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McIlroy-Johnson dispatch Wolff-Fowler in return of live golf to TV

McIlroy-Johnson dispatch Wolff-Fowler in return of live golf to TV”

Trump refused to speak about Rory McIlroy, who launched an extraordinary attack on the President and vowed never to play another round of golf with him.

McIlroy said to the McKellar Golf Podcast: 'The fact that he's trying to politicise it and make it a campaign rally and say that we administer the most tests in the world, like it's a contest - there's some stuff that just is awful.

"It's just not the way a leader should act and there is a bit of diplomacy that you need to show, and I just don't think he's shown that, especially in these times". "I was getting exhausted of watching 10-year-old tournaments, where you know who won".

On Sunday, at roughly the halfway point of a skins game match involving four of the PGA Tour's top golfers - Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff - Trump praised NBC for carrying the event, then called for a more robust resumption of activities in all sports.

"I love golf, I love even the exercise", Trump said, Golf reports.

"Not taking away anything from the great job done by all but next time round I would LOVE to see more diversity both on the course and in the commentary team", tweeted Zuel.

Mike Tirico hosted the show on NBC from 1,300 miles away in his home in MI.

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McIlroy and Johnson, playing for the American Nurses Foundation, were trailing when Fowler and Wolff, representing the CDC Foundation, won seven skins from the sixth to the 12th.

With the final six skins worth $1.1m unclaimed after holes 13 to 18 were tied, the match headed back to the short 17th which had been turned into a 120-yard par-three in readiness for the winner-takes-all, nearest-the-pin shootout. "I know the Tour has done a great job of making sure that we're in a safe spot to move forward at Colonial at the start of June, and like I said, this Covid-19 thing is bigger than all sports, but sports is also a big part of life and culture", said Fowler.

The event will follow a skins format, which means each player will play his own ball, with each team counting the lower score between the two players on each hole. "We need sports in terms of the psyche, the psyche of our country". We don't want them having to wear masks and be doing what we've been doing for the last number of months.

"The athletes will be tested very carefully and the people that want to can be tested very carefully", he said.

Proceedings were halted in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the US but three events are on the calendar for next month-the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina and the the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. "I think we're all itching to be out there", said the Spaniard, dialling in from his Arizona home.

"We don't want to have 15,000 people watching Alabama - LSU, as an example, we want to have the masses, we want to have big crowds. Things can happen very quickly".

"It's just fun being out here, being able to play golf, play with some of our close friends for a really good cause, or multiple causes, but all kind of central around COVID relief", Fowler said.



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