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FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, John Bodenhamer, the USGA senior managing director of championship, answers questions during a press conference in San Martin, Calif. The COVID-19 pandemic, which already has postponed the U.S. Open from June to September, has forced the USGA to do away with qualifying for the first time since 1924. “As you can imagine, this was an incredibly difficult decision, as qualifying is a cornerstone of USGA championships,” said Bodenhamer. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

US Open no longer 'open,' eliminates qualifying for major

May. 18, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

The U.S. Open might feel more like a closed shop this year. The COVID-19 pandemic, which already has postponed the U.S. Open at Winged Foot from June to September, has forced the USGA to do away with qualifying for the first time since 1924. Open qualifying is the hallmark of golf's second-oldest championship....

FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The LPGA Tour is pushing back the restart of its season at least another month. The target now is a tournament in Michigan on July 15-18, and that depends on whether it's safe to return. Even three months away, LPGA commissioner Whan took note that next on the LPGA schedule were events in Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey, and said there would need to be improvement in the coronavirus situation for those tournaments to be played. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

LPGA pushes back schedule to mid-July in hopes of safe start

Apr. 29, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

The LPGA Tour bought itself an extra month to make sure it's safe to resume playing, releasing a new schedule that could end with two of its biggest events and finish five days before Christmas. The LPGA hopes to restart on July 15-18 at a team event in Michigan and play every week except for the week of the...

FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo, Max Homa poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Homa will have to wait two years to defend his title at Quail Hollow because the tournament moves to Bethesda, Md., next year. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)

Homa missing out on Masters and return to Quail Hollow

Apr. 28, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

Missing the Masters was hard enough for Max Homa, who was a month away from making his debut at Augusta National. What really stung was missing the tournament that made him eligible for the Masters. Homa won his first PGA Tour event a year ago this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, starting the back nine with...

FILE - In this June 14, 1965, file photo, Susie Maxwell holds the silver trophy after winning the 36th annual Women's Western golf tournament in Chicago. Susie Maxwell Berning, one of six women to capture the U.S. Women's Open at least three times, was been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Larry Stoddard, File)

Maxwell Berning, winner of 3 US Opens, gets in Hall of Fame

Apr. 22, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

Her horse got loose and Susie Maxwell Berning chased after it down the fairways and across the greens at Lincoln Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City, until she finally caught up to the colt and angry course officials caught up to her. So began a relationship with golf, the start of a most peculiar path that led...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Jin Young Ko of South Korea watches her tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament at the Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. The plan was to return for the Asia swing in mid-February and work her way into the season. She's still waiting. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

US Women's Open in Houston postponed until December

Apr. 3, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

The U.S. Women’s Open in Houston is now scheduled for two weeks before Christmas. The LPGA Tour pushed back the resumption of its schedule until the middle of June and found slots for three tournaments that have been postponed. Commissioner Mike Whan keeps looking at the calendar at a dwindling number of...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Jin Young Ko of South Korea watches her tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament at the Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. The plan was to return for the Asia swing in mid-February and work her way into the season. She's still waiting. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

South Korea's top 2 LPGA Tour players on longest break ever

Mar. 31, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

Jin Young Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average....