Golf's bid to return from the COVID-19 shutdown has conjured two passionate, contrasting responses. One is of optimism and hope, elation that these annual celebrations of the game have only been delayed. The other is scepticism, bordering on dismissiveness.
When the PGA Tour will resume its season remains uncertain because tournaments through the AT&T Byron Nelson May 7-10 are cancelled, and the PGA Championship originally scheduled for the following week is postponed.
The United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world and according to health experts, the pandemic might still be in its fledgeling stages in the country. Even against that ominous backdrop, the golf world is looking forward to when life will return to a sense of normalcy.