan to restart was cleared on Friday when an exemption was made by U.S. Homeland Security permitting some skilled athletes, together with golfers and caddies, dwelling outdoors of America to enter the nation for subsequent month’s restart.
An estimated 25 worldwide tour players will want to get to the U.S. in the subsequent week and quarantine for 14 days if they need to play in the Charles Schwab Challenge set for June 11-14 at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Professional sporting events provide much needed economic benefits, but equally important, they provide community pride and national unity,” appearing Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf wrote. “In today’s environment, Americans need their sports. It’s time to reopen the economy and it’s time we get our professional athletes back to work.”
World No. 10 Tommy Fleetwood and veteran Lee Westwood have mentioned they won’t return for the tour’s restart, citing the 14 day quarantine required on each ends of the journey as a deciding issue.
“It’s six weeks for two tournaments, and to me that’s just not worth it,” Lee Westwood mentioned to the Golf Channel. “And it’s not worth taking the risk if everybody thinks that those kind of precautions have got to be in place. I don’t feel like golf’s a priority if it’s that severe.”
Adam Scott additionally plans to keep put in Australia and miss the tour’s restart.
RYDER CUP CAPTAIN WOODS?
Tiger Woods has taken fairly a shine to workforce golf in current years and now Kevin Na has added gas to rumours that the 15-time main champ will captain the Americans on the 2022 Ryder Cup in Italy.
Na was talking to Sky Sports when he mentioned his objective was to make this 2020 workforce and likewise the 2022 workforce as a result of he heard Woods could be captain.
“I heard rumours. Am I starting a rumour? That’s what I heard,” Na advised the British sports activities community. “Am I not supposed to say anything? I don’t know, I’ve heard rumours. I won’t tell you who I heard them from, but it wasn’t from him. It was from one of his friends.”
This yr’s Ryder Cup is ready for September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, however might nonetheless be pushed again a yr due to COVID-19.
Expect to see some LPGA players carrying their very own golf equipment when the world’s prime ladies’s tour will get again on the course.
The tour has made caddies optionally available when play resumes later this summer season. The purpose for the change isn’t monetary however a matter of security. More players on the LPGA Tour depend on week-to-week locals somewhat than full-time caddies. The tour felt players may really feel uncomfortable working with relative strangers throughout these occasions … Tiger, Phil and the quarterbacks wasn’t the one charity recreation happening this Sunday. Rolex world No. 1 Jin Young Ko and No. 3 Sung Hyun Park performed the Hyundai Card charity skins recreation at Sky 72 Golf & Resort in Incheon, South Korea. The players cut up the skins and every raised roughly $56,000 CDN for charities of their selection.