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Chan Kim plays a shot on the 11th fairway during practice for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A tough US Open and letting 'Winged Foot be Winged Foot'

Sep. 16, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Waiting for the green to clear ahead, Sergio Garcia looked behind him at the five holes he played Wednesday at Winged Foot and recited a list of clubs that rarely come out of his bag. A 6-iron into the opening par 4. A 5-iron on the next hole. He had just finished the fifth hole,...

Dustin Johnson walks the 12th fairway during practice before the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Another trophy for Dustin Johnson, this one without the cash

Sep. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Another week, another big trophy for Dustin Johnson, this one without any cash. One week after he captured the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize, Johnson was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in the last five years. He also won the Jack Nicklaus Award, which...

Dustin Johnson holds up the FedEx Cup trophy after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 at Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Johnson, Scheffler favorites for tour's top player, rookie

Sep. 8, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the silver trophy as the FedEx Cup champion. Odds are he soon will pick up another trophy, this one a bronze variety in the image of Jack Nicklaus. The vote for PGA Tour player of the year was up in the air going into the Tour Championship, with only one major being played...

Justin Thomas and his instructor are the only ones around to react to his putt on the 18th green during his practice round for the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

FedEx Cup likely to be final judgment on player of the year

Sep. 3, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s not unusual for the PGA Tour postseason, particularly who wins the FedEx Cup, to go a long way toward who gets voted player of the year. That’s particularly true this season with only one major championship in the books. The leading candidates for the Jack Nicklaus Award...

Collin Morikawa is shown on the practice range ahead of the Tour Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. The Tour Championship begins Friday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Column: 11 states, 12 weeks and golf rolls on in a pandemic

Sep. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has saved nearly a dozen ribbons, an unusual set of keepsakes that are as much about caution as celebration. At the end of every tournament he attends — all but one — Monahan clips off the vinyl cloth band on his left wrist that was required for him to be part of...

Jordan Spieth drives on the 11th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Spieth, Fowler among those needing help for big fall events

Aug. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Spieth is only three years removed from winning the British Open and now has to ask for sponsor exemptions. So does Brooks Koepka, who started this year at No. 1 in the world. They were among several top players who failed to reach the top 70 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and...

Tiger Woods waves on the 11th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Tiger Woods now hopeful of having a busy golf schedule

Aug. 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Tiger Woods has been careful to manage his schedule to avoid playing too much as he tends to a lower back that has gone through four surgeries. Now the idea is to play as much as he can. “The plan is to play four out of five,” Woods said Wednesday after playing the back...

Jim Herman holds the championship trophy after winning the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Herman rallies to win Wyndham, qualify for FedEx playoffs

Aug. 16, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jim Herman's got a plan to keep his PGA Tour career thriving — play more rounds with President Donald Trump. Whenever Herman plays golf with the president, soon after he hoists a trophy. It happened in 2016 with his breakthrough victory at the Houston Open, again before he...

Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, drives on the second hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Kim shoots 62 for 2-shot lead after 3 rounds at Wyndham

Aug. 15, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Si Woo Kim thinks he's playing like he did four years ago when he earned his first PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship. That could be a really bad omen for those chasing Kim in Sunday's final round. Kim had a hole-in-one on the way to 62 and a two-shot lead over Doc...

Tom Hoge watches his drive on the ninth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead after two rounds

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel. Hoge, tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, kept in front with a steady 2-under 68 to get to 10-under par. ...