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8:19 AM ET The European Tour has scrapped plans to allow a limited number of fans to attend the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club in East Lothian next month due to the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in the U.K.. The Tour planned to allow 650 spectators per day for the Rolex Series tournament, which
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — A hornet sting early and a bunch of birdies late carried Hudson Swafford to a 5-under 67 on Friday for a two-shot lead going into the weekend of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Joining him in the final group will be Sean O’Hair,
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Adding to a distinguished list of luminaries, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has announced that Ernie Els, Nick Price, Padraig Harrington and Catriona Matthew have accepted invitations to become honorary members of golf’s most famous and influential club. “I would like to congratulate Catriona, Ernie, Padraig and Nick on becoming honorary
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7:29 PM ET Associated Press PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Tyler McCumber was the only player to reach 8 under par Thursday in the Caribbean breeze until he dropped a shot on his 17th hole and fell into a four-way lead in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Sepp Straka was the only one
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5:49 PM ET Mark Calcavecchia played golf Thursday, which seems simple enough, as he is a professional golfer. But this was different. Much different. It was the first time he teed it up since testing positive three weeks ago for COVID-19. The PGA Tour Champions player decided he felt well enough to venture out to
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In the wake of Bryson DeChambeau’s convincing six-stroke triumph at the U.S. Open, there was an avalanche of analysis regarding the short- and long-term impact his victory might have on the game. Golf Digest contributor Shane Ryan summarized well what the Bryson Effect could wind up looking like, noting the immediate upshot was that DeChambeau
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7:42 PM ET Tiger Woods announced his commitment to next month’s Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club, where he will be the defending champion of an event that has moved from Japan to Thousand Oaks, California, this year amid to the coronavirus pandemic. Woods, 44, won the event over Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama last year at
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He should be in Northern Wisconsin. But instead Padraig Harrington is making do with Northern Ireland. Making his first competitive appearance since March’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain is in County Antrim, at the Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort for the European Tour’s Irish Open. Physically anyway. Understandably, however, Harrington’s mind was wandering—if
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7:35 AM ET Their relationship might seem a bit peculiar, but clearly Tiger Woods sees something in Bryson DeChambeau that might amuse, entertain, intrigue — or all of the above. They are frequent practice-round partners, and it is not often that someone whom Woods does not care to have in such settings steps into that
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7:02 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jim Furyk joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two PGA Tour Champions starts, beating Jerry Kelly with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff in the Pure Insurance Championship. Furyk and Kelly both laid up on
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2:34 PM ET Associated Press MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Mike Davis spent the last decade running the USGA, where he set up golf courses to provide an extreme test for elite players and searched for solutions to increasing distance. Now he wants to build golf courses, a lifelong passion. Davis announced Tuesday he will retire as
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