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Webb Simpson hits from the fairway on the eighth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Varner III grabs Wyndham lead with career low-tying 62

Aug. 13, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Harold Varner III tied his career low round with an 8-under 62 to grab the early lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday. Varner was three shots in front of Wesley Bryan and Brian Harman among the early starters at the Sedgefield Country Club. Varner had eight birdies,...

The Latest: WCC postpones conference fall competition

Aug. 13, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The West Coast Conference has postponed all conference fall competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference announced the decision on Thursday, saying the “welfare” of the student-athletes was the...

French golfers withdrawn from Celtic Classic as precaution

Aug. 13, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — French golfers Alex Levy and Romain Wattel were withdrawn from the Celtic Classic on the opening day of the tournament as a precaution according to the European Tour's coronavirus regulations. Levy came into contact last weekend with a friend in France who has since tested positive...

Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advances in US Amateur

Aug. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday, beating China's Aaron Du 6 and 4 at breezy Bandon Dunes. Furr, the 22-year-old rising Alabama senior from Jackson, Mississippi, will face Vanderbilt's Harrison Ott. “The...

Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Former champ Zach Johnson disappointed no fans at Masters

Aug. 12, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Zach Johnson had missed the cut in seven of his first 11 majors and needed help from outside the ropes to contend at the 2007 Masters. He found that support on nearly every hole that Sunday 13 years ago from the loud, supportive fans who cheered him on to the first of his two major championships. That won't be...

FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, fans walk along the first hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The Masters, the major known as much for the roars of the crowd as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, there will be no spectators.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

No roars at Augusta as Masters to be played without fans

Aug. 12, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

The Masters, known as much for the roars as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators. That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans, and the silence figures to be most deafening at Augusta National when the...

Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Zach Johnson, normal guy from Iowa, wins Payne Stewart Award

Aug. 12, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

Zach Johnson had quick success after a long road to the PGA Tour. He won as a rookie and reached the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where one of the perks was attending a ceremony to watch Jay Haas accept the Payne Stewart Award. He remembers it being powerful, inspiring, motivating. It brought Johnson to tears 16...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo Massachusetts players enter the field for an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, in Amherst, Mass. Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest level, to cancel its fall season.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

The Latest: United Soccer League has 9 positive COVID tests

Aug. 11, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League says 1,293 tests were given to players and club staff from the 35 championship clubs, with nine individuals testing positive from two clubs. The USL also confirmed Tuesday that 458 tests were...

Collin Morikawa watches his tee shot on the 16th 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)

Column: Morikawa part of generation that is ready to win big

Aug. 11, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four blue dots painted on the edge of the 16th tee at Harding Park on the day after the PGA Championship were all that marked the spot where Collin Morikawa hit a drive that will be talked about for years. Four dots for the fourth round. The markers were set forward Sunday to make the...

Justin Thomas hits from the bunker on the 16th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Thomas assured $2 million bonus as tour heads to postseason

Aug. 11, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Justin Thomas shot only one round in the 60s at Harding Park, tied for 37th and lost the No. 1 ranking that he had held all of one week. The week wasn’t a total loss. Thomas has played so well this year with a PGA Tour-best three victories that he is assured of being the No. 1...