Golf

Tiger Woods walks on the 16th hold during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 05, 2020 - 5:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Harding Park is a public golf course with a history of elite champions. Tiger Woods was No. 1 in the world when he won a World Golf Championship here in 2005, and when he went 5-0 in his matches at the Presidents Cup in 2009. Rory McIlroy was No. 1 when he became the first...
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Bryson DeChambeau hits from a bunker to the first green during practice for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 05, 2020 - 5:00 pm
It’s hard to find a reason to like Bryson DeChambeau. It’s even harder to take your eyes off him. He smashes jaw-dropping drives that seem to defy the very physics on which he bases his game. Bulked up on protein shakes and M&M’s, DeChambeau has so far this year been making a mockery of golf...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, Jason Caron tees off on the second hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Caron returns for the PGA this year at Harding Park as business has picked up at the Long Island golf club in New York where he is a head golf professional. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 05, 2020 - 11:55 am
As one of the 20 club pros making a start at the PGA Championship this week, Rob Labritz finds himself in possession of one of the most coveted tee times in golf. Getting on the tee sheet back at his home course isn't so easy these days, either. Labritz is the director of golf at the exclusive...
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Adam Scott, of Australia, gestures toward the 15th fairway during practice for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 05, 2020 - 11:22 am
Adam Scott took his own sweet time returning to competitive golf. When he finally showed up at the PGA Championship in San Francisco this week, everyone else ranked inside the top 10 had already revved up for the season’s first major by playing at least one tournament somewhere. But Scott, who...
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USA's John Catlin during day one of the Hero Open golf tournament at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Birmingham, England, Thursday July 30, 2020. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
August 05, 2020 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — American golf player John Catlin and his caddie Nathan Mulrooney have been removed from this week’s English Championship by the European Tour after they breached its COVID-19 protocol. The European Tour said in a statement on Wednesday that the pair dined a local restaurant on Tuesday...
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Brooks Koepka, left, walks with instructor Pete Cowen during practice for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 04, 2020 - 7:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brooks Koepka now has gone more than a full year without winning, a drought he hasn't experienced since he was still new enough on the PGA Tour that his name was mistakenly pronounced “cupcake.” If it doesn't seem like a full year, that's because it really wasn't. Three months...
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Tiger Woods stands on the putting green during practice for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 04, 2020 - 4:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The course is one Tiger Woods knows well and where he has winning memories. The PGA Championship is a major he has won four times, more than anyone except Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen. Woods learned last year that brings no guarantee of playing well. Coming off the deep...
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Justin Thomas holds the trophy after winning the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 03, 2020 - 2:03 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Thomas wants to make his second stint as No. 1 in the world last longer than the first time around. “I hope so,” Thomas said Sunday after winning the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take the No. 1 spot for the first time since June 2018. “I feel like I’m a better player...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photo, Brooks Koepka reacts after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Koepka goes for a third straight PGA Championship title this week in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 03, 2020 - 7:23 am
Peter Thomson might have been up to his old tricks. He once described the Americans as the “greatest collection of golfers in the world” right before he captained an International team that annihilated the U.S. in the 1998 Presidents Cup. So what to make of his prediction at Carnoustie nine years...
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Danielle Kang follows through on her drive on the fourth hole during the third and final round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 02, 2020 - 8:18 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang was away from the LPGA Tour for six months during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not to suggest she was without competition. She lost track of the games she played with her brother, Alex, who has spent two seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour, and boyfriend Maverick...
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