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Tiger Woods toss a ball down on the 17th 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)

Tiger Woods might have a new putter for the PGA Championship

Aug. 5, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods appears to have something new in store for this PGA Championship: his putter. Woods has won all but one of his 15 majors with a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS, the putter he borrowed from Mark O’Meara in 1998 and never returned. The only other time he switched at a...

PGA Championship at a Glance

Aug. 5, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A brief look at the 102nd PGA Championship, which starts Thursday: Site: TPC Harding Park. Length: 7,251. Par: 70. Field: 156 players (20 PGA professionals). Prize money: $11 million. Winner’s share: $1.98 million. Defending champion: Brooks Koepka. Glory’s First Shot:...

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)

Harding Park a public course with a history of elite winners

Aug. 5, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

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 player who...

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)

Column: Big and booming, DeChambeau is PGA Tour must-see TV

Aug. 5, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

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...

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)

Club pros at PGA see COVID-related surge in golf back home

Aug. 5, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

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 Glenarbor Golf Club...

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)

Adam Scott back in PGA chase after long break Down Under

Aug. 5, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

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 checked in...

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)

Catlin out of tournament after breaking COVID-19 protocol

Aug. 5, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

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...

Jordan Spieth watches from 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)

Spieth chasing Grand Slam and hardly anyone notices

Aug. 5, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The spotlight on Jordan Spieth should be bright enough to cut through the marine layer blanketing Harding Park this week at the PGA Championship. Win this major and he joins the most exclusive club in golf with the final leg of the career Grand Slam. Only five other players —...

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)

Column: 'Big Game Brooks' faces major test to his reputation

Aug. 4, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

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...

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)

Woods in a better place heading into this PGA Championship

Aug. 4, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

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 emotions of a...