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Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in charity skins match



No fans will be allowed on the course, the Tour said, and the competitors will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social-distancing guidelines, with “appropriate testing measures” utilized “to help protect the health and safety of the golfers, production crew and others on site.” NBC’s broadcast team will mostly handle the play-by-play from off-site facilities — Mike Tirico will broadcast from his home in Michigan — though reporters Jerry Foltz and Steve Sands will be on the course with the golfers.

“I’m really excited to team up with Rory and to get back out on the golf course,” Johnson said in a statement. “Seminole is a great venue and it will be cool to show it to the world through this event. I’m sure Rickie and Matthew will be ready for us, but hopefully Rory and I can take them and help generate a lot of money and support for charities and those affected most by covid-19,” the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Last month, the PGA Tour announced it plans to resume its schedule in mid-June without fans present. Men’s pro golf has been on hiatus since mid-March, when play was halted after one round of the Players Championship.

The skins match is the second announced charity event featuring some of golf’s biggest names. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, paired with NFL greats Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, will square off at some point in May, though the date and the course have yet to be announced.

McIlroy and Johnson will be playing for the American Nurses Foundation, while Fowler and Wolff will be competing for the CDC Foundation, with UnitedHealth Group putting up the $3 million prize. Farmers Insurance also has pledged $1 million for a birdies-and-eagles pool to benefit Off Their Plate, an organization that provides meals to health-care workers and helps local restaurant workers who have been affected by the pandemic.

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