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Villanova celebrates a win in 2k Empire Classic against Arizona State on November 26, 2020, in Uncasville, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
This CDC Decision May Save The College Basketball Season

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, December 2 COLLEGE SPORTS: Quarantine […]

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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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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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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from […]

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On Assignment: Four Days of Golf, A Year in the Making

When fans enter the gates at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, they can gawk at the elevation changes and some of the most historic holes in championship golf. They can enjoy activations and different sponsorship stands at almost every fairway. And if they think because the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational is a four-day affair that […]

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Reno-Tahoe PGA Tour Event Changes Location

The PGA Tour’s regular stop in the Reno-Tahoe area will be hosted at a new club that is on the California side of the state line in the region. The Barracuda Championship will be hosted at the Old Greenwood Golf Course at Tahoe Mountain in Truckee, California. The course is a Jack Nicklaus design that […]

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Longtime PGA Tour Event Renamed The American Express

The legendary PGA Tour event hosted for decades by Bob Hope, after one year without a sponsor, has found a new partner ahead of the 2019–2020 season. Known last January as the Desert Classic, the event at La Quinta, California, will be called The American Express as part of a multi-year agreement with the credit […]

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PGA Tour Announces Korn Ferry as Title Sponsor

The PGA Tour has struck a deal with Korn Ferry to have it serve as a title sponsor of the newly named Korn Ferry Tour starting this weekend. The Los Angeles-based global organizational consulting firm signed a 10-year sponsorship agreement. The announcement was made by PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, Korn Ferry Chief Executive Officer […]

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PGA Tour Appoints Alexandra Baldwin as President of the Web.com Tour

The PGA Tour has named Alexandra “Alex” Baldwin as president of the Web.com Tour, making her the first female to lead one of the PGA Tour’s six global circuits as president. The Web.com Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour) is a developmental tour that serves as the primary path for players to potentially reach the PGA Tour. Baldwin previously served as […]

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