A Local Look at The Players Championship with Billy Horschel
Since its start in 1974, with Jack Nicklaus’ historic victory over J.C. Snead at Atlanta Country Club, THE PLAYERS Championship has been one of the PGA TOUR’s most coveted titles. Held annually in March, THE PLAYERS is one of the most anticipated tournaments on the PGA TOUR calendar, boasting not only the strongest field but also the biggest purse on the PGA TOUR. Additionally THE PLAYERS is able to provide year-round support to non-profit organizations throughout Northeast Florida that strengthen and improve the lives of citizens and communities.
Not everyone seems to mind the Saudi-Pebble Beach tradeoff
Adam Scott was among the first batch of players the Saudi International announced as playing its Asian Tour event next month, and now he no longer is on the list. The means he won't need a conflicting event release from the PGA Tour, nor will he be required to play the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am twice over the next three years, the stipulation for PGA Tour members going to Saudi Arabia. A Saudi tournament spokesman said only that Scott's playing schedule has changed, and he will only play Abu Dhabi and Dubai before preparing for “the big block” of PGA Tour events.news.yahoo.com
The Players will have only 20% of usual attendance due to coronavirus concerns
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – In December, The Players announced that the tournament would be played in 2021, but with fewer fans on the course. Jared Rice, the executive director of The Players, said Monday that tickets would be limited to 20% of the maximum capacity — a number he declined to share. “As part of that, we’re going to ask a lot of this community and ask for the greater good,” Rice said. Contactless entry and commerce throughout the golf course. There is DNA of how we addressed that situation here last year, in terms of the tour’s return to golf.
Kelly, Swinney express concern about no families at playoffs
“Why would we play if you can’t have families at the game?" "If you can’t have families at bowl games, why would you go to a game where your families can’t be part of it? “Why can’t it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?” Kelly said. "They can’t be around their families for Christmas, and you’re going to tell me we’re going to have a playoff and maybe one site can have families and the other can’t? I am so sick and tired of this playoff committee talking about having sites where you can’t have parents at and their families.
The Players return in 2021 is ‘great step’ for community
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After the decision to cancel the final three rounds of The Players Championship last March, the tournament announced Tuesday that it plans to return to Northeast Florida in 2021. And that’s great news for the area, businesses and golf fans alike, said Players executive director Jared Rice. “We work our butts off to make sure the community has a great time and we have a huge impact. The Players is planning to host a limited number of ticketed spectators and guests in 2021. Overall, the tournament won’t have as big a footprint, so that will mean less of an economic boost to businesses in Ponte Vedra and nearby beaches.
Ramsey, No. 19 Northwestern top No. 10 Wisconsin 17-7
Northwestern players celebrate after they defeated Wisconsin 17-7 in an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)If you need help with WJXT’s or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801.
Florida halts meetings, practices amid 19 new COVID cases
Florida head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. 10 Florida paused all team activities Tuesday following “an increase in positive COVID tests among players," putting Saturday's home game against defending national champion LSU in jeopardy. The Gators had 19 positives following Tuesday morning testing, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. He brushed aside criticism and praised his players for how well they have handled COVID safety protocols. The Gators test student-athletes three times a week, with football players getting tested Sunday at noon as well as Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6
The attacking mentality returned, leading to Corey Perry's goal in double overtime, and the Stars get one more shot to prove they belong here. That’s all that really matters.”All that matters to the Lightning is they’re still in control of the series. Only they can win the Cup on Monday night, and they believe playing the same way as Game 5 will be enough to finish this off and celebrate. You just got to go out there and play our best, try to win that particular game and go from there." The Lightning lost their first chance to wrap up the Eastern Conference final, to the New York Islanders in overtime of Game 5.
For NBA players, Taylor grand jury decision 'not enough'
And James was letting his team know that NBA players, who have spent months seeking justice for Breonna Taylor, did not get what they wanted. State Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the officers’ shots that killed Taylor were fired in self-defense. Many NBA players have met, virtually, with members of her family to offer support. ... What currently is happening isn’t good enough.”National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts went a step further. We’re going to continue fighting, we’re going to continue to push, we’re going to continue to use our voices.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
NBA playoff games postponed Wednesday after Milwaukee Bucks strike over shooting of black man
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Making their strongest statement yet in the fight against racial injustice, players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games on Wednesday in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. Players made the extraordinary decisions to protest the shooting by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday of Jacob Blake, a Black man, apparently in the back while three of his children looked on. That citys NBA team, the Bucks, started the boycotts Wednesday by refusing to emerge from their locker room to play a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. Other games that were not played: NBA playoff games between Oklahoma City and Houston, and the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland. The NBAs board of governors have called a meeting today to discuss the new developments.
Bucks to boycott playoff game against Magic in protest of police shooting
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn't take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The teams were set to begin Game 5 of their series shortly after 4 p.m., with the Bucks needing a win to advance to the second round. Players had been discussing boycotting games in the bubble after the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Magic player and referees were on the floor for the game but Milwaukee never took the floor. Eventually everyone else left and the arena staff soon took the balls, towels and tags that go on player chairs back inside.
MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season
Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game regular season in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season, according to details of the proposal obtained Friday by The Associated PressPlayers would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Nationals players decide to wait for in-person ring ceremony
WASHINGTON The Washington Nationals have changed their plans for their virtual World Series ring ceremony after players decided they would rather wait until they could reunite in person to receive their new jewelry. The Nationals had announced they were going to give out the rings during a show broadcast on television and online an unprecedented approach brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The Nationals consulted some team leaders before moving forward with the virtual ring ceremony. When team leaders discussed the plan this week with the players, the players collectively decided they would prefer to receive their rings when the team could be physically reunited. A year ago, Washington went into that day with a 19-31 record before starting a turnaround that led to the franchises first World Series appearance and championship.