First big game since lockdown
The closest thing we will get to a PGA TOUR event before their new schedule begins will be on May 17 when we will see Rory McIlroy partner with Dustin Johnston is a versus match against Matthew Wolff and Rickie Fowler. This match will be played to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts, and will of course have no spectators in attendance, as we continue to practice social distancing.
Rory McIlroy & Dustin Johnson vs. Matthew Wolff & Rickie Fowler
The event will feature the incomparable number one golfer Rory Mcllroy who will partner with the legendary Dustin Johnson, who also had a long stint as number one. The competition will be steep, as these two PGA pros will be going against two major heavy hitters with the 2019 NCAA Division 1 individual champion, Matthew Wolff. Wolff will be partnered up with 2007 and 2008 number one, Rickie Fowler.
Will air on all major golf channels
The teams are to compete at the Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. This event to be held on in the gorgeous state and will be aired live from 2-6 p.m. EST on NBC, Skysports, Golf Channel, NBCSN, Golfpass, and will also be streamed for free on PGA TOUR Live so everyone can have access to the monumental event.
Will be a spectator-less event
Officials for this event have laid out some facts, that fans will be not be allowed on site. Production crew, golfers, and other staff will have to adhere to the CDC social distancing guidelines. Some of the guidelines that the people who are on site will have to adhere to will include appropriate testing measures to ensure everyone’s safety is not put in jeopardy during this monumental event.
During an interview, Rory McIlroy said in a statement ” It’s been difficult to witness what so many are enduring over the last several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” He also added, “Dustin and I will have a lot of fun together, and our game will fit well with the hope of providing some entertainment for those tuning in across the globe as we push to raise funds and awareness on May 17.”
Any on-site staff will be tested for COVID-19
Live event coverage will feature commentary from NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico, who will be commentating from his house in Michigan. Paul Azinger and Gary Koch will be lead analysts alongside Rich Lerner from an off-site production facility. Then the event will have Jerry Foltz and Steve Sands as on-site course reporters.
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