Golf

11:49 AM ET Associated Press The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour. Sanford Health is based in South
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8:16 AM ET Associated Press The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month. Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup
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2:37 PM ET The PGA Tour has sent a memo to players saying that a second event in the Columbus, Ohio, area will take the place of the John Deere Classic, which decided last week that it would cancel its tournament this year. The July 9-12 event will be played at Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village
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6:11 PM ET Organizers of the FedEx Cup playoff event near Chicago understandably took pause last week when their Illinois neighbor, the John Deere Classic, decided to pull the plug on this year’s tournament, opting to cancel rather than play without spectators. “When Deere canceled, we were surprised that happened; it’s unfortunate,” said John Kaczkowski,
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4:42 PM ET The chances of playing the U.S. Open in New York in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic seemed remote in April, when the tournament was rescheduled from June to September. But the United States Golf Association is now optimistic about keeping the championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban New York
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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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1:35 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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10:04 AM ET A six-event “UK Swing” will kick off the European Tour’s restart to the golf season in late July after the circuit was shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Tour CEO Keith Pelley announced parts of the revised schedule on Thursday and that the Betfred British Masters, July 22-25,
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