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Golf Rounds Surged as Coronavirus Advanced. Now the Game Is Retreating.

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As recently as a week ago, recreational golfers flocked to the fairways of public and private golf courses as a respite from stay-at-home guidelines and lifestyle prohibitions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Golf, with its wide open spaces, still seemed safe. In New Jersey’s Somerset ...read more

Coronavirus Compounds Financial Concerns in Women’s Sports

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For Isabelle Harrison, the coronavirus wake-up call came when she rushed to her grocery store in Bologna, Italy, to find the shelves cleaned out of pasta. Spaghetti. Fusilli. Even tiny bags of tiny macaroni. All gone. “I immediately thought, ‘Uh oh, there’s no pasta in Italy?’” Harriso...read more

So You Bought Someone a Gadget. Here’s How Not to Become Their Tech Support.

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Whether it’s the holidays, an anniversary or a housewarming, there’s always an occasion to give a loved one a gift — and flowers only cut it so many times. Enter: gadgets like smart home speakers or tablets that are affordable enough to be great gifts, no matter the occasion. They won’t just...read more

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Get Nights Nights returns to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art this May through September. Get exclusive access to separate entrance and bar lines with the Luxe Pass and skip the bar line entirely with a mARTini card, which is now available to museum members. The series, which blends art, foo...read more

P.G.A. Championship Is Postponed

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On Tuesday, two days after a federal recommendation to not hold events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks amid the spread of the coronavirus, the P.G.A. of America decided to postpone the P.G.A. Championship, which was set for May 14 to 17 at Harding Park in San Francisco. The ...read more

Smart Speakers Can Go Beyond Music

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Music is far and away the most common use for the smart and internet-connected speakers infiltrating our homes in recent years — an estimated 144.3 million of them were shipped globally in 2019, according to the data analysis company IDC. That doesn’t mean these speakers should be used only ...read more

Masters Postponed After PGA Tour Announces Cancellations

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The 2020 Masters tournament, golf’s first major championship and a signature, springtime event in American sport, was postponed Friday morning by the Augusta National Golf Club, the hosts of the event. The tournament, which takes place in Augusta, Ga., was scheduled for Apr. 9-12. The club s...read more

PGA Tour Shuts Down in Response to the Coronavirus

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The PGA Tour responded to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday night by canceling the remainder of the Players Championship, its signature event, and shutting down all of its events until at least April 9, the start date of the Masters. The cancellation of the Pl...read more

Rory McIlroy Has ‘Come a Long Way’ as a Leader on PGA Tour

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — It was 2009 and Rory McIlroy, then 20, was making his first appearance at the Players Championship, the tournament considered nearly as prestigious as a major golf championship. McIlroy, a floppy-haired wunderkind at the time, recalled this week that his commitme...read more

Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

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I’m writing this from the makeshift quarantine bunker in my dining room — sweatpants on, hand sanitizer nearby, snacking my way through my emergency rations. I’m getting plenty of work done, but I’m starting to get unnerved by the lack of stimulation. It’s been hours (days?) since I interact...read more

PGA Tour’s New TV Deal Indicates Value of Sports Rights Continues to Grow

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In another sign that the value of sports media rights is still growing rapidly, the PGA Tour is expected on Monday to announce a lucrative new media rights agreement through 2030. Golf tournaments will remain on CBS, NBC and the Golf Channel — where they have been shown since the mid-2000s —...read more

Tyrrell Hatton Keeps His Head and Wins His First PGA Tour Title

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A year ago at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tyrrell Hatton of England hit a golf shot so crooked and so wayward that he turned to his caddie, Mick Donaghy, and asked, “Have you seen a worse golf shot?” Donaghy, lugging a bag professionally for more than three decades, st...read more

Tiger Woods Will Not Compete in Players Championship

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Even after his stunning victory at last year’s Masters, Tiger Woods warned he would remain ever cautious with his surgically repaired back for the rest of his career. In that context, as Woods played only 12 tournaments in 2019, the decision was viewed as sensible and raised ...read more

Stop Your Phone From Using So Much Data

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When I signed my family up for our cellphone plan, I thought it contained more than enough data for us. How could any person possibly go over 5 gigabytes in one month? Then I got a notification saying one of our lines was over the limit, and I would need to purchase an extra gigabyte for ...read more

The Golf Houses, and Influence, of Pete and Alice Dye

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This article is part of our International Homes special section, which takes a look at homes and golf, from planned communities and sustainability to course designers and where they live. Pete and Alice Dye were known for creating excruciatingly challenging PGA Tour courses. T.P.C. Sawgra...read more

Your Colleagues Don’t Read Anything You Write. Here Are 8 Ways to Change That.

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For over a decade, I taught college students how to communicate in professional settings. Every class began with a single, all-consuming thesis: “Nobody will ever want to read anything you write at work. Period.” That’s a harsh and, perhaps, disheartening warning. Particularly for bright-...read more

Sungjae Im Gets First PGA Tour Win at Honda Classic

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Sungjae Im is tireless, and no longer winless. A 21-year-old South Korean, Im started fast and finished stronger on Sunday, winning the Honda Classic by one shot over Mackenzie Hughes and Tommy Fleetwood for his first career PGA Tour victory in his 50th attempt....read more

How to Set Up Your New Car

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Tell me about the last time you bought a new car and sat down to read the entire owner’s manual. Go ahead — I’ll wait. Reading an owner’s manual cover to cover would be no small commitment. The book for the 2020 BMW X5, for instance, is 404 pages. The guides for the new Cadillac XT6 and V...read more

It’s Time to Unfriend the Internet

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LURKING How a Person Became a User By Joanne McNeil In her first book, “Lurking,” Joanne McNeil charts the history of the internet through the experiences of the users. These are not necessarily the same as people. Conflating the two, McNeil explains, “hides the ‘existence of two classe...read more

Intuit to Buy Credit Karma to Create Financial Data Giant

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SAN FRANCISCO — Intuit, the parent company of TurboTax and Mint, agreed on Monday to pay $7.1 billion for Credit Karma, a start-up that has become one of the most popular financial applications for young consumers. The deal, which is being paid for with a combination of cash and stock, is...read more

I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here’s How They Did.

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A year ago, I was diagnosed with nasal polyps and regularly snored like a wild boar. I’ve had the polyps removed, but the snoring continues. I’m not alone. According to Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (Fifth Edition), “about 40 percent of the adult population” snores. Sometimes my ...read more

Larry Tesler, Computer Scientist Who Pioneered ‘Copy’ And ‘Paste,’ Dies

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NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died. He was 74. He made using computers easier for generations as a proponent and pioneer of what he called “modeless editing.” That meant a us...read more

These Devices Can Prevent Major Home Damage and Save You Money

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I don’t like surprises, especially the kind that cost me money. Our sump pump failed one winter during a flash thaw, but I didn’t find out about it until several inches of water ruined the electronics, books, and furniture in our basement. I could have avoided that damage with a simple sm...read more

Mickey Wright, One of the Greatest Players in Women’s Golf, Dies at 85

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Mickey Wright, who won 82 L.P.G.A. tournaments, 13 of them majors, and was perhaps the finest player in the history of women’s golf, died on Monday in Florida. She was 85. The cause was a heart attack, her lawyer, Sonia Pawluc, told The Associated Press. Wright had been hospitalized for t...read more

Tiger Woods Is on the Verge of History and Still Tinkering

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Tiger Woods was clad in his hallmark red for the final round at the Farmers Insurance Open last month when he took a compact swipe at his 141-yard approach shot on the second hole. The ball found the green and took two short hops before it bounced in and out of the cup, leaving him with a sh...read more
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