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The PGA Tour scared us for a second there

As the PGA Tour golfers were getting one last round of practice in before the Travelers Championship kicks off tomorrow morning in Connecticut, a surprise 2 p.m. press conference with PGA commissioner Jay Monahan was called and all player press conferences were canceled for the remainder of the afternoon.

Oh no. With reports of multiple positive COVID tests at the Travelers, could bad news be in our future? There was a lot of speculation, none of it good. I panicked for a moment. I won’t lie to you.

Turns out, the show will go on at TPC River Highlands. Monahan announced a low number of positive tests (seven, to be exact) and said, “We need to learn to live with this virus. This virus isn’t going anywhere. … You’re going to have more tests going forward.”

So golf will continue this week, but some of its stars have withdrawn from the field. Brooks Koepka headlines the list of WDs after his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive.


Graeme McDowell will also sit out following his caddie’s positive test, as will last week’s winner, Webb Simpson, and Chase Koepka, the younger brother of Brooks Koepka.

This is much better news than “golf is canceled,” which was on the list of possibilities for the impromptu press conference.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for The PGA Tour scared us for a second there

  1. ClutchCargo
    3:51 pm June 24, 2020 Permalink

    “We need to learn to live with this virus. This virus isn’t going anywhere. … You’re going to have more [positive] tests going forward.” Wise words.

    • 2andToodleLoo
      6:48 pm June 24, 2020 Permalink

      A solid perspective from a sports commissioner. Didn’t overreact – but shows a level head.

  2. Bluehender
    3:57 pm June 24, 2020 Permalink

    But Drew the president said it would just go away…

  3. crazycatfan65
    7:41 pm June 24, 2020 Permalink

    Bluehender, liberals said there was nothing to worry about and only cared about impeaching a duly elected president.
    After Trump in January declared a “humanitarian and security crisis” during a primetime Oval Office address, Sen. Chuck Schumer, speaking beside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said Trump was working to “manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
    Party leader Tom Perez also called it “manufactured.”
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., described it as a “‘crisis’ that doesn’t exist.”
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted at the time that “we’re not falling” for the “fake crisis.”
    Jan 14 – the WHO (World Health Organization) sent out a tweet declaring that there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
    Jan 24 – Dr. Anthony Fauci National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director said – “ Covid 19 It isn’t something the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about, because we have ways of preparing and screening of. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States, but it’s something that we as public health officials need to take very seriously,”
    On January 29, 2020 Joe Biden in a speech in Iowa said that Trump’s idea of restricting travel from China was “Xenophobic”.
    January 30, WHO calls corona virus a healthcare emergency.
    February 2 – New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, “The risk to New Yorkers for Coronavirus is low and our preparedness as a city is very high. There is no reason not to take the subway, not to take the bus, not to go out to your favorite restaurant, and certainly not to miss the parade next Sunday. I’m going to be there.”
    February 24, 2020 Nancy Pelosi says from San Francisco’s China Town to come visit, it is safe and “there are no Coronavirus concerns”. Then SF became one of the epicenters of the disease.
    Bill DiBlasio 03/2/20 “ I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives. Get out on the town despite Coronavirus On March 9, 2020 Bernie Sanders said he would NOT, I repeat he said he would NOT shut down travel from March 20, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (as well as NY Times) bash Trump for talking about Hydroxy Cloroquin calling it a “fairy tale” and giving people false hope. Now it is being sought after to fight the disease and is being tested as helping patients recover faster.
    January 24 2020, Joe Scarborough and wife Minka had a segment where they said “no Americans need to be concerned about COVID-19 and should be more concerned about the common flu.
    March 30, 2020 Morning Joe anchors say “everyone saw this coming in early January.
    Everything I have quoted are true and easily verified. The Liberal leaders and media have not been accurate about ANYTHING about COVID-19 and Trump has been way ahead of them. Trump nailed this one and the press does everything to blame him?
    Don’t let the media rewrite facts. Liberals and the media on January 28th were talking about the final vote of the impeachment hearing while Trump was sounding the alarm. They all said he was trying to distract us….well guess what, he was right. Facts Matter.”

  4. jaws2
    11:48 pm June 24, 2020 Permalink

    Facts DO NOT matter on the KSR website! The libs prefer made up BS and Fake News. Facts just get in the way.