With the U.S. Women’s Open in Houston using two golf courses for the first two rounds due to less daylight hours, Brooke Henderson will start on Thursday at 10:37 a.m. local time on the 10th tee of the Jackrabbit course at Champions Golf Club. Alena Sharp gets underway at 11:21 on the first tee of the Cypress Creek course. All tee times are here … The weather in Houston is expected to be mostly sunny, with the exception of Friday, when there’s a 60 per cent chance of rain. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 20s Celsius before dipping into the mid to high teens on the weekend … The World Golf Hall of Fame will induct its next class on March 9, 2022 during the week of the Players Championship. The class includes Tiger Woods and Susie Maxwell Berning, along with contributors Tim Finchem and the late Marion Hollins. The inductees were announced earlier this year, with the ceremony originally scheduled to take place in 2021.“Given the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, moving the ceremony back a year will give us a better opportunity to properly recognize and honour this important class,” said Greg McLaughlin, chief executive officer of the World Golf Foundation … Canadians from coast-to-coast have chipped in to help the Shaw Charity Classic raise $12,572,483 for more than 200 youth-based charities across Alberta through the Shaw Birdies for Kids program. Nearly 3,000 people from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island contributed despite the inability of the PGA Tour Champions event to welcome golfers and fans this year in Calgary due to COVID-19 restrictions … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers how coronavirus restrictions in their areas will affect holiday revenue at the golf operations where they work. As of this writing, 63 per cent of respondents said restrictions affected revenue severely, 29 per cent said minimalIy and eight per cent said not at all. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.
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