coronavirus

Lawrence claims COVID shortened Joburg Open

Lawrence claims COVID shortened Joburg Open

South African golfer Thriston Lawrence has won the Joburg Open after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, leaving the result to be called after just 36 holes of the inaugural event on the newly-rebranded DP World Tour. 28 Nov 2021
Golf memberships soar

Golf memberships soar

Golf Australia today announced participation figures not seen in 50 years of data collection, as the boom in golf gathers pace. 25 Nov 2021
Asian Tour to resume after 18 month COVID-19 pause

Asian Tour to resume after 18 month COVID-19 pause

The Asian Tour is set to return from an 18-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic with two tournaments in Thailand before the end of the year. 6 Oct 2021
PGA Tour confirms China cancellation, Japan to go ahead

PGA Tour confirms China cancellation, Japan to go ahead

The WGC-HSBC Champions golf event in Shanghai has been cancelled for the second straight year due to COVID-19. 1 Sep 2021
Exclusive: Australian Open decision imminent

Exclusive: Australian Open decision imminent

For a second straight year the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown men’s Australian Open plans into disarray, with the planned November 25-28 date at Sydney’s The Australian Golf Club appearing more and more unlikely by the day. 18 Aug 2021
Rahm convinced he didn't have COVID

Rahm convinced he didn't have COVID

World No.1 Jon Rahm admits it "sucked" to miss the Olympics but is convinced he did not have COVID-19 despite testing positive for the second time in seven weeks. 18 Aug 2021
After green jacket and COVID Hideki has medal in sights

After green jacket and COVID Hideki has medal in sights

Home hero Hideki Matsuyama was not sure he would be able to compete at the Tokyo Olympics when he tested positive for COVID-19, but now he has recovered he hopes to add another medal for Team Japan. 27 Jul 2021
Scott questions if Olympics should go ahead

Scott questions if Olympics should go ahead

Australian star Adam Scott has questioned whether it's a responsible decision to let the Olympics go ahead, saying some people don't understand the fear that the Japanese people are currently experiencing in the build-up to the Games. 14 Jul 2021
Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

The boom in Australian golf has been confirmed by official AusPlay statistics released today. 25 Jun 2021
R&A hopeful of crowds at The Open

R&A hopeful of crowds at The Open

This year's Open Championship could be played out in front of "significant numbers" of spectators, say the R&A. 12 May 2021
Power withdraws from Zurich Classic with virus

Power withdraws from Zurich Classic with virus

Irish golfer Seamus Power has withdrawn from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after testing positive for COVID-19. 21 Apr 2021
US Open championships to welcome limited fans

US Open championships to welcome limited fans

The USGA announced today that the 2021 US Women's Open and US Open championships will be played with a limited number of fans in attendance. 20 Apr 2021
PGA Tour encourages players to get vaccine

PGA Tour encourages players to get vaccine

The PGA Tour is telling its players they will not have to be tested for the coronavirus if they are vaccinated, and those who aren't will soon have to pay for their own tests. 20 Apr 2021
Open de France postponed due to COVID-19

Open de France postponed due to COVID-19

The European Tour has postponed next month's Open de France because of the extension of COVID-19 restrictions across the country. 8 Apr 2021
China's Blue Bay LPGA cancelled amid virus

China's Blue Bay LPGA cancelled amid virus

The LPGA Tour says the final event of its three-tournament Asia swing has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 8 Apr 2021
Masters Par-3 Contest cancelled again

Masters Par-3 Contest cancelled again

Augusta National Golf Club has cancelled the traditional Masters Par-3 Contest because of social distancing protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic. 16 Mar 2021
Woodland & Piercy test positive for virus

Woodland & Piercy test positive for virus

Major champion Gary Woodland and Scott Piercy have withdrawn from this week's PGA Tour event in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, after both players tested positive for COVID-19. 16 Mar 2021
Wary R&A plans for Open Championship

Wary R&A plans for Open Championship

Open Championship organisers are cautiously optimistic golf's oldest major will go ahead at Royal St George's in July. 11 Feb 2021
Pros only for Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Pros only for Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players. 15 Jan 2021
Augusta plans to have fans back at Masters

Augusta plans to have fans back at Masters

Augusta National Golf Club says it plans to have limited spectator attendance at the Masters in April, despite the coronavirus pandemic. 13 Jan 2021
Club membership booms, report reveals

Club membership booms, report reveals

Australian golf’s 2020 boom continues at pace, with a surge in interest from young men its driving force. 24 Nov 2020