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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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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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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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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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Redman, Stallings take early lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed,...

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This Date in Baseball

July 81912 — Rube Marquard’s 19-game winning streak was stopped when the New York Giants lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs.1935 —...

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July 81889 — John L. Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain in the 75th round in Richburg, Miss., for the U.S. heavyweight championship....

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLThe NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following...

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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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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be...

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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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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESBig Machine Hand Sanitizer 400Site: Indianapolis, IndianaSchedule: Sunday, race, 4 p.m....

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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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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLDENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to sit out this season to be with his family and help grow...

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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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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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Weekend Sports in Brief

NFLBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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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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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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Friday's Sports in Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said...

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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...

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

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

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Daniel Berger wins Colonial playoff in PGA Tour's return

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Daniel Berger was playing some of the best golf that no one noticed. Three months away because of the...

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Golf notebook: Will Zalatoris tops leaderboard at Korn Ferry Challenge

Zalatoris tops leaderboard at Korn Ferry Challenge Will Zalatoris birdied two of his final three holes Saturday to break...

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Xander Schauffele leads Colonial over host of stars in tour return

FORT WORTH, Texas — The quiet of Colonial made Xander Schauffele feel as though he were back home in San Diego playing with his...

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Schauffele leads Colonial over host of stars in tour return

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour went three months without playing. It took three days to show fans what they were...

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Colonial spectators in bushes and temporary tents off course

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Max Butcher and his buddies felt as if they had front-row seats at Colonial, even in the bushes with...

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Friday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer — to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred...

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Hilton Head field stacked with winners, but no Tiger Woods

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The field for the RBC Heritage next week includes 114 players who have won on the PGA Tour, the...

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Varner takes early 1-shot lead over Spieth at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Harold Varner III took his place in history in the PGA Tour's technology era, all because of a triple...

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Bryson DeChambeau now 2 shirt sizes and 40 pounds bigger

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — He wanted to get bigger and stronger, and Bryson DeChambeau delivered on his pledge.DeChambeau had...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFFORT WOPTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour was back to work Thursday.Justin Rose and Harold Varner III shared the lead at...

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The Latest: Kentucky Derby Festival cuts large-scale events

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Kentucky Derby Festival will not hold...

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No cheers at Colonial to drown out expletive on broadcast

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Even without any fans to cheer, there was quite a reaction to a birdie during the PGA Tour's return —...

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Tour recognizes racial injustice with moment of silence

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial already was quiet with no spectators around for the return of the PGA Tour on Thursday. And...

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With a swing and silence, PGA Tour gets back to business

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The start was even more quiet than usual for a Thursday morning on the PGA Tour, only the silence...

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The Latest: 2 Texas football players test positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Two Texas football players have tested...

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McIlroy lobbies for more consolidation in wake of shutdown

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As much as golf has taken a financial hit worldwide from the COVID-19 pandemic, Rory McIlroy says it...

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Golf passes initial test with no positive virus results

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour is not simply picking up where it left off.Very little about the Charles Schwab Challenge...

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Charles Schwab Challenge Tee Times

7:50 a.m. -- Ryan Palmer, Brian Harman, Bill Haas8:01 a.m. -- Wyndham Clark, Doc Redman, Robby Shelton8:12 a.m. -- Brian...

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Koepka raises notion of not playing a Ryder Cup without fans

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka feels so strongly against a Ryder Cup without fans that he could see a scenario where...

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Susie Maxwell Berning's golf legend started in Oklahoma, literally putting her in Tiger Woods' class

To understand how Susie Maxwell Berning made a career in golf at a time few women did, you need only have been at Lincoln Park...

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A microphone for Fowler, but it's not for everyone on tour

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — CBS Sports says it was more aggressive in trying to get players to wear microphones on the PGA Tour,...

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Column: Only thing normal about golf's return is the score

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were together on the first tee Tuesday morning, just like they were...

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PGA Tour to hold minute of silence at 8:46 to honor Floyd

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour is leaving the 8:46 a.m. tee time vacant this week at Colonial as part of a tribute to...

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LPGA loses a major as Evian Championship in France canceled

The LPGA Tour lost its first major because of the COVID-19 pandemic when it announced Tuesday the Evian Championship in France...

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Golfer Gary Player gets $5 million in legal dispute with son

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player will get $5 million and the rights to his name and likeness back...

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A look at golf tournaments with the PGA Tour resuming

PGA TOURCHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGESite: Fort Worth, Texas.Course: Colonial CC. Yardage: 7,209. Par: 70.Purse: $7.5 million....

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Opinion: This duel in the sun isn't exactly Nicklaus vs. Watson at Turnberry, but it's memorable nonetheless

The human drama of athletic competition has been in short supply since the pandemic hit. So back in late March, during a staff...

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CBS pushing for players to do their part to boost broadcast

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jim Nantz will be alone in the broadcast booth when the PGA Tour resumes its schedule Thursday. That's...

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From Bob Tway to Rickie Fowler to Nancy Lopez, here are Oklahoma's top 18 contributors to golf

With the PGA Tour set to return to action on Thursday, The Oklahoman sports staff took the opportunity to celebrate the sport...

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What Would Have Been: London Calling and CWS opening weekend

There will be no Major League Baseball in London and no College World Series in Omaha because of the coronavirus pandemic....