John Hawkins gives commissioner Jay Monahan credit for taking ‘every possible precaution,’ but Mike Purkey counters that the prudent decision would be to halt play 'before this gets out of hand'
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USGA’s revised exemptions for U.S. Open give Mickelson another chance at elusive national championship, his missing piece for golf immortality, and perhaps erase bad memories at Winged Foot
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In Other Golf News
That’s the going rate for a PGA Tour player to be paid under the Tour’s stipend program, Golfweek reports, as long as he follows the health and safety guidelines, including a 10-14-day quarantine
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This week’s Utah Championship will be final event for former PGA Tour journeyman, who intends to teach and coach golf at his high school alma mater in Utah, the Deseret News reported
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Keeping score
Canadian shoots career-low 60 to open 3-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland, with Phil Mickelson among a group another stroke back
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England’s Hall and Germany’s Jaeger shoot 8-under 63s to set 1st-round pace in Utah Championship
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Videos & Podcasts
After saluting Webb Simpson and a thrilling finish at Harbour Town, Hawk & Purk discuss the Ryder Cup and a report that the match will move to 2021 rather than be played without fans
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Renewed scrutiny amid coronavirus threat at PGA Tour events should include a longer restriction on spectators, Alex Miceli contends
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New England’s annual PGA Tour stop attracts a dream field, but because of the ban on spectators, nobody to see it. How will that work out? It’s all good, the tournament’s chief administrator tells host Ann Liguori
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Positive coronavirus tests cull some of the key players from the herd at the Travelers Championship, upping the ante for the Tour’s prospects this season. Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. discuss the outlook on The Grill Room Golf Show
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Calendar
25-28
PGA Tour: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.
Korn Ferry: Utah Championship, Oakridge CC, Farmington, Utah

30-July 4
Men’s amateur: North & South Amateur, Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort (Nos. 2 and 4 courses)

July 1-4
Korn Ferry: TPC Colorado Championship, TPC Colorado, Berthoud, Colo.

July 2-5
PGA Tour: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit
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