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Morikawa back from missed cut with strong debut at Muirfield

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa didn't get rattled by his first missed cut as a pro or his first time playing Muirfield...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

NHLNEW YORK (AP) — Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players...

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Morikawa builds big lead at Muirfield Village before storms

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Among the lessons Collin Morikawa took away from missing his first cut as a pro was that his reliable cut...

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Jimenez, 56, rolls back the years to lead Austrian Open

ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) — Miguel Angel Jiménez moved into position to break his own record as the oldest winner of a European...

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July 111914 — Babe Ruth makes his major league pitching debut for the Boston Red Sox against Cleveland, getting the 4-3 victory...

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This Date in Baseball

July 111914 — Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox and received credit for a 4-3 victory over...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. Now it gets its biggest...

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The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The California Community College Athletic...

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Still testing positive, Frittelli among 3 back to work

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Dylan Frittelli says it was hard not to feel like an outcast Thursday at the Workday Charity Open in a...

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Tiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. Now it gets its biggest star.Tiger...

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European Tour golf resumes as Luiten leads at Austrian Open

ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) — The European Tour restarted Thursday after a four-month break because of the coronavirus outbreak...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE SPORTSThe Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including...

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PGA Tour players grouped together after virus recovery

Three players who have tested positive for the coronavirus but are no longer symptomatic will play together at the Workday...

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Ryder Cup postponed until 2021; Presidents Cup pushed back

Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound.In his first week as CEO at the PGA of America,...

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How to make 1 golf course look like 2 different tournaments

Muirfield Village will look the same to those watching at home, minus the grandstands and thousands of spectators spread across...

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Ryder Cup postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin because of COVID-19 pandemic; had been set for Sept. 25-27

WHISTLING STRAIGHTS, Wis. (AP) — Ryder Cup postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin because of COVID-19 pandemic; had been set for...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NFLPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESQuaker State 400Site: Sparta, KentuckySchedule: Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)Track: Kentucky...

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Column: The measure of DeChambeau is if anyone copies him

He reduced the golf course to a pitch-and-putt with power that got everyone's attention.That was John Daly at Crooked Stick in...

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Koepka among those who have to catch up in FedEx Cup

The question was perplexing to Brooks Koepka, perhaps because it was missing specific context or because it takes a lot to make...

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A new tournament starts a big Ohio swing for golf

PGA TOURWORKDAY CHARITY OPENSite: Dublin, Ohio.Course: Muirfield Village GC. Yardage: 7,456. Par: 72.Purse: $6.2 million....

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

SportsMay 5, 2019

Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

NFLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs made sure they’ll have Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes around as long as...

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W.Va. governor's companies get millions in virus loans

Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's family businesses received at least $11.1 million from a federal rescue package...

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PGA Tour, Memorial scrap plans to have limited spectators

The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NHLNEW YORK (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward...

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What Would Have Been: Close MLB interleague play, Wimbledon

There would have been a lot of close MLB rivalry games this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic, with five interleague...

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DeChambeau overtakes Wolff to win Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT — Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and changed...

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Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 shots

DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and...

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Former Oklahoma State star Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT — When you watch Matthew Wolff strike a golf ball — a spinning, whirling blend of bravado and distance — it’s easy to...

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Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him...

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Zalatoris wins at TPC Colorado for first Korn Ferry title

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) — Will Zalatoris won the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes on Saturday for his first Korn Ferry...

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European Tour's Indian Open canceled amid virus pandemic

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The Indian Open event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLThe NFL plans to consider the NFL Players Association’s recommendation to cancel the preseason though it prefers to cut the...

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Morning roundup: Former Oklahoma State golfer Matthew Wolff has blistering birdie streak at Rocket Mortgage Classic

GOLF Wolff has blistering birdie streak at Rocket Mortgage Classic Matthew Wolff was so good Friday morning that even Arizona...

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Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT (AP) — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking...

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VIRUS DIARY: Pro golf without fans in an eerie green expanse

DETROIT (AP) — Birds. Generators. Golf carts.At the opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday, those were the...

