I lived with COVID-19 last month as my stricken wife fought to regain her health at home, and as my sister was locked in a life-and-death struggle inside a critical care unit before rallying toward a full recovery. I can assure you that the rescheduling of the Charles Schwab Challenge did not make my list of top 500 concerns at the time.
But when the PGA Tour announced Thursday morning that professional golf will return -- sans the fans -- at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 11-14, to be followed by a weekly run of tour events through Thanksgiving (with at least the first four to be staged without galleries), I felt something I hadn't felt for so long. It felt pretty good, too. It felt as if a devastated sports community was finally punching back at an invisible and ruthless enemy with a bulletin that hopefully touched people who don't even follow golf, people who couldn't name a single player outside of Tiger Woods.