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House of Davis Love III destroyed by early morning fire

[ad_1] ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said. No one from Love’s family was injured. “While everyone in our family is saddened at the loss of our home that was filled with so much laughter
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Nona Blues: G-Mac concerned with restaurants and his golf

[ad_1] Graeme McDowell finds motivation in short supply as he tries to keep his golf game sharp without knowing when the next tournament will be played. In that respect, he’s no different from most players. His concern goes beyond golf during the shutdown from the spread of the new coronavirus. McDowell is a founding partner in restaurant Nona Blue, which opened in Orlando, Florida, in 2013 and was so successful
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Fore! Golfers play on, for now, with precautions in place

[ad_1] YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Washtenaw Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in Michigan, typically only has to worry about the weather in March. Now there is a far more serious issue to contemplate: the new coronavirus. “This is the one thing we didn’t think of,” said Dave Kendall, a PGA professional and operating partner at Washtenaw, which dates to 1899. “You know, as far as making plans. But
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Golf Notes: Does Olympic postponement help or hurt Tiger?

[ad_1] Unlike other sports where athletes had already qualified, golf was not thrown into any significant chaos when the Olympics were postponed until 2021 because of the new coronavirus. Eligibility for each country is determined by the world ranking about a month before the start of competition. The ranking was frozen during the shutdown in golf, and one can only speculate when the sport will resume. Justin Thomas said he
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Column: Colonial plans for tournament that might not happen

[ad_1] Michael Tothe was supposed to be at the World Golf Championships event this week in Austin, Texas, to resume recruiting players for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. Even though the tournament is still two months away, this is the time to beef up advertising and fill out the roster of its 1,500 volunteers. Colonial is the next event on the PGA Tour schedule. Tothe, the tournament director, has
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Report: Swing coach Pete Cowen believes he has coronavirus

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Leading golf instructor Pete Cowen tells The Daily Telegraph in Britain he has all the symptoms of the new coronavirus and says he has told all his players to follow health and government guidelines on COVID-19. “I’m feeling horrendous and wouldn’t wish this on anyone, no matter how young and fit they may be,” Cowen said. Cowen works with Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland and
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Mini tours playing through during virus outbreak

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — Anna Nordqvist drained a birdie putt on second playoff hole, pumped her fist and gave a slight wave to half-dozen people clapping near the green. The tournament title in hand, the two-time major champion turned to playing partner Lisa Pettersson and hesitated. The customary post-round hug was out of the question, so the Swedish players touched elbows and walked off the green with a laugh. The
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LPGA reschedules major in California desert to September

[ad_1] Amid a slew of postponements and cancellations in golf, the LPGA Tour announced a September date for what traditionally is its first major championship of the year. The ANA Inspiration, previously scheduled for April 2-5 in Rancho Mirage, California, now will be played Sept. 10-13. That date previously was for the Cambia Portland Classic, which will move back by one week. It’s the first postponed golf tournament to announce
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South African player tests positive for the coronavirus

[ad_1] The first player under the PGA Tour umbrella has tested positive for the new coronavirus after returning home to South Africa from playing a developmental tour event in Mexico. The PGA Tour says Victor Lange made his only PGA Tour Latinoamerica start in the Estrella Del Mar Open in Mazatlan, Mexico. About a week after he returned home, Lange accompanied a friend to an unrelated doctor’s appointed and was