Month: May 2020

1:35 PM ET The John Deere Classic, scheduled to be the fifth tournament as part of the PGA Tour’s revised schedule, will be canceled this year, sources confirmed to ESPN. The tour hopes to replace it with another event, but the long-time tournament, scheduled for July 9-12, will not be played this year due to
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2:38 PM ET Associated Press Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but their numbers will be strictly limited. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the states’ move to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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1:28 PM ET Phil Mickelson, fresh off the success of Sunday’s charity golf exhibition with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, says he would like to see “The Match” become an annual event. “I think you could showcase guys like Steph Curry and Michael Jordan or Tony Romo and Patrick Mahomes, who are all
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11:33 AM ET TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady took to Instagram Wednesday to reflect on the lessons he learned participating in “The Match” charity golf tournament with Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods this past weekend. “Amazing what happens when groups of people come together for the common good,” Brady
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7:00 AM ET World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has said he believes the majority of players would like to see the Ryder Cup postponed until 2021, saying that it would be the “right call” to do so. The golf calendar has been ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, with three of the sport’s four majors —
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1:33 PM ET Associated Press The runner-up at the U.S. Amateur last summer, John Augenstein‘s plan was to play in the Masters, finish out his senior season at Vanderbilt, play the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and then turn pro. That’s still the plan, with some notable changes. Instead of turning pro, Augenstein is heading
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5:20 PM ET Associated Press Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in
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6:21 PM ET Tom Brady has looked like anything but the cool, calm quarterback and everything like a scared, high-handicap golfer during The Match: Champions for Charity. But he still managed to come through in a big way on Sunday afternoon. After getting taunted by announcer Charles Barkley and taking a beating on social media
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8:53 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders Following the return of live golf to television with the TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday that featured Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins event, we have a much more hyped event on the horizon. Two of golf’s greats and two football
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4:25 PM ET Associated Press The European Tour hopes to resume its season the first weekend in August in England as part of a four-tournament “bubble” in England and Wales, Golf Digest reported Thursday. The magazine cited sources with knowledge of the plans in saying the British Masters, scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 2,
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10:13 AM ET Adam Scott returned to his home in Australia after the PGA Tour canceled the Players Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic. And despite the tour’s planned restart next month, he expects to stay away a bit longer. Scott, who won the Genesis Invitational earlier this year, told the Australian Associated Press that
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6:15 PM ET The PGA Tour is set to return to action next month in Texas, but the plight of international players residing overseas at the moment makes their involvement in the scheduled tournaments problematic. Veteran Lee Westwood highlighted those obstacles in an interview with Golf Channel on Tuesday in which he said he is
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12:24 PM ET The leaders of four Ohio golf tournaments, including Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial, sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine requesting that he lift the ban on large gatherings so that their tournaments could go on this summer with spectators. DeWine put an order in place on March 12 limiting gatherings in the state
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