May 17 Covid 19 Skins Game Televised - McIlroy-DJ vs. Fowler-Wolff
What You Need To Know
By Brian Weis
Amid the Covid-19 Crisis, golf is about to be aired on TV. Get your popcorn ready and your DVR's set. Wait, you might already be sitting on the couch. In any event, mark your calendars for May 17, 2-6 p.m. on NBC.
Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will square off in a skins match dubbed The TaylorMade Driving Relief Skins Game, at Seminole Golf Club on May 17. The event will be televised by NBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN and Sky Sports on May 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Free streaming will be available on PGA Tour Live, GOLFTV, Golfpass and Golf Channel.
Located along the The Atlantic Ocean in Juno Beach, Florida, north of West Palm Beach, Seminole Golf Club is thought to be legendary architect Donald Ross' best golf course designs. Currently ranked No. 12 on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, it's one of only a handful of courses that has made every published list since the rankings began in 1966.
Officials intend to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and will utilize appropriate testing measures to help protect the health and safety of the golfers, production crew and others on site. No fans will be allowed on site.
UnitedHealth Group has pledged $3 million in charity skins with proceeds going to the American Nurses Foundation (for which McIlroy and DJ are playing) and CDC Foundation (Fowler and Wolff). Farmers Insurance will pledge an additional $1 million for a birdies-and-eagle pool to benefit Off Their Plate, which aids COVID-19 healthcare workers.
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The PGA Tour is scheduled to return June 11, 2020 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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