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FILE - In this Friday, May 1, 2015 file photo, Jordan Spieth hits from the first tee of TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Lee Westwood of England at the Match Play Championship in San Francisco.The PGA Championship starts Aug. 6 at Harding Park, delayed three months by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Golf finally has major championship; LPGA Tour stays in Ohio

Aug. 4, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

PGA OF AMERICA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: San Francisco. Course: TPC Harding Park. Yardage: 7,251. Par: 70. Purse: $11 million. Winner's share: $1.98 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT (ESPN); Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ESPN), 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. (ESPN), 3 p.m. to...

Danielle Kang follows through on her drive on the fourth hole during the third and final round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Danielle Kang wins at Inverness in LPGA return to golf

Aug. 2, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang was away from the LPGA Tour for six months during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not to suggest she was without competition. She lost track of the games she played with her brother, Alex, who has spent two seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour, and boyfriend Maverick McNealy, in...

Troy Merritt takes 4-point lead in Barracuda Championship

Aug. 1, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Troy Merritt made two late birdies Saturday to take a four-point lead into the final round of the Barracuda Championship, a year after he lost the final-round lead in the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring event. Merritt had eight birdies and two bogeys on Tahoe...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO DANIELLE, N0T DANNIELLE  - Danielle Kang  watches her drive on the tenth hole during the second round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Kang survives wild back nine to share lead at Inverness

Aug. 1, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang returned from a 45-minute rain delay with two straight birdies. By the end of the round Saturday, she was happy to have a share of the lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. Kang followed her back-to-back birdies with three straight bogeys, another birdie and finally a...

Danielle Kang hits her tee-shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio, Friday, July 31, 2020. Kang finished in the early lead at six-under par. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

LPGA returns with Kang posting 66 at Inverness for the lead

Jul. 31, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang went more than six months without competing and looked as though she had never been away, playing bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. The LPGA Tour’s much-awaited return from the COVID-19 pandemic...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Bears place DT John Jenkins on COVID-19 list

Jul. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Chicago Bears placed defensive tackle John Jenkins on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, meaning he tested positive for the coronavirus or is being quarantined after coming in close contact with someone infected. Jenkins...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

Nick Watney smiles after a birdie during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)

PGA Tour modifies guidelines for positive coronavirus tests

Jul. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The PGA Tour enters its eighth week of its return to golf with another modification to its guidelines for positive coronavirus tests and a gradual broadening of who gets to attend tournaments. The updates on the test protocols means the end of grouping players who have recovered from the coronavirus — or...

American golf up to full speed across 4 biggest tours

Jul. 28, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS-FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL Site: Memphis, Tenn. Course: TPC Southwind. Yardage: 7,238. Par: 70. Purse: $10.5 million. Winner's share: $1,787,560. Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m....

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus sit spaced apart as they watch the film

Asia Today: South Korea to let fans watch sports live again

Jul. 24, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday as health authorities outlined a phased process to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Tae-ho also said at a virus briefing on...