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Justin Thomas, of the United States, and Tiger Woods, of the United States, walk off the second tee during the first round of the US Open Golf Championship, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US Open sees red in Round 1. Will Winged Foot strike back?

Sep. 18, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

We knew we were in for a treat when Zach Johnson’s birdie putt at No. 1 blew six feet past the flagstick before it gave into gravity, turned 180 degrees and lazily dunked itself. Because you rarely see shots like that outside of miniature golf courses. But that’s a U.S. Open at Winged Foot for you:...

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...

Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Former champ Zach Johnson disappointed no fans at Masters

Aug. 12, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Zach Johnson had missed the cut in seven of his first 11 majors and needed help from outside the ropes to contend at the 2007 Masters. He found that support on nearly every hole that Sunday 13 years ago from the loud, supportive fans who cheered him on to the first of his two major championships. That won't be...

Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Zach Johnson, normal guy from Iowa, wins Payne Stewart Award

Aug. 12, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

Zach Johnson had quick success after a long road to the PGA Tour. He won as a rookie and reached the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where one of the perks was attending a ceremony to watch Jay Haas accept the Payne Stewart Award. He remembers it being powerful, inspiring, motivating. It brought Johnson to tears 16...

A brief look at the second round of the PGA Championship

Aug. 8, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glance at Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship at Harding Park: LEADING: Li Haotong shot 5-under 65 to take a two-shot lead at 8 under. TRAILING: Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka is two shots back, in a tie for second with Jason Day and four others. ROUND OF...

Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Missed tap-in costs Fowler the weekend at PGA Championship

Aug. 7, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

Rickie Fowler's putt was the length of a pencil. Cameron Tringale could've used an eraser. Fowler's silly mistake — a miss from 6 inches on the sixth green — cost him a weekend starting time at the PGA Championship. Tringale's error — signing an incorrect scorecard — saved him a...

Brooks Koepka watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Day turns up heat in warmer-than-expected Round 1 of PGA

Aug. 7, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

Bad backs, creaky knees, hardly any applause and one guy who even snapped his driver in two — there was still plenty to complain about as golf’s first major of the COVID-19 era finally got underway. But at least the weatherman got off scot-free. Jason Day and Brendon Todd took advantage of a very...

Brooks Koepka watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Jason Day leads PGA as Koepka continues to be a major force

Aug. 6, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — By now, it is becoming all too familiar. The starter stepped to the microphone and kept to the PGA Championship tradition afforded its champions. One player gets the longest introduction. “Now on the tee, the 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007 PGA Champion ... Tiger Woods.” And...

Brendon Todd watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Latest: Brendon Todd claims a share of PGA lead

Aug. 6, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest from the opening round of the PGA Championship in San Francisco: ___ Brendon Todd is back in the PGA Championship for the first time in five years and is tied for the lead. Todd, who recovered from a wicked case of the yips that dropped him out of the top 2,000 players in...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '20: A trivia quiz that covers a century

Aug. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

How well do you know the history of the PGA Championship? Try this quiz: 1. Who won the last time the PGA Championship was the first major of the year? a.) Jack Nicklaus b.) Walter Burkemo c.) Don January 2. Who holds the record for largest victory margin in the PGA Championship? a.) Tiger Woods b.) Rory McIlroy...