PGA TOUR member Tyrrell Hatton has withdrawn from the Valspar Championship after testing positive for COVID-19.
Tyrrell Hatton, Covid-19
He will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines. Hatton is replaced in the field by first alternate Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
In Italy it is possible again to organize and play golf competitions in the yellow zone. The good news was communicated in time by the Federgolf.
After the one relating to the abolition of the examination of the rules, the Federation issues another circular (number 16), less surprising than the previous one but very much awaited.
Starting from April 26, 2021 it is allowed, exclusively for the territories located in the yellow zone, to carry out any sporting golf activity outdoors, in compliance with the guidelines adopted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Sport.
After careful analysis of the current legislation and unless otherwise and any guidance should be provided by the Department of Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, any golf sporting activity, events, demonstrations and competitions (including social and pro -am) if carried out outdoors and in compliance with the Federal Protocol.
With reference to the performance of the amateur sports activity referred to there, the use of changing rooms is prohibited unless otherwise established by the guidelines referred to in the first sentence.
For the territories located in the orange and red areas, the prescriptions made with previous legislative measures remain valid and effective.
A great step forward after months of lockouts or general play. Once again it’s up to us now to respect the rules (not just those of golf) so that golf never stops.
It’s called the “Player Impact Program” and is the PGA Tour’s answer to the Premier Golf League (PGL) which, from 2022, aims to propose a new green circuit between pharaonic prize pools and big ambitions. The top American men’s circuit has created a project aimed at premiere the stars that bring benefits to golf and to the organization including the involvement of fans and sponsors.
On the pot 40 million dollars distributed among 10 players, 8 of which will go to the champion who will have brought more results beyond the field. The chosen ones will be determined based on their “impact score”, a spokesperson for the PGA Tour tells Golfweek. With the US organization that has already distributed to players the metrics by which they will be ranked. “Their popularity in google searches” and through social networks will also be fundamental. The PGA Tour will use an algorithm to determine the final scores and to benefit, among others, could be champions, needless to say, like Tiger Woods. But also Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, a phenomenon of popularity but in great crisis of results on the field.