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John Deere Classic Cancels PGA Tour Event

The John Deere Classic has decided to cancel what would have been its 50th anniversary as a PGA Tour event. According to tournament director Clair Peterson, there were too many obstacles to overcome and too many risks from the COVID-19 pandemic that it made sense in the long run to not hold the tournament. ...Read more

Boston Marathon Canceled For First Time In It’s 124-Year History

The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history.  On Thursday, marathon organizers said that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own will receive their finisher’s medal. The race had originally been scheduled for April 20 before being postponed for five months because of the coronavirus pandemic. “While we cannot bring the world to Boston in September, we plan to bring Boston to the world for a historic 124th Boston Marathon,” said Tom Grilk, the CEO of the Boston Athletic Association. ...Read more