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Matsuyama returns at Nelson, 1st event since winning Masters

May. 12, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama has the simple goal of getting his game back in shape at the AT&T Byron Nelson, his first tournament since becoming the first Japanese player to win the Masters. Local favorite Jordan Spieth didn't intend to be away just as...

Thanks to COVID, Spieth gets a longer break than he wanted

May. 11, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth returns to competition after four weeks off following the Masters. That wasn’t the plan. COVID-19 wasn’t part of the plan, either. Spieth revealed Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus the...

Column: It's hard to keep score when paying for popularity

May. 11, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The PGA Tour is giving away $40 million to the leading 10 players who move the needle, a term that's been around for some 60 years because it's a simple way to define popularity. It's part of the “Player Impact Program,” a title that doesn't...

New course in Dallas for last stop before PGA Championship

May. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PGA TOUR AT&T BYRON NELSON Site: McKinney, Texas. Course: TPC Craig Ranch. Yardage: 7,468. Par: 72. Prize money: $8.1 million. Winner's share: $1.458 million. Television:...

Johnson withdraws from Nelson with knee discomfort

May. 10, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson withdrew Monday from the AT&T Byron Nelson because of discomfort in his knee, one week before the second major of the year, the PGA Championship. Johnson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage damage after...

Travelers Championship to welcome back fans, require masks

May. 10, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

Dustin Johnson says it was surreal sinking the final putt to win last year's Travelers Championship with fewer than 40 spectators politely clapping instead of the thousands that usually fill the bowl surrounding the 18th green at TPC River Highlands. The PGA Tour event in...

Alex Cejka wins Regions Tradition playoff over Stricker

May. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a big comeback and an even bigger putt, Alex Cejka ensured he won't have to wait or play his way into events for a while. Cejka won the Regions Tradition on Sunday in only his third PGA Tour Champions start, beating defending champion Steve...

McIlroy ends 18 months without winning at Quail Hollow

May. 09, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy finally won when he least expected it, and it was as sweet as he could have imagined. Only after he hung on for a one-shot victory in the Wells Fargo Championship, his first title in 18 months, did he reveal his neck locked up during...

Higgo wins in Canary Islands to match Woods' record

May. 09, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Garrick Higgo matched Tiger Woods' record to become joint quickest to three tournament wins since 1990 with victory at the Canary Islands Championship on Sunday. The 21-year-old South African had a hole-in-one on his way to a 7-under 64 that...

Mitchell goes bogey-free at Quail and leads McIlroy by 2

May. 09, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Golf hasn't had this much noise, this much energy, since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe it's just a coincidence that Rory McIlroy is right back in the thick of it at the Wells Fargo Championship. He is playing in the final group for the first...