Daniel Berger was a sudden winner Sunday as the PGA Tour returned at the Charles Schwab Challenge, officially laying claim to his third tour victory when Collin Morikawa lipped out a 3-footer that would have extended their playoff.
Getting back to the business of tournament golf doesn’t change the world, Ron Green Jr. writes, but it was a welcome step to experience the familiar touchstones of the game again. Even in an unusual time.
Still, the more pressing issues of our world are never far from our thoughts. And when play began again at Colonial Country Club in Texas, those on hand at an otherwise empty golf course observed a moment of silence in recognition of the death of George Floyd.
In all corners of the world game, all involved are carefully planning their next steps. John Hopkins reports how John McLaren – caddie for Paul Casey – is managing the down time while considering his return to golf, all in his own unique style.
After a PGA Tour career that has provided him a life of relative comfort, Ted Purdy is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with philanthropic work that revives in him the importance of service, Jim Nugent explains.
The American Junior Golf Association also returned to competition last week, and Sean Fairholm reports the safety guidelines that were put in place will be helpful to other organizations that will follow.
Finally, in this week's installment of The Divot, Lewine Mair examines the unlikely situation faced by a pair of golfers in the UK as they returned to friendly competition.