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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Nick Taylor, of Canada, holds up his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The win got him into his first Masters, but Taylor will miss out on the roars without spectators. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Column: First-timers at Masters won't get the real Masters

Oct. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor has never been to the Masters. He already is motivated to get back. Taylor is excited to be playing Augusta National in two weeks, make no mistake about that. The 32-year-old Canadian has only watched on television, often enough to have a good idea what to expect....

Justin Thomas hits from bunker to the second green during the third round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Late birdies let Justin Thomas keep slim lead at Sherwood

Oct. 24, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas wasn't playing poorly. It only felt that way Saturday at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, where being a few shots under par means losing ground. He was 3 under and already had lost the lead he had at the start. The final hour changed everything — his...

Women's PGA goes to Aronimink, PGA Tour in Vegas for 2 weeks

Oct. 6, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LPGA TOUR KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Course: Aronimink GC. Yardage: 6,577. Par: 70. Purse: $4.3 million. Winner’s share: $645,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 12:30-3 p.m. (NBC); Sunday,...

Chan Kim plays a shot on the 11th fairway during practice for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A tough US Open and letting 'Winged Foot be Winged Foot'

Sep. 16, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Waiting for the green to clear ahead, Sergio Garcia looked behind him at the five holes he played Wednesday at Winged Foot and recited a list of clubs that rarely come out of his bag. A 6-iron into the opening par 4. A 5-iron on the next hole. He had just finished the fifth hole,...

Dustin Johnson walks the 12th fairway during practice before the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Another trophy for Dustin Johnson, this one without the cash

Sep. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Another week, another big trophy for Dustin Johnson, this one without any cash. One week after he captured the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize, Johnson was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in the last five years. He also won the Jack Nicklaus Award, which...

Dustin Johnson holds up the FedEx Cup trophy after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 at Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Johnson, Scheffler favorites for tour's top player, rookie

Sep. 8, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the silver trophy as the FedEx Cup champion. Odds are he soon will pick up another trophy, this one a bronze variety in the image of Jack Nicklaus. The vote for PGA Tour player of the year was up in the air going into the Tour Championship, with only one major being played...

Justin Thomas and his instructor are the only ones around to react to his putt on the 18th green during his practice round for the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

FedEx Cup likely to be final judgment on player of the year

Sep. 3, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s not unusual for the PGA Tour postseason, particularly who wins the FedEx Cup, to go a long way toward who gets voted player of the year. That’s particularly true this season with only one major championship in the books. The leading candidates for the Jack Nicklaus Award...

Collin Morikawa is shown on the practice range ahead of the Tour Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. The Tour Championship begins Friday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Column: 11 states, 12 weeks and golf rolls on in a pandemic

Sep. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has saved nearly a dozen ribbons, an unusual set of keepsakes that are as much about caution as celebration. At the end of every tournament he attends — all but one — Monahan clips off the vinyl cloth band on his left wrist that was required for him to be part of...