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Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, watches his tee shot from 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)

Mackenzie Hughes shoots 60 for 3-shot lead at Travelers

Jun. 25, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes shot a career-low 60 Thursday to take the first-round at the Travelers Championship as the PGA Tour tried to switch its focus back to golf amid growing concerns about the coronavirus. Hughes, a 29-year-old Canadian, had a chance to shoot the 12th sub-60 round in PGA...

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,...

With no spectators in attendance, Daniel Berger is presented with the championship trophy in front of a small group of media after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament after a playoff round at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

PGA Championship staying at Harding Park, but without fans

Jun. 15, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The silence that greeted the return of the PGA Tour at Colonial will be a familiar sound for the first major of the year. The PGA of America has submitted plans to hold the PGA Championship at Harding Park without spectators, and the San Francisco Chronicle reports public health...

Daniel Berger poses with the championship trophy after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament after a playoff round at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Berger a winner at Colonial, and PGA Tour feels like it, too

Jun. 15, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour spent two months learning about the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to develop a safe plan to return, followed by another month hoping for the best. Commissioner Jay Monahan said his confidence in the plan came with a dose of uncertainty. “If we ... got into a...

Daniel Berger poses with the championship trophy after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament after a playoff round at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A safe return for golf as Berger wins Colonial in a playoff

Jun. 14, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Daniel Berger dreamed of moments like this, a putt on the final hole with everything riding on it, and he pulled it off to perfection Sunday at Colonial. What he never imagined is how quiet it would be. No cheers when his 10-foot birdie on the final hole gave him a share of the...

Xander Schauffele chips to the 16th green during the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Schauffele leads Colonial over host of stars in tour return

Jun. 13, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour went three months without playing. It took three days to show fans what they were missing, even if all they could do was watch on TV. Eight players had at least a share of the lead at some point Saturday in the Charles Schwab Challenge. When the third round at Colonial...

From right, Zac Blair, Harold Varner III and caddie Rick Wynn observe a moment of silence to pay their respects to the memory of George Floyd on the 16th hole during the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Varner takes early 1-shot lead over Spieth at Colonial

Jun. 12, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Harold Varner III took his place in history in the PGA Tour's technology era, all because of a triple bogey. Jordan Spieth had his lowest 36-hole score in four years. Rory McIlroy shot 63 with a bogey on his last hole. The strongest field of the year in golf's return to competition...

Rory McIlroy, right, smiles during practice for the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The Challenge is the first PGA tour event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Column: Only thing normal about golf's return is the score

Jun. 9, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were together on the first tee Tuesday morning, just like they were three weeks ago at Seminole for a charity match that was the first live golf on television in 66 days. This was different. They were not wearing microphones and their caddies were at...