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Customers wait in line to enter the Home Depot store at Midtown Place while the store limits the number of occupants to maintain six feet of space between shoppers and help prevent the spread of coronavirus on Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton//Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Virus cases, deaths continue upward climb in Georgia

Mar. 30, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Confirmed infections and deaths from the coronavirus in Georgia continued to increase Monday as traveling to Savannah on the coast and into neighboring Florida became more cumbersome and one expert predicted Georgia's daily toll will keep escalating until late April. The Georgia Department...

Volunteer Michaela Lawrence hands out meals to families with students at Hilsman Middle School in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Meals will be handed out each morning from 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. at Hilsman Middle School in Oglethorpe Elementary as well as others delivered by bus due to caronavirus.  (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Georgia's virus deaths rise, senator says he has coronavirus

Mar. 18, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — State officials confirmed Wednesday that two COVID-19 patients have died in southwest Georgia, one of the hardest-hit areas outside metro Atlanta from the global outbreak. That brought the statewide death toll to three. The news came as state Sen. Brandon Beach, an Alpharetta Republican,...

FILE - In this April 4, 2011, file photo, golf fans watch practice on the par three 16th hole during a practice round for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File)

PGA Championship the 2nd major postponed by coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

First the Masters, now the PGA Championship. Two days after a federal recommendation to not hold events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, the PGA of America decided to postpone the second major of the year, which was set for May 14-17 at Harding Park in San Francisco. The PGA Championship will be...

FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred Ridley watches the honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Report: Augusta National to close club by end of the week

Mar. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Augusta National first postponed the Masters. Now the home of the Masters is closing its club. Golf Digest obtained a letter from Chairman Fred Ridley to Augusta National members that says the club will close by the end of the week because of increasing concerns over the new coronavirus and how it might affect...

Kennesaw: A nurse wearing a mask and gloves leaves Wellstar Kennestone as an ambulance arrives on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Georgia authorities on Thursday confirmed the state's first coronavirus related death, a 67-year-old male hospitalized  in Kennesaw. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia gov plans emergency declaration; Masters postponed

Mar. 13, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday that he would declare a public health emergency for the state on Saturday morning, as one of the state's marquee events joined the ever-growing list of canceled events and schools told 1.2 million children to stay home next week. Kemp said in a...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 9 de abril de 2019, aficionados ingresan para presenciar una ronda de prácticas del Masters de golf en Augusta, Georgia. In this April 9, 2019, file photo, fans arrive for a practice round that's under a weather warning at the Masters golf. (AP Foto/Matt Slocum, archivo)

Masters, Boston Marathon postponed due to coronavirus

Mar. 13, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before that the NCAA...

The Latest: First Bundesliga player tests positive for virus

Mar. 13, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Paderborn defender Luca Kilian is the first Bundesliga player to test positive for the new coronavirus. The club says coach Steffen Baumgart has been cleared but Kilian, who hasn’t played for several...

FILE - In this April 4, 2011, file photo, golf fans watch practice on the par three 16th hole during a practice round for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File)

The road to the Masters leads nowhere as golf shuts down

Mar. 13, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the last 75 years, the golf landscape never changed. March brought anticipation of azaleas and Amen Corner, of the drive down Magnolia Lane and the chase for a green jacket. The annual road to the Masters took a major detour Friday — but not a dead end, like other...

FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Anna Lee Lavarnway looks at the leaderboard during the first round at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

No rite of spring for golf: Masters postponed due to virus

Mar. 13, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Augusta National on Friday postponed the Masters, another massive hit to the spring sports calendar from the new coronavirus that already is responsible for the loss of March Madness and the delay of opening day baseball. So much for that annual rite of spring and the first...

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, follows his shot from the 13th tee, during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

No fans, now no players: PGA Tour shuts down for a month

Mar. 12, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship went from having no fans to having no players. In a surprise announcement Thursday night, the PGA Tour canceled the rest of The Players Championship and decided to shut down its other tournaments for the next three weeks. Only 10 hours earlier, as the...