As first reported by Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson the PGA Tour will ban fans for the rest of the week at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, as well as for tournaments scheduled through April 5th. The official announcement was made by PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monohan Thursday.
Tour update at noon: Sources say no fans for the rest of the week at The Players, next week at Valspar and mostly likely weeks beyond.
— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) March 12, 2020
Since the PGA’s announcement, the NHL has temporarily suspended its season with the playoffs fast approaching. A decision is expected shortly from Major League Baseball, which reports indicate will mirror precautions taken by the NBA and NHL.
This continues a process that has seen the NCAA cancel audiences at events, has seen the NBA suspend their season, and is no doubt on the minds of other sports organizations as they contemplate spring training.
With infection rates actually going down in China, the virus seems to have a 2-3 week period of infection and recovery. Also, a career public health professional who LifeZette talked to this morning said that a great many people may have already had coronavirus and recovered, mistaking it for the common flu.
The increased number of reported infections, this long-time medical pro told this publication, has naturally and logically resulted from a large increase in the number of people being tested for the virus.