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Justin Thomas holds the trophy after winning the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Thomas holds off Koepka to win WGC in Memphis, reclaim No. 1

Aug. 3, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Thomas wants to make his second stint as No. 1 in the world last longer than the first time around. “I hope so,” Thomas said Sunday after winning the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take the No. 1 spot for the first time since June 2018. “I feel like...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '20: A capsule look at 10 contenders

Aug. 3, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

A capsule look at 10 players in the 102nd PGA Championship, which starts Thursday at the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco (listed in predicted order of finish): JON RAHM Age: 25. Country: Spain. World ranking: 2. Worldwide victories: 10. Majors: None. PGA Championship memory: Posting all four rounds in the 60s...

FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photo, Brooks Koepka reacts after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Koepka goes for a third straight PGA Championship title this week in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Koepka's biggest challenge is history in bid for 3 in a row

Aug. 3, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

Peter Thomson might have been up to his old tricks. He once described the Americans as the “greatest collection of golfers in the world” right before he captained an International team that annihilated the U.S. in the 1998 Presidents Cup. So what to make of his prediction at Carnoustie nine years...

FILE - In this  Jan. 31, 1966, file photo, John Keane, right, general chairman of the Lucky International Golf Tournament, raises the hand of Ken Venturi after presenting him with the winners check of $8,500 at Harding Park in San Francisco, Calif. Helping Ken hold the check is his wife, Connie. The PGA Tour made an annual stop at Harding Park in the 1960s, and it produced a pretty stout roll call of champions. The most popular winner was Venturi, who grew up in San Francisco playing the municipal course. (AP Photo/File)

The biggest names win golf tournaments at Harding Park

Aug. 3, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

A capsule look at golf tournaments held at the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, site of the 102nd PGA Championship that will be played Aug. 6-9: 2015 WGC-CADILLAC MATCH PLAY Rory McIlroy became the first player to win seven matches in five days to capture his second World Golf Championship, which used a new...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '20: A trivia quiz that covers a century

Aug. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

How well do you know the history of the PGA Championship? Try this quiz: 1. Who won the last time the PGA Championship was the first major of the year? a.) Jack Nicklaus b.) Walter Burkemo c.) Don January 2. Who holds the record for largest victory margin in the PGA Championship? a.) Tiger Woods b.) Rory McIlroy...

Richy Werenski rallies to win Barracuda Championship

Aug. 2, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Richy Werenski holed a flop shot from the fairway on the par-4 16th for a five-point eagle and birdied the last for a one-point victory over Troy Merritt on Sunday in the Barracuda Championship. Werenski won for the first time on the PGA Tour, scoring 13 points in the final round on...

Daly, Singh the latest to pull out of PGA Championship

Aug. 2, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Daly and Vijay Singh were the latest players to withdraw from the PGA Championship next week at TPC Harding Park, making 12 players either exempt or offered invitations who have chosen not to play. Daly, the surprise winner in 1991 at Crooked Stick when he began the week as the...

Furyk wins Ally Challenge in his debut on PGA Tour Champions

Aug. 2, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Jim Furyk turned 50 when golf was shut down and made the most of it when the PGA Tour Champions returned, closing with a 4-under 68 to win the Ally Challenge on Sunday when Brett Quigley bogeyed his last two holes. Furyk became the first player since Miguel Angel Jimenez in 2014...

Danielle Kang follows through on her drive on the fourth hole during the third and final round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Danielle Kang wins at Inverness in LPGA return to golf

Aug. 2, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang was away from the LPGA Tour for six months during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not to suggest she was without competition. She lost track of the games she played with her brother, Alex, who has spent two seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour, and boyfriend Maverick McNealy, in...

Troy Merritt takes 4-point lead in Barracuda Championship

Aug. 1, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Troy Merritt made two late birdies Saturday to take a four-point lead into the final round of the Barracuda Championship, a year after he lost the final-round lead in the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring event. Merritt had eight birdies and two bogeys on Tahoe...