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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, center, walks down the ninth fairway during a practice round for the US Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Canceling British Open helped keep US Open at Winged Foot

Sep. 16, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The USGA considers this U.S. Open a success even before the opening tee shot, mainly because it's being played this year at Winged Foot. And that was seriously in doubt when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the spring. Winged Foot is about 5 miles from one of the early hot spots...

Burns shakes off early miscue to take Safeway Open lead

Sep. 11, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Sam Burns overcame an early double bogey and used steady iron play and strong putting to take the Safeway Open lead Friday. Harry Higgs was right behind, cutting his deficit in half with his last swing. Burns made nine birdies in a 7-under 65 to get to 15 under at at Silverado Resort,...

LPGA heats up with major in desert, PGA starts a new season

Sep. 8, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

LPGA TOUR ANA INSPIRATION Site: Rancho Mirage, California. Course: Mission Hills CC (Dinah Shore Tournament). Yardage: 6,763. Par: 72. Purse: $3.1 million. Winner's share: $465,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, noon-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Jin...

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan takes questions during a live press conference ahead of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. 
(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Tour reaches end of season, embarks on plan toward diversity

Sep. 2, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — What started as the “Return to Golf” has yielded to “Crossing the Finish Line.” Twelve weeks after the PGA Tour ended its longest stoppage since World War II because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it marked progress with two slogans that brought equal measures of...

Collin Morikawa is shown on the practice range ahead of the Tour Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. The Tour Championship begins Friday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Column: 11 states, 12 weeks and golf rolls on in a pandemic

Sep. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has saved nearly a dozen ribbons, an unusual set of keepsakes that are as much about caution as celebration. At the end of every tournament he attends — all but one — Monahan clips off the vinyl cloth band on his left wrist that was required for him to be part of...

Miami Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson (25) walks away from home plate after placing a Black Lives Matter shirt on home plate as teammates and the New York Mets walk off the field at the start of their baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in New York. The teams jointly walked off the field after a moment of silence, draping the shirt across the plate as they chose not to start their scheduled game Thursday night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Column: Extraordinary day hopefully leads US to better place

Aug. 27, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

The day was extraordinary, unleashing a movement that played out in real time, stretching across racial and gender lines, sweeping up one sport after another until it seemed as though every professional athlete was screaming in unison. ENOUGH! Enough with the killing. Enough with racial injustice. Enough with...

NBA referees march in support of players seeking an end to racial injustice in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Their march came shortly before players met to decide on restarting the season after three games were postponed Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Brian Mahoney)

Sport-by-sport snapshot of racial injustice protests

Aug. 27, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

Moved by the videotaped shooting of Jacob Blake, many professional athletes — some who had previously donned Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and knelt for the national anthem to protest racial injustice — made a more dramatic statement. They refused to play. NBA players led the way Wednesday and...

Cameron Champ, wearing two different shoes Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, displays the message

Champ speaks out on racial injustice with shoes and words

Aug. 27, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Golf played on even as other sports in America stopped, and it gave Cameron Champ a chance to speak out at the BMW Championship. First, with his shoes. Then, with powerful words about a desire to find a solution to racial injustice. Champ is one of four players of Black...

Collin Morikawa poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Morikawa quickly goes from college grad to major champion

Aug. 10, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Collin Morikawa couldn't help but break into a smile, and not just because the shiny Wanamaker Trophy he won at Harding Park was positioned on a stand next to him. Just over 14 months ago, Morikawa went through commencement after his All-American career — on the golf course and...

Tiger Woods waves on the 11th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors guard Curry pops up at PGA presser, grills winner

Aug. 9, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

If you're a three-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP, you can skirt the ban on fans at the PGA Championship. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was deputized as a “guest reporter” for the final round of the tournament, making him one of the few outsiders allowed on the course at TPC...