1. November Masters, U.S. Open in September, PGA in August, No British — Golf.com
2. Tiger-Phil Rematch Could Include Tom Brady, Peyton Manning — Golf Channel
3. Davis Love III Grateful for ‘Normal Things’ in Wake of Tragic Fire — Golf Digest
4. Chip Shots: President Trump hosts call with tour officials; Hank Haney lawsuit against PGA Tour upheld by judge; Outspoken DeChambeau riffs on power in golf, other topics; Nicklaus shares memories of Bobby Jones; CBD products a hit with tour pros.
1. Revamped Pro Tour Slate Features November Masters, No British Open: Golf’s governing bodies announced on Monday that three of the four men’s majors will be rescheduled for later dates in 2020, while the 2020 Open Championship will be canceled. The first major championship of the year will be the PGA Championship. Originally scheduled for May 14-17, the 2020 PGA will now be played Aug. 6-9 and will remain at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. The next major on the list will be the U.S. Open, which will be contested Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York. Finally, the 2020 Masters has been rescheduled for the week of Nov. 9, confirming rumors that suggested a fall event at Augusta National was in the offing. The Open Championship, on the other hand, is the odd major out. The 2020 Open will be canceled instead of rescheduled. Read More . . .
2. QBs Brady, Manning Could Be Part of a Tiger-Phil Charity Match: A possible rematch between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might also include another pair of high-profile stars, albeit from another sport. Woods and Mickelson clashed for $9 million in November 2018, and Mickelson has hinted on Twitter that a rematch might be in the works as golf continues to plot its return to competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While Mickelson scooped the cash the first time around, the concept behind a rematch would be to raise money for charities fighting coronavirus. The rematch might take on a team element: namely, a partner format including Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and his retired rival, Peyton Manning. Read More . . .
3. Davis Love III Still Shaken by Fire That Destroyed His Family Home: It has been a week since Davis Love III’s life changed forever, and his voice is still filled with emotion as he describes the extraordinary events of the morning of March 27. The night before had been a fun one for the Love family: Daughter Lexie, her husband, William, and their three daughters had come over for dinner at Davis and Robin’s home in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Shortly after 5 a.m. on Friday morning, the Loves were awakened by a beeping alarm system. “I looked at the alarm,” recalled Love, “and it said, ‘FO3.’ I knew that was a fire of some kind but wasn’t really sure what was going on.” Read More . . .
4. Chip Shots: Midsummer return for PGA and LPGA Toursforeseen by President Trump; Judge nixes PGA Tour motion to dismiss Hank Haney lawsuit; Inside tips and swing theories fill Bryson DeChambeau’s livestream talk; Jack Nicklaus shares memories of time spent with Bobby Jones; Tour pros’ enthusiasm for CBD products includes endorsement deal for Bubba Watson.
David Gould is a journalist, editor and author with 30 years’ experience in categories such as golf, travel, luxury goods and corporate communications. Gould is a contract employee of NBC Sports/GOLF Channel, providing communications support for several business units there. He is also Editorial Advisor and an outside director of OpenRounds, Inc., a vendor to private golf clubs. He has served as Executive Editor of Travel + Leisure Golfmagazine and Chief Editor of LINKS Magazine. Gould has contributed 100-plus articles to leading sports publications on golf-related topics. He is the author of “Q School Confidential” (St. Martins Press, 1999) a history of PGA Tour qualifying, “The Golfers Code (Triumph Books, 2004) and “Real Golf: 120 Tips for Better Golf and Lower Scores” (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2002). To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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