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Source: PGA Tour commissioner forgoing salary

Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and cancellations of several tournaments, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is forgoing his salary, several executives are taking pay cuts and all of the tour’s employees are seeing their pay frozen to 2019 levels, a PGA Tour source confirmed to ESPN. Monahan, who became

Golf's world rankings to be paused during coronavirus pandemic

Golf’s world rankings have been frozen indefinitely, with the current standings in both the men’s and women’s game staying as they are until further notice. Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Courses Locations No results found. Please try another search. A joint-statement by the Official World Golf Ranking and Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking confirmed that both sets

PGA Tour: Four further tournaments removed from schedule

The PGA Tour have cancelled a further four tournaments which wipes out their schedule until late May at the earliest. The RBC Heritage, traditionally played the week after the Masters, has been removed from the 2020 schedule along with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, and the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest in Dallas. Further PGA Tour tournaments are expected to be

Ryder Cup: Paul McGinley believes qualification will stay open if event is delayed

Paul McGinley believes that qualification for the European Ryder Cup team will remain open even if this year’s contest is postponed. The 2020 Ryder Cup is scheduled to be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in September, but the showpiece could be postponed until next year following the suspension of all worldwide Tours due to the coronavirus pandemic. The situation is similar to 19 years ago, when the 2001 Ryder

Brooks Koepka turns down lucrative Premier Golf League and will stick with PGA Tour

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka says he will not be joining the lucrative Premier Golf League. The world No 3 is the latest big star to say no to the proposed breakaway tour to stay with the PGA Tour. Koepka told The Associated Press. “I am out of the PGL. I’m going with the PGA Tour. “I have a hard time believing golf should be about just 48 players.” The

Ladies European Tour: Alice Hewson wins South Africa Women's Open

Alice Hewson made the dream start to her professional career with a one-shot victory in her maiden event at the Investec South African Women’s Open. Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Courses Locations No results found. Please try another search. The 22-year-old overturned a three-stroke deficit during an eventful final day at Westlake Golf Club to finish on

Players Championship: Players to split half of $15m purse equally

The PGA Tour confirmed that half of the Players Championship prize money will be equally distributed among every player in the field. Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Courses Locations No results found. Please try another search. The PGA Tour’s flagship event was cancelled late on Thursday evening, with the opening round almost complete, due to on-going fears

The Masters: PGA Tour stars back decision to postpone major

Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey were among the PGA Tour stars to express their disappointment at hearing The Masters will not be played next month. But as they collected their clubs and belongings from TPC Sawgrass following the cancellation of The Players Championship, all the players were unanimous in backing the decision to suspend all professional golf activity due to the threat of coronavirus. After the PGA Tour

Masters postponed as golf continues to take coronavirus measures

The 2020 Masters has been postponed due to health concerns related to the spread of coronavirus, organizers have confirmed. Golf’s first major of the year was scheduled to take place at Augusta National between April 9-12, with Tiger Woods set to defend the title he memorably won in 2019. On March 4, Augusta National Golf Club issued a memo stating it planned to stage the Masters and its associated Augusta National

The Players: Hideki Matsuyama's 63 overshadowed by off-course events at Sawgrass

Hideki Matsuyama’s record-equalling 63 earned him the first-round lead at The Players Championship before the tournament was cancelled due to coronavirus fears. Leaderboard The Players Championship Matsuyama’s sublime nine-under opener, just the fifth first-round 63 in tournament history, earned him a two-stroke lead over the field at the end of a surreal day in Ponte Vedra, which ended with the cancellation of the tournament and the next three events on