PGA Tour bans fans through April, NHL suspends season and MLB expected to follow suit

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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.

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.

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