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FILE - Dustin Johnson waves after winning the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., in a Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, file photo. Some volume is returning to the Masters, just maybe not the head-turning roars. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the club intends to allow a limited number of spectators for the Masters on April 8-11, provided it can be done safely, given the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Masters plans for a limited number of spectators in April

Jan. 12, 2021 6:06 PM EST

Some volume is returning to the Masters, just maybe not the head-turning roars. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday the club intends to allow a limited number of spectators for the Masters on April 8-11, provided it can be done safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In other areas, the Masters in April...

Justin Thomas hits from the first tee during the first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The News via AP)

Thomas, English share lead on idyllic start to new year

Jan. 7, 2021 10:59 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Defending champion Justin Thomas began the new year with an 8-under 65, a share of the lead with Harris English and no bogeys on his card, all of which made him happy Thursday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. He owes the clean card to Dustin Johnson's caddie. Austin Johnson,...

Dustin Johnson chips onto the ninth green during a practice round prior to the Tournament of Champions golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Masters behind him, Johnson ready to keep going in new year

Jan. 6, 2021 6:42 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Dustin Johnson will have gone 53 days from tapping in for par to win the Masters by five shots to blasting his tee shot down the hill at Kapalua toward the Pacific horizon. A little rust is inevitable, even with being on Maui for more than a week. Motivation doesn't appear to be an...

After a short winter's nap, PGA Tour starts 2021 in Hawaii

Jan. 5, 2021 9:38 AM EST

PGA TOUR SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Site: Kapalua, Hawaii. Course: Plantation Course at Kapalua. Yardage: 7,596. Par: 73. Prize money: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1.34 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 4-6 p.m. (NBC), 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (NBC),...

FILE - Rickie Fowler hits on the second fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., in this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo. When the year ended, Fowler was among those who had not secured a spot in the 2021 Masters. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Masters field at 84 players heading into the final 3 months

Dec. 29, 2020 7:24 PM EST

C.T. Pan set a Masters record of sorts by having to wait 571 days from the time he qualified by winning the RBC Heritage until hitting his opening tee shot at Augusta National. In that respect, Daniel Berger doesn’t have it so bad. He has to wait only about 10 months. Berger became a talking point for a...

FILE - Masters golf champion Dustin Johnson shows off his green jacket after his victory in Augusta, Ga., in this Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, file photo. Johnson was sure to send Phil Mickelson a text about his whereabouts next year the night of the champions dinner. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Column: Tales from the tour in a pandemic-shortened year

Dec. 29, 2020 10:11 AM EST

Justin Thomas and Viktor Hovland ended the first and last tournaments with birdies. Along the way, the PGA Tour staged 37 events that allowed 91 players to earn $1 million or more. It only sounds like it was a normal year. Far from it. There was no golf for three months. There were no roars for the last nine...

FILE - Dustin Johnson tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., in this Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, file photo. The Masters was among seven majors for men and women this year, none selling tickets to the public. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Column: A major success getting in 7 major championships

Dec. 15, 2020 3:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Already the latest a major championship had ever been played, it was only fitting the U.S. Women's Open had to go an additional day because of rain. Equally appropriate for the conclusion of this surreal season was the winner, A Lim Kim, wearing a mask while she played. “I'm OK to get...

Justin Thomas of the U.S. walks on the 5th Hole during the final round of the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Robert Fedez)

Limited fans, limited views to start new year on PGA Tour

Dec. 8, 2020 3:33 PM EST

The PGA Tour plans to start the new year with spectators. There just won't be very many. And the views, while as gorgeous at Kapalua as anywhere, will be limited. That doesn't set the tone for the rest of the West Coast swing, where three tournaments already have announced there will not be spectators, two of...

Viktor Hovland of Norway plays on the 1st Hole during the final round of the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Robert Fedez)

Hovland birdies the last hole to win Mayakoba Classic

Dec. 6, 2020 6:16 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Viktor Hovland says his nerves are a jangled mess when he gets into contention. It sure didn't look that way at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, where he captured another PGA Tour title with another big putt at the end. Hovland saved par with a splendid 40-yard save from a waste...

Grillo shoot 63 to build 4-shot lead at Mayakoba Classic

Dec. 4, 2020 8:37 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Emiliano Grillo made birdie on half of the holes Friday on his way to an 8-under 63 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The second round was delayed by one hour by heavy rain in the morning, and it was not completed before it...