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Mickelson changes his mind, accepts exemption to US Open

May. 14, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

Phil Mickelson is assured at least one more crack at the major that has given him the most heartache. He accepted a special exemption Friday to play the U.S. Open. Mickelson becomes the first player since Vijay Singh in 2010 to receive an exemption without having won the...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '21: A hole-by-hole look at Kiawah Island

May. 14, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, site of the 103rd PGA Championship to be played May 20-23: No. 1, 396 yards, par 4: A gentle start to the championship, though it features one of the narrowest fairways on the golf...

Getting There: PGA Championship promises improved access

May. 14, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The golf, as it usually is at the Ocean Course, was spectacular. Getting there to see it unfold at the PGA Championship nine years ago was more of a struggle. The major championship returns to the dramatic, sea-swept course next week with...

Dump Trump? Kicking him off NYC golf course may not be easy

May. 14, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has a rich history of fighting back when he’s down and making others pay, and that's exactly how he intends to deal with New York City over its plans to fire his company from running a windswept city golf course in the Bronx. That abrupt...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '21: A look at key anniversaries in the PGA

May. 14, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

A look at key anniversary years from the PGA Championship, which starts May 20 on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina: 100 YEARS AGO (1921) Walter Hagen won the first of his five PGA Championship finals, and he made short work of...

Spieth shoots 63, shares lead at low-scoring hometown Nelson

May. 13, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth had his longest stretch all day of mere pars — a whopping four holes — on the besieged new home course of the AT&T Byron Nelson when the local favorite stepped over a 55-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th. ...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '21: Facts and figures for PGA at Kiawah

May. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A brief look at the 103rd PGA Championship (all times EDT): Dates: May 20-23. Site: Kiawah Island GC (Ocean). Length: 7,838 yards. Par: 72. Field: 156 players...

Momentum for McIlroy, few others going into PGA Championship

May. 13, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

Rory McIlroy knows as well as anyone how quickly fortunes can change in golf. Until winning at his happy hunting ground of Quail Hollow last week, McIlroy had gone 18 months without winning anywhere, the second-longest dry spell of his career. Now he's the betting...

Matsuyama returns at Nelson, 1st event since winning Masters

May. 12, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama has the simple goal of getting his game back in shape at the AT&T Byron Nelson, his first tournament since becoming the first Japanese player to win the Masters. Local favorite Jordan Spieth didn't intend to be away just as...

Thanks to COVID, Spieth gets a longer break than he wanted

May. 11, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth returns to competition after four weeks off following the Masters. That wasn’t the plan. COVID-19 wasn’t part of the plan, either. Spieth revealed Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus the...