Golf Grabs the Spotlight As PGA Tour Returns to Action at Colonial

Colonial Tournament - Kevin Na
Kevin Na, 2019 Chamnpion | PHOTO: Richard W. Rodriguez

By Anthony Cotton

THE TOP 5 players in the world will tee it up at Colonial as golf navigates its “new normal.”

The NBA and NHL have announced their comeback plans for resuming their seasons, both likely returning to play in late July. Major League Baseball might actually be inching towards an agreement with its players—it’s hard to tell amid all the tone-deaf bickering going on between the two warring parties. But golf—outside with nature, social-distancing friendly golf—is just hours from moving into center stage. Both the PGA TOUR and its minor-league feeder system, the Korn Ferry Tour, are back; the former featuring the top five and 18 of the top 25 players in the world teeing it up at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

The first event after the novel coronavirus shut down play, the tournament, formerly known as The Colonial, will feature a number of precautionary measures—spectators won’t be allowed to attend; both players and caddies will be tested for the virus once they arrive in town. Once they’re cleared, they’ll also be required to take daily temperature screenings and fill out a health questionnaire.

CBS will televise the event, which will include local products Wyndham Clark and Mark Hubbard. For more information on what the tournament will look like, and a sense of the buzz being generated by golf’s return, check out this piece from Morning Read:

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