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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010, file photo, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem gestures at a news conference on the Pro-Am day of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Finchem, who expanded the PGA Tour’s footprint around the world and negotiated TV contracts that more than tripled prize money during his two decades as commissioner, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Finchem to join Woods next year in World Golf Hall of Fame

Apr. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

Tim Finchem, who expanded the PGA Tour’s footprint around the world and negotiated TV contracts that more than tripled prize money during his two decades as commissioner, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Finchem was elected through the contributor category and will become the 10th...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2010, file photo, Deutsche Bank Americas CEO Seth Waugh, left, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Dennis McCarthy, center, and PGA Tour Pro Steve Stricker, right, visit the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange after they rang the opening bell. Waugh, now CEO of the PGA of America, says it's possible to play the PGA Championship at Harding Park without fans. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

PGA Championship planning for Harding Park with options

Apr. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

The PGA Championship plans to be at Harding Park in San Francisco the first full week in August as the first major on the reconfigured golf calendar. Still to be determined is whether Harding Park needs to bother building bleachers. “We believe that holding it without fans is a possibility, something we...

FILE - In this April 14, 1986, file photo, Jack Nicklaus reacts as he finishes on the 18th to win the Masters Championship at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: Jack Nicklaus charges to 6th green jacket

Apr. 12, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

Jack Nicklaus was down, playing poorly, and his pride was hurt. The unwelcome, hurting question kept coming: “When are you going to retire?” But it was a newspaper article which really enraged golf’s Golden Bear. “It said I was dead, washed up, through, with no chance whatsoever. I...

FILE - At left, in an April 12, 1987, file photo, Larry Mize jumps in the air after making the winning shot in a sudden death playoff over Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman to win the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. At right, also in an April 12, 1987, file photo, Greg Norman reacts to a missed birdie shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters in Augusta. (AP Photo/File)

Memorable shots in the Masters from every club in the bag

Apr. 11, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

Every hole has a tale about the Masters. The playlist of shots is longer than any of the other majors because everyone knows Augusta National so well, players and fans alike. Every club has a story, too. What follows are some of the most memorable shots at the Masters from every club in the bag. DRIVER Byron...

FILE - In this April 14, 1996, file photo, Nick Faldo hugs Greg Norman, left, as they finish up on the 18th hole of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Faldo came from behind to beat Norman by five strokes to win his third Masters. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Masters heartaches walk the fairways with green jackets

Apr. 10, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

For every fist pump from Tiger Woods, there are images of Greg Norman's lonely walk across Hogan Bridge as he loses the last of his six-shot lead and heads for more heartache at the Masters. Jack Nicklaus had his famous charge on the back nine. Ed Sneed infamously lost a three-shot lead with bogeys on his last...

FILE - In this April 8, 1935, file photo, golfer Gene Sarazen, center, receives a check for $1,500 from sportswriter Grantland Rice, left, for winning the Augusta National Invitation Tournament in Augusta, Ga. Sarazen beat Craig Wood, right, to win the tournament. The Masters wasn't even the Masters in 1935. It was the Augusta National Invitation Tournament, the second edition. Craig Wood was the presumed winner, in the clubhouse at 282, until one shot changed everything. (AP Photo/File)

Defining moments that make the Masters unlike other majors

Apr. 9, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Gene Sarazen hit the shot that put the Masters on the map. Jack Nicklaus made the ground shake with a charge that gave meaning to the Masters not really starting until the back nine on Sunday. Arnold Palmer had his army. Sam Snead slipped on the first green jacket. There is no Masters this week because of the...

FILE - In this  Sunday, April 14, 1996 file photo, Masters champion Nick Faldo acknowledges the gallery at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Faldo came from behind to beat Greg Norman by five strokes to win his third Masters. It was voted the 5th-best Masters by a panel of writers (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP Was There: Faldo wins a Masters known for Shark tanking

Apr. 8, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

A panel of 15 golf writers was asked to vote on the best Masters. Stories about those tournaments are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1996 Masters was voted No. 5. The following story was published on April 14, 1996. ___ By RON SIRAK AP Golf...