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Xander Schauffele chips to the 16th green during the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Schauffele leads Colonial over host of stars in tour return

Jun. 13, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour went three months without playing. It took three days to show fans what they were missing, even if all they could do was watch on TV. Eight players had at least a share of the lead at some point Saturday in the Charles Schwab Challenge. When the third round at Colonial...

From right, Zac Blair, Harold Varner III and caddie Rick Wynn observe a moment of silence to pay their respects to the memory of George Floyd on the 16th hole during the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Varner takes early 1-shot lead over Spieth at Colonial

Jun. 12, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Harold Varner III took his place in history in the PGA Tour's technology era, all because of a triple bogey. Jordan Spieth had his lowest 36-hole score in four years. Rory McIlroy shot 63 with a bogey on his last hole. The strongest field of the year in golf's return to competition...

Phil Mickelson, right, Kevin Na, center, and their caddie observe a moment of silence on the 13th tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Players at the 8:46 a.m. tee time paused to pay their respects to the memory of George Floyd for a moment of silence, prayer and reflection. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tour recognizes racial injustice with moment of silence

Jun. 11, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial already was quiet with no spectators around for the return of the PGA Tour on Thursday. And then at 8:46 a.m., it came to a standstill. Commissioner Jay Monahan stood on the first tee for the 8:46 a.m. starting time that was listed on the tee sheet without any player...

Jordan Spieth hits out of the sand on the eighth hole during practice for the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The Challenge is the first PGA tour event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

A microphone for Fowler, but it's not for everyone on tour

Jun. 9, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — CBS Sports says it was more aggressive in trying to get players to wear microphones on the PGA Tour, and it appears to have at least one volunteer for the Charles Schwab Challenge. Justin Thomas is opposed to the idea. Jordan Spieth wants to see how it goes before deciding, though...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, PGA Tour Commission Jay Monahan is shown during a news conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Monahan decided against a public statement on the civil unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, instead sending a letter to players. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

PGA Tour to hold minute of silence at 8:46 to honor Floyd

Jun. 9, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour is leaving the 8:46 a.m. tee time vacant this week at Colonial as part of a tribute to George Floyd and to support efforts to end racial and social injustice. In a memo to players Tuesday, Commissioner Jay Monahan said there would be a moment of silence in each of the...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, PGA Tour Commission Jay Monahan is shown during a news conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Monahan decided against a public statement on the civil unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, instead sending a letter to players. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Golf makes a conservative return with an eye on the long run

Jun. 5, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan went from wondering if any golf would be played this year to a schedule that resumes next week with a calendar filled through Thanksgiving. What hasn't changed is his belief that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over just because golf is back. “I don't think it's...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Woods responded to the protests and some of the violence around the country by saying points can be made without destroying property. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Column: A quiet, measured response from golf on civil unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

Golf has never been known to move quickly. Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years. “I’ve received more messages than ever before, mostly from people who...