"The weirdest sporting event I've ever attended": Golf without fans

Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote about his experience covering the Charles Schwab Challenge happening this weekend at the Colonial Golf Course. It’s a historic site, having hosted tournaments since the Great Depression, including the US Open and now a yearly PGA Tour event. Even with 16 of the world’s top 20 players participating, golf without crowds is strange, according to Engel. NASCAR returned last month, but it at least has the roar of the engines to mask the fact that the grandstands are still empty. Golf does not, nor does hockey, baseball, or basketball. Golf plans to allow spectators on the course again by mid-July. Other leagues will wrap up their seasons in empty arenas. The question now is which sport can find a way to make a bizarre set of circumstances captivating consistently.

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