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8:00 AM ET Coming off last week’s Wells Fargo Championship (won by Rory McIlroy, who was picked by betting deputy editor David Bearman to win at 18-1), the PGA Tour heads to McKinney, Texas, for the AT&T Byron Nelson for a tuneup before the PGA Championship. This year’s event is moving to TPC at Craig
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4:37 PM ET Jordan Spieth, who is making his first start since the Masters at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson tournament this week, disclosed Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Spieth, who won the Valero Texas Open on April 2 for his first PGA Tour victory in three-plus years, said he
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5:19 PM ET Hideki Matsuyama is making his first start since winning the Masters last month, looking to regain the form that saw him become the first male Japanese golfer to win a major championship. There was little time for Matsuyama to work on his game as he went home to Japan immediately after his
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After a one-off return to August in 2020 due when COVID-19 ransacked the golf calendar, the PGA Championship moves back to its “new” May dates in 2021. The 103rd playing of this championship takes place at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina and will feature its usually loaded field of top-ranked professionals.
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12:41 PM ET Associated Press Dustin Johnson says it was surreal sinking the final putt to win last year’s Travelers Championship with fewer than 40 spectators politely clapping instead of the thousands that usually fill the bowl surrounding the 18th green at TPC River Highlands. The PGA Tour event in Connecticut was among the first
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Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the AT&T Byron Nelson. The World No. 1 pulled out of the Texas event Monday afternoon, citing knee discomfort as the reason for the WD. “Unfortunately, the knee discomfort I occasionally experience has returned and after consultation with my team and trainers, I feel it is best that I remain
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3:59 PM ET World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson, citing knee discomfort. Johnson made the announcement Monday. He last played in the Valspar Championship from Apil 29 to May 2, finishing 48th. “It is with deepest regret that I must withdraw from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson,” Johnson
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It’s become a theme in 2021, star players ending surprisingly long victory droughts. Jordan Spieth (Valero Texas Open), Hideki Matsuyama (Masters), Lydia Ko (Lotte Championship), Brooke Henderson (Hugel-Air Premia LA Open) and Hyo Joo Kim (HSBC Women’s World Championship) all have found themselves champions again after long waits to regain their winning form. On Sunday
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7:31 AM ET Ariya Jutanugarn finally got her hands on the Honda LPGA Thailand title after 14 years of trying on Sunday, beating compatriot Atthaya Thitikul by one stroke in a dramatic finish to the $1.6 million tournament. Having hit a ninth birdie at the 18th hole to sign for a flawless 63, the 25-year-old
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7:03 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Defending champion Steve Stricker made a long eagle putt on the final hole for 7-under 65 and the third-round lead Saturday in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Stricker moved a stroke ahead of Alex Cejka with the eagle that got him
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8:24 PM ET ESPN News Services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson was 11 shots worse than his previous round at Quail Hollow. Bryson DeChambeau made an 8 on his 16th hole and headed straight for the exit. Turns out nothing was as bad as it seemed Friday in the Wells Fargo Championship. Morning gusts gave
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CHARLOTTE — Environmentalists, turn away. Jokes aside, we’re going to give Bryson DeChambeau the benefit of the doubt here. When he finished his second-round 74 at the Wells Fargo Championship on Friday, he sat two over for the tournament. At the time—and again, we’re just hypothesizing here—he likely thought he was definitely going to miss
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6:11 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Defending champion Steve Stricker birdied the final hole Friday for a 3-under 69 to move into a four-way tie for the lead halfway through the Regions Tradition. Stricker joined Madison, Wisconsin, neighbor Jerry Kelly, Monday qualifier Alex Cejka and first-round leader Darren Clarke atop the leaderboard in
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7:11 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Just last week, Phil Mickelson complained about his inability to focus properly as he struggled yet again, missing the cut at the Valspar Championship. It was Joel Dahmen who got Mickelson’s full attention Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship, when Dahmen mentioned him in a couple of good-natured social
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