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PGA Tour player Cameron Champ says he never had COVID-19

DETROIT (AP) — Cameron Champ lathered up his hands with sanitizer as he made the turn in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, trying to...

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Doc Redman in 3-way tie for lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman is playing his best golf, priming him to perhaps earn his first PGA Tour victory.Redman shot a...

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Chase Koepka added to field for Workday Charity Open

One selfless act by Chase Koepka has led to two opportunities on the PGA Tour, starting next week in the Workday Charity Open...

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PGA of America removes Horton Smith's name from award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America is renaming its Horton Smith Award after a review of history revealed Smith...

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Champ can play under tour's latest coronavirus policy change

Cameron Champ was added to the field in the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit under a modified PGA Tour policy that allows...

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Simpson returning to PGA Tour after family coronavirus scare

DETROIT (AP) — Webb Simpson is competing on the PGA Tour again after his family had a coronavirus scare.One of Simpson’s...

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USGA leans on world ranking, money lists for Women's Open

The USGA is leaning more on the world ranking for pros and amateurs, along with current money lists on American tours, to...

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Tour returns from 3 months off with 56 rounds at 64 or lower

Three tournaments is hardly a reasonable sample size. Even so, the numbers have been jarring since the PGA Tour returned to...

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The Latest: Another PGA Tour player tests positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Chad Campbell is the sixth player to test...

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Column: Johnson back to winning now after brief knee concern

It only looks as though Dustin Johnson barely has a pulse on the golf course.One moment made him a little nervous.It wasn't the...

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List 2/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

CANOE-KAYAKAfrican Olympic canoe slalom qualifier in Basel, Switzerland from March 14-15 canceled.Pan American canoe slalom...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICSAsian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from...

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The field finally weakens as PGA Tour goes to 4th week back

PGA TOURROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICSite: Detroit.Course: Detroit GC. Yardage: 7,340. Par: 72.Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share:...

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The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive...

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Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for...

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USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC...

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AP sources: NBC gets US Open as Fox gets out of contract

The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with...

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Dustin Johnson wins Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long...

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Frittelli 4th tour player to test positive for coronavirus

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli became the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus and had to...

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Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long...

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Todd matches Johnson's 61 to take the lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday,...

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The Latest: Morehouse cancels football, cross country

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Morehouse College canceled its football and...

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Mickelson leads Travelers in first event since turning 50

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson figures age might be an asset.Playing his first tournament since turning 50 this month,...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in...

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Mackenzie Hughes shoots 60 for 3-shot lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes shot a career-low 60 Thursday to take the first-round at the Travelers Championship as...

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Mickelson added to field in a US Open without qualifying

The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the...

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5 players withdraw, 1 tests positive, nerves frayed on virus

Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson were among five players who withdrew from the Travelers Championship, four of them out of a...

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Koepka's brother earns spot at Travelers, WDs as precaution

Brooks Koepka felt like he was doing everything by the book.He took his COVID-19 test when he arrived in Connecticut for the...

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Ancer playing well but still seeking first win

He’s as smooth on the course as the silky tequila he’s associated with, and while Abraham Ancer hasn’t broken through on the...

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Paul Casey tuned in for more than golf in PGA Tour's return

Paul Casey was among three players from the top 25 in the world yet to play since the PGA Tour resumed competition amid the...

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Column: Is the rush to play this year really worth it?

Who knew a tennis ball could be so dangerous?Certainly not Novak Djokovic, whose incredibly misguided decision to flout the...

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Champ becomes 2nd PGA Tour player to test positive for virus

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Cameron Champ tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday when he arrived for the Travelers...

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Column: DeChambeau doing it his way with no one following

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — It took Webb Simpson winning at Harbour Town to stop getting questions about Bryson...

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Former OU star Abraham Ancer still hasn't won, but he keeps getting closer

He’s as smooth on the course as the silky tequila he’s associated with, and while Abraham Ancer hasn’t broken through on the...

