UNDATED (AP) — The nature of these golf tournaments resemble the old silly season. Except this isn't a cash grab. It started Tuesday with the Scottsdale Open. That's a 54-hole event in Arizona that usually gets little attention. But with golf shut down for two months because of the new coronavirus, more than a dozen players with PGA Tour experience are in the field. What follows are made-for-TV exhibitions on Sunday involving Rory McIlroy and on May 24 involving Tiger Woods. Both are raising big money for COVID-19 relief funds. AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson says they could be a reminder that when golf resumes, it won't look exactly the same.
UNDATED (AP) — Golf Channel has found the right time to air a one-hour special on Tiger Woods sweeping the majors. The film was supposed to run the Sunday night of the Masters. But then the Masters was postponed from April until November. Golf Channel now will show the special on May 24, two hours after Woods and Peyton Manning play against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a match to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Woods swept the four majors in 294 days, starting with the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He's the only player to hold all four professional majors at the same time.