Golfs

‘Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned. Trump Golfs.’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched into a pointed critique of Donald Trump during his online address Monday at the Democratic National Convention, comparing the president to the Roman emperor Nero, who legend has played the fiddle while his city burned.

“This president is not just a threat to our democracy, but, by rejecting science, he has put our lives and health in jeopardy,” Sanders said, referring to the COVID-19 epidemic. “Trump has attacked doctors and scientists trying to protect us from the pandemic while refusing to take strong action to produce the masks, gowns and gloves our health care workers desperately need. Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Trump golfs. His actions fanned this pandemic resulting in over 170,000 deaths and a nation still unprepared to protect its people.”

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PGA Championship preview: Golf’s majors return

And the last shall be first. The PGA Championship, for so long the fourth of golf’s four majors — both by schedule and, in the eyes of some stuffy golf types, prestige — now gets the marquee treatment as golf’s only major technically taking place during the 2019-20 season. 

This week’s PGA kicks off an unprecedented seven-majors-in-12-months run for golf. Even if we’re still a little bit uncertain and tentative here, it’s still major. Brooks Koepka will be going for a three-peat, Tiger Woods will be going for the outright career PGA Tour victories mark, and everyone else will be looking for one of those career-defining wins. This’ll be fun. 

How will this PGA Championship be different? 

After a single year in the newly scheduled month of May, the PGA Championship returns to the sweltering month of August. Only difference is, this time the schedule change wasn’t by choice. The

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