College seniors may not have played their final events after all.
GolfChannel.com confirmed reports that the NCAA is planning to grant an extra season of competition to all student-athletes who have participated in spring sports this year.
The NCAA later released an official statement: "Council leadership agreed that eligibility relief is appropriate for all Division I student-athletes who participated in spring sports."
The decision comes a day after the NCAA canceled the rest of its winter and spring competition seasons, including all of its remaining championships. The NCAA Division I men's and women's golf championships were schedule to be played May 22-June 3 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Regionals were slated for early May.
The NCAA's Council Coordination Committee is still discussing details, including whether winter-sport athletes will be considered for this exemption. Furthermore, the NCAA implemented a recruiting dead period that bans in-person recruiting until at least April 15.
"Details of eligibility relief will be finalized at a later time," the NCAA added. "Additional issues with the NCAA rules must be addressed, and appropriate governance bodies will work through those in the coming days and weeks."