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Colonial attracts top 5 in the world in return to PGA Tour

Jun. 5, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour returns after three months, and some of its biggest stars are ready to play. The 148-man field for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial features the top five in the world — Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. The biggest...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, John Augenstein of the USA team drives off the second tee during the Walker Cup golf tournament against Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Augenstein is returning to Vanderbilt for a fifth season of eligibility because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Tour creates pathway for NCAA players who go stay 4 years

Jun. 2, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

The PGA Tour now has a dedicated path for student-athletes from the NCAA, with an emphasis on students. The tour’s policy board in March approved the plan rolled out this week. It’s called PGA Tour University, and it’s designed for the top NCAA Division I players to have access to either the...

Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

May. 25, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act to follow. In the second and final charity...

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, Padraig Harrington tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the Father Son Challenge golf tournament in Orlando, USA. European captain Padraig Harrington said Friday May 15, 2020, that golf might have to “take one for sport” and stage the Ryder Cup without fans at Whistling Straits in September, accepting that it will be “diminished” because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, FILE)

AP Interview: Harrington torn over 'diminished' Ryder Cup

May. 15, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

Padraig Harrington was planning to bring a 150-strong traveling party with him to the Ryder Cup, giving the people closest to the European captain something of an inside experience of one of the great events in golf. “I’m now down to four, something like that,” Harrington said, rather...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, Justin Thomas poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Justin Thomas can put down the driver and grab a controller: The former PGA Championship winner made the cover of the

PGA Championship returns to Charlotte's Quail Hollow in 2025

May. 14, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Championship will return to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 2025, the PGA of America announced Thursday. The exact dates of the tournament were not released. Quail Hollow hosted the PGA Championship in 2017, when a 24-year-old Justin Thomas...

FILE - In this June 18, 2000, file photo, Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole on his way to winning the 100th U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. Golf Channel is airing a one-hour special on May 24 of Woods winning all four majors in a span of 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

TV special on 'Tiger Slam' to air after Woods' charity match

May. 12, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit called “Tiger Slam.” But it wasn't going to wait until November. The timing turned out to be even better. The one-hour special, which chronicles Woods winning all four...

FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will as they cross the finish line to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been this week if not for the  coronavirus pandemic. There is still no new date for the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

What Would Have Been: Another PGA major, Triple Crown race

May. 11, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

While NASCAR will resume its season with live racing and the world's No. 1-ranked golfer is part of a televised charity skins match, the sports calendar still remains mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that had been scheduled...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Harris English hits out of a bunker onto the 14th green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Before the PGA Tour season was halted by the coronavirus, English worked his way up to No. 24 in the FedEx Cup. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Column: Strong play won't go unrewarded for Harris English

May. 5, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

The sure solution to just about any problem in golf always is to play better. Harris English wondered if that would be enough. If going six years without a win wasn't difficult enough, English failed to keep his full card after seven seasons on the PGA Tour. He had conditional status at No. 149 in the FedEx Cup...

FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo, Max Homa poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Homa will have to wait two years to defend his title at Quail Hollow because the tournament moves to Bethesda, Md., next year. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)

Homa missing out on Masters and return to Quail Hollow

Apr. 28, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

Missing the Masters was hard enough for Max Homa, who was a month away from making his debut at Augusta National. What really stung was missing the tournament that made him eligible for the Masters. Homa won his first PGA Tour event a year ago this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, starting the back nine with...