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Tiger Woods putts on the 18th green during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Column: Players shouldn't get too comfortable with no fans

Jul. 21, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods made his 19th trip to Muirfield Village as a pro and it was unlike anything he remembered. “I hadn't taken these lines,” he said. That typically refers to shots off the tee. He was talking about the direction he was walking. There was no need to go from the...

Carl Pettersson putts on the 18th green during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Pettersson out of semi-retirement and into money at Memorial

Jul. 21, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Muirfield Village was the toughest test Carl Pettersson has seen in nearly two years, so he was more than satisfied by closing with a 2-under 70. Keep in mind, it was the only PGA Tour test he’s faced in nearly two years. “Pretty good for a retired guy,” Pettersson...

Jon Rahm, of Spain, celebrates after the 18th hole to win the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Rahm's wild day ends with Memorial win and No. 1 ranking

Jul. 19, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The drama was more than Jon Rahm wanted. The result was what he always imagined. Rahm became the No. 1 player in the world Sunday with a victory in the Memorial in which he watched an eight-shot lead at the turn shrink to three shots with three holes to play, and then hit what he called...

Jon Rahm, of Spain, watches his chip to the 18th green during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament, Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Rahm builds 4-shot lead at Memorial in his quest to be No. 1

Jul. 18, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jon Rahm showed Saturday in the Memorial why he's one of the most explosive players in golf. With his clubs. A back nine that capped off what he considers one of the best rounds of his careers gave Rahm a 4-under 68, turned a four-shot deficit into a four-shot lead and put the...

Tony Finau hits from the second tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Finau, Palmer share lead at Memorial as Tiger hangs on

Jul. 17, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tony Finau figured he was on the right track when he shot 59 at Victory Ranch last week in Utah. That kind of score isn't happening at Muirfield Village, where the greens are getting firmer by the hour. Finau still took enough confidence from playing with his kids at home during a week...

Tiger Woods watches his shot from the fifth tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Big finish for Woods gets him to the weekend at Memorial

Jul. 17, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Five months without competition, and Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial. None was bigger than a 7-foot par putt on his final hole. It kept him from going home. Woods missed a pair of 3-foot putts early that shut down any momentum, twice missed...

Tiger Woods hits from the fifth fairway during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Finau leads Memorial at 65 as Woods has quiet return to golf

Jul. 16, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in five months Thursday and saw Muirfield Village like never before. It was practically empty. Woods opened with a 10-foot birdie and there was silence. He finished with a 15-foot birdie for a 1-under 71, leaving him five shots...

Webb Simpson chips onto the first green during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

4-way tie for lead at Heritage as another wild finish looms

Jun. 20, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The PGA Tour's return to competition has brought together the strongest fields of the year on courses that have not been overly punishing, and the result is the same. It's another free-for-all at the RBC Heritage. Webb Simpson practically had to apologize for a 3-under 68,...

Webb Simpson lines up his putt on the first green, during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Friday, June 19, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Simpson leading Heritage, Watney leaving after positive test

Jun. 19, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were trading birdies with vastly different games. Rory McIlroy ran off enough birdies to make the cut. And the biggest move of the day at the RBC Heritage belonged to a player who made it to the course, but not the tee. Nick Watney became a...

Jordan Spieth putts on the 10th green during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Birdies galore at Hilton Head, and Spieth needed them badly

Jun. 18, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

The RBC Heritage began two month later than usual with a little rain, a little sunshine and a lot of birdies, most of them from Jordan Spieth to turn a rough start into a furious finish. Ian Poulter holed a 30-foot birdie putt and followed with a 5-iron to 4 feet for a birdie that closed out his round of 7-under...