Total Lockdown In Britain!

Golf courses are shut down right across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland following the latest British government measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, England Golf said the move was “highly necessary and must be maintained until further notice”. It added: “Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.”

Wales Golf said: “It is clear that golf clubs, courses and facilities must close with immediate effect.”

The Golfing Union of Ireland has closed courses in Northern Ireland and in a statement said, “All golf clubs in Northern Ireland must close their facilities with immediate effect.

At the time of this report being written, more than 330 people have died from the virus in the UK.

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2020 Olympics Postponed!

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed.

The announcement was made by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe said Japan and the International Olympic Committee came to an agreement during a phone call with the head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, following growing calls for the games to be delayed or cancelled because of the concerns around the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe said that he agreed that the games would not be cancelled and will be held, at the very latest, by the summer of 2021.

“Considering the current situation, in regards to the Tokyo Games, as the host nation, in order to ensure that athletes from all over the world are able to compete in their best condition, and also in order to ensure the utmost safety for the spectators, I have asked him to consider postponing the games by about a year,” Abe added.

The prime minister said Japan will fulfill its responsibility as the host nation “to prove that humanity has beaten the novel coronavirus.”

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Global Golf Awards Hits New Mark!

Just three weeks after the launch of the 2020 Global Golf Awards On-Line Poll, the pace of voting has been aggressive.

As of today, more than 13,000 valid votes have been received – the 2020 Global Golf Awards has taken over from the hugely successful Asian Golf Awards.

As the name suggests, this prestigious recognition event covers virtually the entire globe and all the major Continents where golf is played.

To participate, all that one needs to do is to click on the link http://globalgolfawards.asiapacificgolfgroup.com/ that will open the On-Line Poll. Follow this with your selection of territory and the club that you want to vote for. That’s all!

The Global Golf Awards on-line poll will be “live” for a period of three months from March 1 through to May 30, 2020.

The Global Golf Awards will be presented at the Gala Awards Banquet of the World Golf Expo on October 16, 2020 at Haikou, Hainan, China.

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The Legend Is Immortalised!

The great Tiger Woods (pictured), the greatest golfer of modern times, has been inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame.

Upon hearing the news, Tiger reacted: “I am both honoured and humbled to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.”

Tiger is being inducted for the class of 2021 – the legend has won a record-tying 82 PGA Tour events and 93 times worldwide. Fifteen of those victories have been in the majors, including last year’s Masters title that snapped an 11-year major-less drought.

In making the announcement, Jay Monahan, Commissioner of the PGA TOUR said: “Tiger has done more for the game of golf than anyone ever thought possible, and his historic feats on the course are only one aspect of his impact.”.

Congratulations Tiger! You earned!

 

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Financial Windfall For PGA Players!

Guess what? The ill-fated Professional Golf League (PGL) has hit another slippery grease patch.

In an effort to shut out the renegade PGL, the world’s richest and most powerful professional golf tour, the PGA TOUR, has just raised the ante.

Like in a high-stakes poker game, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan (pictured) played his ace card by announcing that he plans on significantly increasing the prize money at The Players Championship and FedExCup. This will come as a powerful gut punch to the PGL which is still struggling to get support from players.

The world’s number one, Rory McIlroy has snubbed all efforts to get him behind what seems to be a dead-on-arrival project.

Commissioner Monahan revealed that he has plans in the works which calls to increase the purse at The Players Championship to a huge US$25 million, while the total prize fund for the FedExCup could exceed US$100 million.

This year, The Players Championship has a total purse of US$15 million, with the winner set to take home US$2.7 million, while the current total fund for the FedExCup is US$60 million.

Earlier in the week, another body blow was delivered when it was announced that the PGA TOUR had secured a new long-term broadcast deal, which further consolidates the future of the Tour.

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