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Rory McIlroy hits from the 10th fairway during the second round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kamaiu Johnson goes South at Torrey for a shot at PGA Tour

Oct. 27, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The North Course at Torrey Pines typically is busy with a Saturday pro-am for players who miss the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open. This year, it featured an 18-hole competition for the fledgling Advocates Pro Golf Association. Now the APGA Tour is picking up even more...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Nick Taylor, of Canada, holds up his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The win got him into his first Masters, but Taylor will miss out on the roars without spectators. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Column: First-timers at Masters won't get the real Masters

Oct. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor has never been to the Masters. He already is motivated to get back. Taylor is excited to be playing Augusta National in two weeks, make no mistake about that. The 32-year-old Canadian has only watched on television, often enough to have a good idea what to expect....

FILE - In this April 4, 2007, file photo, cloudy skies appear above the clubhouse at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ESPN's “College GameDay” is in. Augusta National announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, more changes to a Masters tournament that will be unlike any of the previous 83. The most unusual of all is ESPN's popular college football pregame show taking place on a stage that overlooks Ike's Pond and the ninth green of the Par 3 course. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Par 3 Contest out, 'College GameDay' in at different Masters

Oct. 27, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ESPN's “College GameDay” is in. Augusta National announced Tuesday more changes to a Masters tournament that will be unlike any of the previous 83. The most unusual of all is ESPN's popular college football pregame show taking place...

Patrick Cantlay watches his shot from the 18th fairway during the final round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

PGA Tour goes from West Coast to middle of Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

PGA TOUR BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Southampton, Bermuda. Course: Port Royal GC. Yardage: 6,828. Par: 71. Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000. Television: Thursday-Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Brendon Todd. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson...

Patrick Cantlay poses with his trophy after winning the Zozo Championship golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Patrick Cantlay rallies from 4 back to win Zozo Championship

Oct. 25, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay felt his swing was good enough to take on any shot, and then it was a matter of making putts. He did both exceptionally well Sunday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood for a victory he felt was overdue. Cantlay rallied from a four-shot deficit and surged into...

McGowan wins 1st title on European Tour in 11 years

Oct. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — English golfer Ross McGowan holed a bunker shot at No. 16 and rolled in a birdie at the last hole to earn a one-stroke victory at the Italian Open on Sunday, securing his first title on the European Tour in 11 years. McGowan struggled to keep his emotions in check after the final...

Justin Thomas hits from bunker to the second green during the third round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Late birdies let Justin Thomas keep slim lead at Sherwood

Oct. 24, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas wasn't playing poorly. It only felt that way Saturday at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, where being a few shots under par means losing ground. He was 3 under and already had lost the lead he had at the start. The final hour changed everything — his...

Justin Thomas hits from the bunker to the eighth green during the second round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Thomas has a fast start for a 65 and a 1-shot lead at Zozo

Oct. 23, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas went from a fast finish one day to a fast start the next, and it carried him to a 7-under 65 on Friday and a one-shot lead in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. Thomas wasn't particularly thrilled, except for his position, mainly because the final stretch of holes...

Tiger Woods waits on the 10th green during the first round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Munoz in the lead and Woods with his worst score at Sherwood

Oct. 22, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The scorecards of Sebastian Munoz and Tiger Woods were unusual for different reasons Thursday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. That was only good news for one of them. Munoz twice holed out for eagle from a combined distance of 219 yards. He also had eight birdies. Throw...

FILE  - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the Zozo Championship golf tournament at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Woods is the defending champion at a course where he has won five times. The Zozo Championship is the second Asia-based event to move to the United States this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

A return to Sherwood for Tiger, Mickelson but few others

Oct. 21, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sherwood Country Club again is hosting some of the world's best players, some of whom return to memories of clutch shots, free money and a happy time of the year with the holidays right around the corner. Just not very many of them. In another sign of a younger generation on...