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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Golf Notes: Does Olympic postponement help or hurt Tiger?

Mar. 24, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

Unlike other sports where athletes had already qualified, golf was not thrown into any significant chaos when the Olympics were postponed until 2021 because of the new coronavirus. Eligibility for each country is determined by the world ranking about a month before the start of competition. The ranking was frozen...

- FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file image, F1 driver Max Verstappen of The Netherlands drives his car through one of the two banked corners during a test and official presentation of the renovated F1 track in the beachside resort of Zandvoort, western Netherlands. The iconic Monaco Grand Prix was added Thursday to a growing list of Formula One races to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The first seven races of the Formula One season have now been postponed, with Netherlands and Spain joining Monaco as the latest to be called off. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Race drivers use games to stay sharp as virus shuts tracks

Mar. 21, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Le Mans winner Neel Jani won't feel his tires grip the road in a competitive environment for quite some time with the Formula E season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn't mean he can't find a race worth his time. To do that, he's been taking his auto...

FILE - In this April 4, 2011, file photo, golf fans watch practice on the par three 16th hole during a practice round for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File)

How rumors can spike hotel prices in Augusta for the Masters

Mar. 17, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Masters was postponed, and it didn't take long for speculation to begin on when it would be played. Augusta National closes in mid-May for the summer. The grass effectively turns brown before it gets back into shape for the reopening for its members in October. May...

Jeff Conrad, 56, hits his ball as his wife Karen, 54, looks on while they play the 18th hole of the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Golf Resort, Monday, March 16, 2020 in Palm Harbor, Fla. With the Valspar Tournament shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, golfers had the unique opportunity to play on a tour-ready golf course. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Uncertainty with majors as much about who plays as when

Mar. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

The new slogan the U.S. Open introduced just 17 days ago is an indication of how complicated it will be for golf to resume, assuming it ever does this year. It's not a matter of when the majors are played. It becomes a question of who plays. The branding campaign called "From Many, One,” touches on the...

Brooks Koepka hits to the 16th green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Brooks Koepka says he won't be joining Premier Golf League

Mar. 15, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

Brooks Koepka said Sunday he has no interest in the Premier Golf League, another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept that now is missing some of golf's biggest young stars. “I am out of the PGL. I'm going with the PGA Tour,” Koepka told The Associated Press. “I...

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, follows his shot from the 13th tee, during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

No fans, now no players: PGA Tour shuts down for a month

Mar. 12, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship went from having no fans to having no players. In a surprise announcement Thursday night, the PGA Tour canceled the rest of The Players Championship and decided to shut down its other tournaments for the next three weeks. Only 10 hours earlier, as the...

Rory McIlroy putts on the ninth green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Players Championship doesn't always favor the best in golf

Mar. 11, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy didn't break par until his fourth appearance at The Players Championship. Dustin Johnson waited until his sixth appearance at the TPC Sawgrass before he could post a round in the 60s. Brooks Koepka has yet to finish in the top 10 after five tries around this...

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Monahan says PGA Tour expects to be in Austin for Match Play

Mar. 10, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The next World Golf Championship starts in two weeks in Austin, Texas, and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan “fully expects” the Dell Match Play to go on as scheduled. “We're all in and making certain that we're able to operate that event,” he said...

Tyrrell Hatton, of England, celebrates after sinking a putt for birdie on the 18th green to take the lead during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Hatton has 2-shot lead on hardest day at Bay Hill since '83

Mar. 7, 2020 7:46 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The calendar and palm trees suggested the Florida swing in March. The severity of the test Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational — wind, cool air, thick rough, brick-hard greens, a few tucked pins — made it feel more like the U.S. Open in June. No one broke 70. Only...

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Every delivers again at Bay Hill, leads McIlroy by 1 shot

Mar. 5, 2020 7:22 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The leading two players at Bay Hill are no surprise, even if they have next to nothing in common. Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world who hasn't finished out of the top 10 in any tournament since September, shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday morning in the Arnold Palmer...