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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '20: A capsule look at 10 contenders

Aug. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

A capsule look at 10 players in the 102nd PGA Championship, which starts Thursday at the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco (listed in predicted order of finish): JON RAHM Age: 25. Country: Spain. World ranking: 1. Worldwide victories: 10. Majors: None. PGA Championship memory: Posting all four rounds in the 60s...

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)

Thomas holds off Koepka to win WGC in Memphis, reclaim No. 1

Aug. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

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...

Brendon Todd watches his shot from the rough on the seventh hole during the third round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Todd shoots 1-under 69 for 54-hole lead at WGC in Memphis

Aug. 1, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Winning a World Golf Championship event easily would be the biggest victory of Brendon Todd's career. He has a recent reminder of how to best protect a lead in the final round — even if that memory is a bit painful. Todd had a two-stroke lead going into the final round at the...

Facts and figures for the 102nd PGA Championship

Aug. 1, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISO (AP) — Event: 102nd PGA Championship. Dates: Aug. 6-9 Site: TPC Harding Park. Length: 7,251. Par: 70. Field: 156 players (20 PGA professionals). Prize money: $11 million in 2018. Winner’s share: $1,980,000. Defending champion: Brooks Koepka. Last year: Brooks Koepka joined Tiger Woods...

FILE - In this  Saturday, May 2, 2015 file photo, Rory McIlroy, left, of Northern Ireland, and Hideki Matsuyama, right, of Japan, make their way down the fairway after hitting from the eighth tee of TPC Harding Park at the Match Play Championship in San Francisco. Harding Park hosts the PGA Championship on Aug. 6-9, the first major without spectators.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

PGA Championship now glory's 1st shot, with no fans allowed

Aug. 1, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

The PGA Championship in August seems familiar enough. That's the place at the end of the major championship season that it once occupied for the better part of 70 years when it was known as “Glory's Last Shot.” Now it's the first shot. It's one reminder just how much the COVID-19 pandemic, which...

Brendon Todd lines up a putt on the second hole during the second round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Friday, July 31, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Brendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in Memphis

Jul. 31, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brendon Todd's putter is more than making up for any lack of power off the tee at the World Golf Championship. Todd shot a 5-under 65 Friday and grabbed a two-stroke lead through 36 holes of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. “I have not hit the ball as crisply the first two...

Brooks Koepka watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Koepka matches career best round for lead at WGC in Memphis

Jul. 30, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka has been working hard to fix his game even with an injured left knee. He put everything together Thursday. The defending champ matched his career best with an 8-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead over Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd after the first round of the FedEx St....

Brooks Koepka walks across the practice green at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Koepka, who won three times last year is trying to defend his FedEx St. Jude Invitational title with an injured left knee that has had him putting more weight on his right leg and affecting his game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Koepka says knee is improving, eager to defend WGC title

Jul. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka loves TPC Southwind, and he's hoping for the same boost he got here a year ago when he won the first World Golf Championship. Last year, Koepka only felt a bit ill. This year, the man who won three times last year, including a major, is trying to defend his FedEx St....

Nick Watney smiles after a birdie during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)

PGA Tour modifies guidelines for positive coronavirus tests

Jul. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The PGA Tour enters its eighth week of its return to golf with another modification to its guidelines for positive coronavirus tests and a gradual broadening of who gets to attend tournaments. The updates on the test protocols means the end of grouping players who have recovered from the coronavirus — or...

FILE - In this a, Jon Rahm, of Spain, poses with the trophy after winning the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The No. 1 player in the world is Rahm. The best player in golf? With this kind of depth, that depends on the week. Rahm begins his new reign hopeful it lasts more than a week.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Column: The revolving door at No. 1 in the world ranking

Jul. 28, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Jon Rahm is the No. 1 player in the world. The best player in golf? That depends on the week. Webb Simpson looked to be tough to beat when he won the RBC Heritage, giving him two victories, a runner-up finish and a third place in his last six PGA Tour events. But then Dustin Johnson won the Travelers...