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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...

Winner Phil Mickelson walks up 18th green during final round play in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Mickelson finished 3 strokes ahead of Canada's Mike Weir.  (Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Mickelson might go where fans are not for Masters tuneup

Oct. 21, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Open will be the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans, and that might be enough to send Phil Mickelson elsewhere in his final tournament before the Masters. Mickelson typically plays the week before the Masters, and he was planning on being at the Houston...

Former Masters champ Scott tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrew from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood on Wednesday, becoming the second high-profile golfer in as many weeks to do so. Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, tested positive last week at...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Dustin Johnson hits from the fourth tee during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Dustin Johnson withdrew from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, because of the coronavirus, the most prominent player since golf resumed in June to test positive. The PGA Tour said in a statement that Johnson notified officials he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and was given another test that came back positive. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Long drive champ Berkshire looking to compete in tournaments

Oct. 20, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Berkshire spent two years playing for the University of North Texas before his golf path switched over to power, and he capped off his remarkable surge by winning the World Long Drive Championship last year. He is a main inspiration for U.S. Open champion Bryson...

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 Woods and the world's best

Oct. 20, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP AT SHERWOOD Site: Thousand Oaks, California. Course: Sherwood CC. Yardage: 7,006. Par: 72. Purse: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Tiger Woods. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau. Last week: Jason...

Houston Open to allow limited number of golf spectators

Oct. 16, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Open will allow limited spectators next month at Memorial Park, the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months on March 13. The tour said 2,000 tickets will go on sale Wednesday through the tournament's website. The...

Tyrrell Hatton tees off at the fifth hole during the first round of the CJ Cup golf tournament at Shadow Creek Golf Course, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in North Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Hatton copes with jet lag to lead CJ Cup at Shadow Creek

Oct. 15, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton felt grumpy from not getting much sleep, and then he felt he was in a dream when he was 5 under through the opening five holes of the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. The reality of Thursday was that even coming off an emotional win at Wentworth and a long trip from...

The road to the Masters is a long way from Augusta National

Oct. 14, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — This is no ordinary road to the Masters. Instead of the tropical warmth of Florida in the spring, it starts in the hot desert air of Nevada in October. Instead of a series of PGA Tour events some 500 miles south of Augusta National with an occasional detour into Texas, this...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Dustin Johnson hits from the fourth tee during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Dustin Johnson withdrew from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, because of the coronavirus, the most prominent player since golf resumed in June to test positive. The PGA Tour said in a statement that Johnson notified officials he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and was given another test that came back positive. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Dustin Johnson out of CJ Cup after positive coronavirus test

Oct. 13, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Dustin Johnson became the most prominent player to test positive for the coronavirus since golf resumed in June, forcing him to withdraw Tuesday from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. The PGA Tour said in a statement that Johnson notified officials he was experiencing COVID-19...

Brooks Koepka to return next week in Las Vegas for CJ Cup

Oct. 7, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brooks Koepka is ready to get back to golf, announcing Wednesday he will play next week in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. Koepka has not played since he missed the cut in the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 14. He withdrew ahead of the FedEx Cup playoffs because of lingering...