For at least the next month, tour pros and fans alike will come to know our first spring without golf. How would some of the game's biggest events played out?
It's been a bizarre few days in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, made even more head-scratching because no one knows what the future holds.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan decided Thursday night to cancel The Players. But it took a long time to reach that decision and the road ahead is much longer.
After repeated efforts to salvage The Players, the plug was finally pulled late Thursday. One player said the Tour "had no choice."
Hideki Matsuyama tied the course record with a 63 on Thursday at the Players, but that took a backseat as talk of the coronavirus - and the coming weeks - heated up.
There has never been a day in PGA Tour history like Thursday at TPC Sawgrass. With fans prohibited the remainder of the week, that will continue to be the case.
The PGA Tour decided to continue The Players Championship, with fans on Thursday but none thereafter. But why put anyone at risk, including players?
There was nothing normal about Thursday at The Players. And with no fans allowed for at least the next three weeks, the abnormal will temporarily become the new normal.
The inclusion of every shot from every player in real time caters to a new audience of growing importance, both for the Tour and within the game: gamblers.
Our writers weigh in on who they think will win, contend and disappoint at this week's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.