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Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Column: Johnson back to winning now after brief knee concern

Jun. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

It only looks as though Dustin Johnson barely has a pulse on the golf course. One moment made him a little nervous. It wasn't the tee shot that rolled toward the railroad tracks and barely crossed the out-of-bounds line, right after he had taken a two-shot lead in the final round of the Travelers Championship. It...

In this photo taken Thursday, June 18, 2020 Nick Watney signals after a tee shot during the first round of the RBC Heritage Golf tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C. Watney has tested positive for coronavirus and did not play in Friday's round. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

Jun. 29, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus. He said he is feeling good except for some minor fatigue, perhaps brought on by a major case of boredom, and except for the distinction of becoming the first of what...

Dustin Johnson reacts after sinking his putt on the 15th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

Jun. 28, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in...

Brendon Todd looks at a competitors tee shot while sheltering from the rain with an umbrella on the 18th hole during the third round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Todd matches Johnson's 61 to take the lead at Travelers

Jun. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a two-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament's second 60 of...

Phil Mickelson looks on after putting on the 14th green during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mickelson leads Travelers in first event since turning 50

Jun. 26, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson figures age might be an asset. Playing his first tournament since turning 50 this month, the five-time major champion shot a 7-under 63 on Friday in the Travelers Championship to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend. Lefty said said it was perhaps the wisdom that...

Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, watches his tee shot from the third hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mackenzie Hughes shoots 60 for 3-shot lead at Travelers

Jun. 25, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes shot a career-low 60 Thursday to take the first-round at the Travelers Championship as the PGA Tour tried to switch its focus back to golf amid growing concerns about the coronavirus. Hughes, a 29-year-old Canadian, had a chance to shoot the 12th sub-60 round in PGA...

Brooks Koepka hits from the 11th tee during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Paul Casey tuned in for more than golf in PGA Tour's return

Jun. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

Paul Casey was among three players from the top 25 in the world yet to play since the PGA Tour resumed competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He and Patrick Cantlay are playing the Travelers Championship, leaving Adam Scott as the only one still not back. Casey watched plenty on TV, and he was watching more than...

Brooks Koepka watches his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

PGA Championship confirms no fans for Harding Park

Jun. 22, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

Brooks Koepka will try to become the first player to win the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play, and there won't be anyone at Harding Park to cheer him on. The PGA of America confirmed Monday the first major of this most unusual year won't have spectators. The PGA Championship, originally...

FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, Zach Johnson walks off the 18th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. The tournament director for this week's Travelers Championship thought about encircling the 18th green at TPC River Highlands with giant video boards that could be filled with images of fans watching the golf and cheering from home. Thursday's, June 25, 2020, tournament will be held without fans, but is still expected to raise significant funds for charity. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

Top field, no fans for this year's Travelers Championship

Jun. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — The tournament director for this week's Travelers Championship had an idea. How about filling the natural amphitheater around the 18th green at TPC River Highlands with giant video boards showing fans watching the event and cheering from home. “We started there. We wanted a...

Webb Simpson waves as the sun disappears on the 18th green, on a course with no fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Simpson celebrates a Father's Day win at Harbour Town

Jun. 21, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father's Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago at Olympic Club and hearing his father's laughter on the phone to share the joy. Harbour Town was special in its own right. Dressed in his Sunday yellow shirt — his late...