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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is tackled by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey during a game on November 1, 2020 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Outbreak Postpones Ravens vs. Steelers; Alabama’s Nick Saban Tests Positive

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. In Depth: Cities Adjust as NCAA Calls For Bubble-Like Basketball Tournament Click here to subscribe to the SportsTravel Newsletter. Wednesday, November 25 FOOTBALL: With Byes […]

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Anchorage to Host 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

For the first time ever, the state of Alaska will be hosting a United States Golf Association championship as Anchorage Golf Course will be the site for the 60th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in 2022. The event will be held from July 30 through August 4 and once completed, the USGA will have hosted […]

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Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie are shown on the ninth green during the final round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in 2006. The Open will return to Winged Foot in 2020 for the first time since then, but will be without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

U.S. Open Offers Golf Fans a Virtual Experience

The United States Golf Association will launch an enhanced U.S. Open Augmented Reality App to provide fans with an at-home experience for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, to be played September 14–20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Available for Apple and Google platforms, the U.S. Open AR App offers fans different […]

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The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard is held annually at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida. (Photo via Greater Orlando Sports Commission)

PGA Tour Going Big With 2020-2021 Season

The PGA Tour, which had its 2019–2020 season disrupted like every other sports organizer by the COVID-19 pandemic with 14 cancellations, will have a 50-tournament schedule for the 2020–2021 season. The season will end with the FedEx Cup championship on its traditional Labor Day weekend dates in 2021. The 50 tournaments on the schedule is […]

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Royal Montreal Golf Club to Host 2024 Presidents Cup

Royal Montreal Golf Club in Canada will host the 2024 Presidents Cup, its second time hosting the international event that matches the best players from the United States against an international squad of opponents except Europe. The Royal Montreal Golf Club hosted the 2007 event, won by the U.S. team 19.5–14.5, and will become the […]

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Jon Rahm of Spain won the recent Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, one of many events the PGA Tour has managed to execute since June. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Case Study: How the PGA Tour’s Aggressive COVID-19 Testing Has Kept Events Going

If you were to draw up a sport suited for social distancing, it would be hard to craft something better than golf. Nonetheless, the efforts being taken by the PGA Tour to protect its players, caddies and essential event staff at its events, which have been taking place since mid-June, are extraordinary. “We have the […]

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Kristoffer Ventura putts during the final round during the 2019 Utah Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Ventura won the championship in a playoff. Photo by the Utah Championship.

Case Study: How to Keep Events Scheduled During COVID-19

Four major events that will be broadcast nationally can be a good summer’s calendar for any sports commission. Being able to host those events in the summer as a worldwide pandemic rages on is another level altogether. The Utah Sports Commission is in the midst of a stretch where the Monster Energy Supercross tour is […]

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Preparation Crucial to Reopening Sports Events

Representatives from two destinations that have already hosted sports events say that no matter when venues are open and sports commissions and CVBs are able to host again, making sure plans are in place and clearly communicated will be crucial to an event’s success. While those watching the Sports ETA webinar “First Out of the […]

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