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PGA Tour heads north to Connecticut, Korn Ferry to Utah

PGA TOURTRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Cromwell, Conn.Course: TPC River Highlands. Yardage: 6,841. Par: 70.Purse: $7.4 million....

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Monday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878...

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PGA Championship confirms no fans for Harding Park

Brooks Koepka will try to become the first player to win the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play, and there...

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Top field, no fans for this year's Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — The tournament director for this week's Travelers Championship had an idea. How about filling the...

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Simpson celebrates a Father's Day win at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father's Day, a U.S. Open title eight years...

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PGA: Webb Simpson edges former Oklahoma standout Abraham Ancer for RBC Heritage championship

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Nothing about this RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament was normal. So maybe it was...

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Ryu wins Korea Women's Open in her return to competition

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu closed with an even-par 72 to win the Korea Women's Open on...

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4-way tie for lead at Heritage as another wild finish looms

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Webb Simpson managed only one birdie on the back nine Saturday at Harbour Town, and that was just...

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Michelle Wie West gives birth to a daughter

Michelle Wie West now has a little one of her own.The former U.S. Women's Open champion announced on Instagram that she and her...

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4-way tie for lead at Heritage as another wild finish looms

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The PGA Tour's return to competition has brought together the strongest fields of the year on...

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Chris Kirk wins Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Kirk won the Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic on Saturday at World Golf Village, a year...

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'An absolute zoo': Positive test, busy island rattle golf

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Carlos Ortiz headed for dinner near the Harbour Town lighthouse and it felt like old times,...

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Why I love sports: Oklahoma Golf Hall of Famer LeeAnn Fairlie loves coaching even more than playing

Editor's note: LeeAnn Fairlie, a 2012 inductee in the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame, tells The Oklahoman why she loves sports. I...

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Simpson leading Heritage, Watney leaving after positive test

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were trading birdies with vastly different games. Rory...

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Watney first on PGA Tour to test positive for coronavirus

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Five-time PGA Tour winner Nick Watney tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, the first...

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The Latest: 28 Clemson athletes, staffers test positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson said 28 athletes or staff members...

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Birdies galore at Hilton Head, and Spieth needed them badly

The RBC Heritage began two month later than usual with a little rain, a little sunshine and a lot of birdies, most of them from...

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List 2/3 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

CURLINGWomen’s world championships in Prince George, Canada from March 14-22 canceled.Men’s world championships in Glasgow,...

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Love returns from pandemic and a house that burned to ground

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Davis Love III faced a different kind of adjustment when he returned to the PGA Tour this week...

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Chill vibe of Hilton Head hides urgency for PGA Tour players

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The ambiance of Hilton Head doesn't change, a most peaceful setting among shade of oaks along...

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With majors later, Woods should be in no hurry to return

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — When it comes to Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour, it’s all about the calendar.Nothing...

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Column: Cranberries and a ticking clock for Ryder Cup fate

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The final weekend in September in Wisconsin was expected to be bustling with good times and...

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PGA Tour heads into 2nd week during the return to golf

PGA TOURRBC HERITAGESite: Hilton Head Island, S.C.Course: Harbour Town GL. Yardage: 7,099. Par: 71.Purse: $7.1 million....

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The Latest: Play ball! Prep baseball being played in Iowa

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world (all times local):___Prep baseball has...

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PGA Championship staying at Harding Park, but without fans

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The silence that greeted the return of the PGA Tour at Colonial will be a familiar sound for the first...

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What Would Have Been: US Open final round for Father's Day

The golf to watch on Father's Day this year won't be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball...

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Berger a winner at Colonial, and PGA Tour feels like it, too

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour spent two months learning about the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to develop a safe plan...

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A safe return for golf as Berger wins Colonial in a playoff

FORT WORTH, Texas — Daniel Berger dreamed of moments like this, a putt on the final hole with everything riding on it, and he...