Golf’s return draws a star-studded field and a prickly entrance test
By Bill Pennington
The PGA Tour returned from a 90- day layoff Thursday with a tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, that was to be contested without spectators and with one new golfing ritual: Players were directed to sanitize their hands after every hole while their caddies wipe down golf bags with disinfectant.
But of the dozens of safety procedures enacted for professional golf’s return, none has vexed the players more than the coronavirus testing they have been required to undergo.
“Hurt more than I thought it would, I’m not going to lie,” Jon Rahm, the tour’s No. 2-ranked player, said Tuesday, hours after he tested negative for the coronavirus.