Dustin Johnson can picture it now: competing down the stretch on a Sunday afternoon in a PGA Tour event, as intensity reaches its peak and the crowd begins to buzz.

But in reality, it will be silent. Golf’s upcoming return will take place without fans lining the fairways or huddling around the tee boxes and greens.

“The fans are very important,” Johnson said during a Saturday appearance on the Joey Vendetta Show. “They bring excitement (and) it’s part of the sport. It’s gonna be different. It’s gonna take time to adjust to it.

“But obviously for the first few

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The Mackenzie Tour, Canada’s men’s professional golf circuit, has cancelled its season.

A stepping stone to the top-tier PGA Tour, the Mackenzie Tour had to end its 2020 season before it even began because of border restrictions, mandatory quarantines for those entering Canada, and gathering restrictions in all provinces because of COVID-19.

The 2020 season was set to be the Mackenzie Tour’s eighth, with 13 scheduled tournaments — the most in the third-tier circuit’s history.

“We had built a lot of momentum coming into this season, and we were excited to continue making a positive impact in the communities where

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Two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to resume its schedule, John Deere Classic officials decided Thursday to cancel what would have been the fifth tournament back.

Tournament director Clair Peterson said there were too many obstacles to overcome involving too many risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it made financial sense in the long run to not hold the tournament.

The John Deere would have been July 9-12 in Silvis, Illinois, the fifth PGA Tour stop under the revised schedule. The tour is not allowing spectators for at least a month, meaning the Deere could have been

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame announced 11 new inductees on Wednesday.

As the Hall celebrates its 65th anniversary year, the class of 2020-21 features six athletes: Steve Nash, Sonja Gaudet, Diane Jones Konihowski, Eric Lamaze (and horse Hickstead), John “Jackie” Barrett and Lorie Kane; as well as five builders: Willie O’Ree, Sheldon Kennedy, Judy Kent, Ross Powless and Duncan Campbell.

All inductees will also receive the Order of Sport Award — Canada’s highest sporting honour.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the induction event has been postponed until 2021, when the combined class will be formally celebrated. The museum, located in

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Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn’t miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson.

The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act to follow.

In the second and final charity match that brought live golf to TV, this exhibition was as entertaining as the real thing.

Woods lagged a long birdie putt close enough that his partner, Peyton Manning, didn’t have to putt. That secured a 1-up victory over

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It was an odd Sunday afternoon without fans, wild weather, and two legendary quarterbacks also playing roles in the outcome, but in the end, it was a familiar sight: Tiger Woods in red, victorious.

The Match: Champions for Charity came down to the par-4 18th at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., Woods’ home course, and it was Woods who lagged a 40-foot birdie try up to a foot to seal the 1-up victory for he and his partner, Peyton Manning, over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.

It was a marked improvement on The Match, a glorified hit-and-giggle that

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The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL.

Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, “The Match: Champions for Charity,” is a chance to see Tiger Woods swing a golf club for the first time in 98 days.

Live golf is on television for the second straight Sunday, this one with the game’s biggest headliner.

Woods was last seen on television Feb. 16 at the Genesis Invitational, where he moved cautiously in California’s chilly late winter weather and posted weekend

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