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World Golf Championship moving from Mexico to Florida

Jan. 15, 2021 6:20 PM EST

The World Golf Championship is moving from Mexico City to the Gulf Coast of Florida this year, a change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic that has put restrictions on travel and kept away spectators. The PGA Tour sent a memo to players Friday informing them of the relocation for Feb. 25-28. It will be played at The...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Bill Murray tosses his putter into a bunker after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the celebrity challenge event of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Celebrities will not be part of the tournament this year because of the spike in COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Pebble Beach for pros only this year because of COVID spike

Jan. 14, 2021 2:22 PM EST

The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players and the golf course. The spike in COVID-19 cases in California led organizers to cancel the pro-am portion of a tournament with a long history of entertainers, celebrities and CEOs mixing with the pros on one of the most famous and...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, golfers play golf at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The PGA of America voted Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, to not play the 2022 PGA Championship at the club because of the Trump-fueled insurrection at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

PGA Championship leaving Trump National in '22 tournament

Jan. 11, 2021 10:53 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA of America cut ties to President Donald Trump when it voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship event away from his New Jersey golf course next year. The vote comes four days after the Trump-fueled riot at the nation’s Capitol as Congress was certifying the election...

Justin Thomas hits from the 12th fairway during a practice round prior to the Tournament of Champions golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Maui Musings: 5 questions for a new year in golf

Jan. 7, 2021 2:35 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele were discussing the quality of a certain golf shot, not belonging to either one of them, when the conversation turned into the self-deprecating variety. “If you want to know how to hook a 3-wood into the garbage, I can help with...

Tiger Woods, left, lines up a putt with his son Charlie on the 11th green during a practice round of the Father Son Challenge golf tournament, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

From father to son, Tiger Woods looking only for enjoyment

Dec. 18, 2020 3:07 AM EST

Tiger Woods and his 11-year-old son were on the practice range together Thursday at the PNC Championship, and social media was blazing with how good Charlie's swing looked, right down to the club twirl. What got the attention of Justin Thomas was competitive chirping. He recalled a putting contest they had two...

FILE - PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan reacts to a question during a news conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in this Friday, March 13, 2020, file photo. Monahan says tournaments next year are prepared to break even without the return of fans.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

PGA Tour hopeful for return of fans, pushing ahead without

Dec. 17, 2020 1:53 PM EST

Amid hopes for the return of fans on the PGA Tour next year, Commissioner Jay Monahan says tournaments are prepared financially to do without and still break even on operating costs. In a conference call Thursday to look back at a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Monahan said the tour was encouraged that...

Sophia Popov, of Germany watches her drive off the 16th tee during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Major champion Popov overlooked for exemption to LPGA finale

Dec. 15, 2020 12:47 PM EST

Sophia Popov not playing the ANA Inspiration after her Women’s British Open victory was understandable. The ANA Inspiration was postponed until September because of the pandemic and, just like the Masters, decided to leave the field as if it were played the first week in April. More curious is Popov, one...