- Pro golf made its return this past weekend and President Donald Trump would like to see more of that.
- PGA Tour events will begin again in June while The PGA Championship is slated for August 3-9.
JUNO BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump spoke about the return of sports and golf in particular from the COVID-19 outbreak during the TaylorMade Driving Relief event on Sunday.
The charity golfing engagement took place at the Seminole Golf Club where many professional golf’s biggest names were in attendance to play for the charity.
The President himself called into NBC to speak with Mike Tirico while the games were being aired to discuss the future of sporting events in the nation.
Although President Trump is excited that sports are starting to find a sense of normalcy, he wants the world of sporting events to return to the glory days of how they were enjoyed before the pandemic.
“We want to get sports back, we miss sports. We need sports in terms of the psyche of our country. We want big big stadiums loaded with people. We don’t want to have 15,000 people watching Alabama-LSU, as an example,” said Trump.
In Europe, the government has approved Bundesliga games being played behind closed doors. As Bundesliga returned to the field this past weekend, it was noted as a major boost to the country’s morale in reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In America, the return of sports would help in very much the same way as is evident by Trump saying sports is needed for the psyche of the U.S. Americans need sports back in their lives to restore some sort of balance.
Golf Tees Up
The 2020 PGA Championship is set to take place in August and legal betting odds are up for the event. The frontrunner and heavy favorite is Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.
2020 PGA Championship Odds
- Rory McIlroy (+800)
- Brooks Koepka (+1100)
- Dustin Johnson (+1100)
- Jon Rahm (+1400)
- Justin Thomas (+1400)
- Tiger Woods (+1400)
“We really want to see it get back to normal. So when you have all of those thousands, tens of thousands of people going to majors and going to golf tournaments, we want them to have that same experience, “said Trump.
Until it is completely safe for the athletes and fans, events for the PGA and other sports will continue to be closed off when they’re being played.
The PGA will be holding their first tour event on June 11 for their comeback from the ban but it will be closed to the public per CDC guidelines.
Sporting events like that of the PGA will breathe new life into mobile and online sportsbooks, allowing bettors to wager on golf, an occurrence that has been lacking for many weeks.
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.