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FILE - In this June 2, 2019, file photo, Jeongeun Lee6, of South Korea, chips to the 16th green during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, in Charleston, S.C. Without qualifying this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the USGA released exemption categories for this year’s Women’s Open on Dec. 10-13 in Houston.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

USGA leans on world ranking, money lists for Women's Open

Jul. 1, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

The USGA is leaning more on the world ranking for pros and amateurs, along with current money lists on American tours, to create a U.S. Women's Open field that will not have qualifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exemption categories announced Wednesday were designed to reflect a typical U.S. Women's...

Salvador Hernandez, a groom at Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Wash., wears a mask as he watches a race Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on the first day of thoroughbred horse racing at the track since all professional sports in Washington state were curtailed in March by the outbreak of the coronavirus. No spectators were allowed, but online wagering was available and the races were streamed. Organizers hope to continue racing into October on a modified schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Another PGA Tour player tests positive for virus

Jun. 30, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Chad Campbell is the sixth player to test positive for the coronavirus as the PGA Tour enters its fourth week of the restart. Campbell played the first event back at Colonial near his home in Texas. He didn’t play the...

The field finally weakens as PGA Tour goes to 4th week back

Jun. 30, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC Site: Detroit. Course: Detroit GC. Yardage: 7,340. Par: 72. Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share: $1.35 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: Nate Lashley. FedEx Cup leader: Webb...

FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

Jun. 29, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and let to a...

Bud Cauley tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Morehouse cancels football, cross country

Jun. 26, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Morehouse College canceled its football and cross country seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. President David A. Thomas said scholarships would be honored. The Historically Black College in Atlanta competes at the NCAA...

Brooks Koepka hits from the 11th 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)

Paul Casey tuned in for more than golf in PGA Tour's return

Jun. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

Paul Casey was among three players from the top 25 in the world yet to play since the PGA Tour resumed competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He and Patrick Cantlay are playing the Travelers Championship, leaving Adam Scott as the only one still not back. Casey watched plenty on TV, and he was watching more than...

PGA Tour heads north to Connecticut, Korn Ferry to Utah

Jun. 23, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

PGA TOUR TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Cromwell, Conn. Course: TPC River Highlands. Yardage: 6,841. Par: 70. Purse: $7.4 million. Winner's share: $1,332,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: Chez Reavie. FedEx Cup...

Ryu wins Korea Women's Open in her return to competition

Jun. 21, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu closed with an even-par 72 to win the Korea Women's Open on Sunday in her first tournament in four months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryu won for the first time since the Japan Women's Open in 2018, and it was her first victory on the...

FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Once a child prodigy who competed against the men, Michelle Wie West is now a mother. The 30-year-old Wie and Golden State Warriors executive Johnnie West announced the birth of their daughter on Instagram on Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Michelle Wie West gives birth to a daughter

Jun. 21, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

Michelle Wie West now has a little one of her own. The former U.S. Women's Open champion announced on Instagram that she and her husband, Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West, are parents of a daughter born Friday. “Kenna baby, I have waited my entire life to meet you,” Wie wrote on...

FILE - In this June 18, 2000, file photo, Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole on his way to winning the 100th U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. Golf Channel is airing a one-hour special on May 24 of Woods winning all four majors in a span of 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

With majors later, Woods should be in no hurry to return

Jun. 16, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — When it comes to Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour, it’s all about the calendar. Nothing raised hopes that he would be at Hilton Head like a website tracking yachts that showed his Privacy on its way to Sea Island off the Georgia coast, about 80 miles south of the...