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Collin Morikawa holds his trophy after winning the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Morikawa clutch in finish and playoff to win Workday Open

Jul. 12, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa figured his tournament was over if he didn’t make a 5-foot par putt on the 15th hole at Muirfield Village. He couldn’t have imagined all the fun was just starting. Still three shots behind Justin Thomas with three holes to play, Morikawa made only one...

Justin Thomas reacts to missing his birdie putt on the 18th green during the third round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Thomas keeps clean card for 2-shot lead at Muirfield Village

Jul. 11, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas never looked to be in a hurry. Not when he stepped to the first tee Friday trailing by 13 shots. Not when he was simply trying to keep up with Collin Morikawa on Saturday in the Workday Charity Open. And after turning a three-shot deficit into a two-shot lead with another...

Coilin Morikawa hits on the 13th hole during the second round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Morikawa builds big lead at Muirfield Village before storms

Jul. 10, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Among the lessons Collin Morikawa took away from missing his first cut as a pro was that his reliable cut shot had left him. He found at it Muirfield Village, and it sent him to a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Workday Charity Open. Morikawa ran off four straight birdies...

FILE - This Wednesday, May 22, 2013, file photo shows the clubhouse and 18th fairway at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players who will be in Dublin, Ohio, the next two weeks. For the first time in 63 years, two PGA Tour events are being held on the same golf course in consecutive weeks.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

How to make 1 golf course look like 2 different tournaments

Jul. 8, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

Muirfield Village will look the same to those watching at home, minus the grandstands and thousands of spectators spread across the course Jack Nicklaus built. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players who will be in Dublin, Ohio, the next two weeks. For the first time in 63...

Bryson DeChambeau holds the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament trophy Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. DeChambeau won the tournament by three strokes for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Column: The measure of DeChambeau is if anyone copies him

Jul. 7, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

He reduced the golf course to a pitch-and-putt with power that got everyone's attention. That was John Daly at Crooked Stick in 1991 when he followed his caddie's instructions — “Kill it!” — on his way to winning the PGA Championship. It was Tiger Woods at Augusta National in 1997,...

Brooks Koepka watches his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Koepka among those who have to catch up in FedEx Cup

Jul. 7, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

The question was perplexing to Brooks Koepka, perhaps because it was missing specific context or because it takes a lot to make him worry. He was asked going into the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head if he felt any sense of urgency. “Urgency for what?” he replied. Koepka missed three months after a knee...

A new tournament starts a big Ohio swing for golf

Jul. 7, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

PGA TOUR WORKDAY CHARITY OPEN Site: Dublin, Ohio. Course: Muirfield Village GC. Yardage: 7,456. Par: 72. Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1.11 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: New tournament. FedEx Cup...

FILE - In this June 3, 2012, file photo, Jack Nicklaus, left, talks with Tiger Woods after Woods won the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The PGA Tour has a deal that would bring a one-time event to Muirfield Village a week before the Memorial, giving it tournaments in consecutive weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

PGA Tour, Memorial scrap plans to have limited spectators

Jul. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Memorial, hosted by Jack Nicklaus at his Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, was in line to be the first tournament with...

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland, hits from the 16th tee, during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

5 players withdraw, 1 tests positive, nerves frayed on virus

Jun. 24, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson were among five players who withdrew from the Travelers Championship, four of them out of a chain-reaction abundance of caution over the coronavirus that put the PGA Tour on notice. “The snowball is getting a little bit bigger,” Graeme McDowell told The Associated...

FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, Zach Johnson walks off the 18th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. The tournament director for this week's Travelers Championship thought about encircling the 18th green at TPC River Highlands with giant video boards that could be filled with images of fans watching the golf and cheering from home. Thursday's, June 25, 2020, tournament will be held without fans, but is still expected to raise significant funds for charity. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

Top field, no fans for this year's Travelers Championship

Jun. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — The tournament director for this week's Travelers Championship had an idea. How about filling the natural amphitheater around the 18th green at TPC River Highlands with giant video boards showing fans watching the event and cheering from home. “We started there. We wanted a...