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COVID-19 Strikes the PGA Tour, Events to be Played Without Fans

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Just now, Alohaed said:
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PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announced on Thursday that the Tour would continue to host tournaments, but not allow fans to attend, beginning on Friday.

 

Can we get them to cancel the announcers, too?

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2 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

Can we get them to cancel the announcers, too?

I couldn't help but laugh at this. Well played. 

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Just now, Bonvivant said:

I couldn't help but laugh at this. Well played. 

Maybe had a little too much coffee this morning.

I'll be here all week, folks.

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9 minutes ago, Alohaed said:
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PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announced on Thursday that the Tour would continue to host tournaments, but not allow fans to attend, beginning on Friday.

 

I'm volunteering for the Valspar.  It's gonna be a quiet week!

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27 minutes ago, djfajt71 said:

I'm volunteering for the Valspar.  It's gonna be a quiet week!

I thought about the volunteers.  They'll still need some of the normal crew, to work the range, scoring, maybe some on-course transportation, but the marshals surrounding the holes just won't be required.  I wonder if we'll see more lost balls, if we don't have marshals and fans looking for them.  I wonder if scores will go up a little, shots that are way offline won't get those nice trampled-down lies where the gallery normally walks.  

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35 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

Can we get them to cancel the announcers, too?

Giggle giggle, good one.

Is that for the safety of the announcers... or for the safety of your ears/brain? 

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2 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

I thought about the volunteers.  They'll still need some of the normal crew, to work the range, scoring, , maybe some on-course transportation, but the marshals surrounding the holes just won't be required.  I wonder if we'll see more lost balls, if we don't have marshals and fans looking for them.  I wonder if scores will go up a little, shots that are way offline won't get those nice trampled-down lies where the gallery normally walks.  

 

4 minutes ago, iacas said:

You probably won’t be needed.

We were told that those of us, on fairway duty, will still be necessary.  They'll still need us to help with wayward shots, as well as, signaling that area is clear on blind tee shots.  Outside of that, the rest of us got some nice threads for everyday wear!

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So instead of going to large, sporting events, people will crowd into bars to watch them.  Yeah, that’ll help.

:doh:

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34 minutes ago, djfajt71 said:

We were told that those of us, on fairway duty, will still be necessary.  They'll still need us to help with wayward shots, as well as, signaling that area is clear on blind tee shots.  Outside of that, the rest of us got some nice threads for everyday wear!

That is cool that you still get to go, but I would love to watch them search for lost balls and play out of non trampled grass. 

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31 minutes ago, djfajt71 said:

We were told that those of us, on fairway duty, will still be necessary.  They'll still need us to help with wayward shots, as well as, signaling that area is clear on blind tee shots.  Outside of that, the rest of us got some nice threads for everyday wear!

On the plus side, you'll get lots of time to watch the golfers without having those pesky spectators to pay attention to.  On the other, that sounds like it could become pretty boring. I did the hole marshal thing one year at Pinehurst, and it was the spectators that made the day interesting.  Be sure that they rotate you around to different locations so you get to see it from all angles.

 

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Andy Johnson (thefriedegg) will love this. By “this” I mean no fans at a golf tournament. He is always clamoring for that on the podcast. 

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53 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

On the plus side, you'll get lots of time to watch the golfers without having those pesky spectators to pay attention to.  On the other, that sounds like it could become pretty boring. I did the hole marshal thing one year at Pinehurst, and it was the spectators that made the day interesting.  Be sure that they rotate you around to different locations so you get to see it from all angles.

 

You normally get to pick one area and they may rotate you around that.  I'm assigned to hole #6 all week.  Tuesday, I'm on the green, Thursday is Left Fairway, Friday is crosswalk, and Sunday is right fairway. 

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2 minutes ago, djfajt71 said:

You normally get to pick one area and they may rotate you around that.  I'm assigned to hole #6 all week.  Tuesday, I'm on the green, Thursday is Left Fairway, Friday is crosswalk, and Sunday is right fairway. 

We did it a little different, in that we rotated one "position" clockwise at about 30-minute intervals.  In a 6 or 7-hour shift, that meant we essentially worked all the way around the hole.  Oddly enough, we were on hole 6 as well.

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1 hour ago, David in FL said:

So instead of going to large, sporting events, people will crowd into bars to watch them.  Yeah, that’ll help.

:doh:

Oh - the TV isn't that boring - usually just a bottle at home keeps me watching it.

1 - I don't know how ticket sales are apportioned.  Will this be a burden (lack of expected revenue) at the host venues?  Definitely a bust for the concessions support businesses....

2 - probably will be a better TV event....hard to tell

3 - pretty elite experience for the volunteers, this is the time to help out

4 - No more shouters....yay

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