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7:00 AM ET World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has said he believes the majority of players would like to see the Ryder Cup postponed until 2021, saying that it would be the “right call” to do so. The golf calendar has been ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, with three of the sport’s four majors —
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5:20 PM ET Associated Press Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in
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2:50 PM ET After a lot of hype and some trash talking — hey, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson know how to promote — the time for the golf showdown has arrived. It’s Woods/Manning vs. Mickelson/Brady, with the proceeds going to benefit coronavirus relief. Read more: Predictions, odds and more |
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10:13 AM ET Adam Scott returned to his home in Australia after the PGA Tour canceled the Players Championship because of the coronavirus pandemic. And despite the tour’s planned restart next month, he expects to stay away a bit longer. Scott, who won the Genesis Invitational earlier this year, told the Australian Associated Press that
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4:25 PM ET Associated Press The European Tour hopes to resume its season the first weekend in August in England as part of a four-tournament “bubble” in England and Wales, Golf Digest reported Thursday. The magazine cited sources with knowledge of the plans in saying the British Masters, scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 2,
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8:53 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders Following the return of live golf to television with the TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday that featured Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins event, we have a much more hyped event on the horizon. Two of golf’s greats and two football
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6:15 PM ET The PGA Tour is set to return to action next month in Texas, but the plight of international players residing overseas at the moment makes their involvement in the scheduled tournaments problematic. Veteran Lee Westwood highlighted those obstacles in an interview with Golf Channel on Tuesday in which he said he is
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1:33 PM ET Bettors and bookmakers enjoyed their busiest weekend since the coronavirus pandemic halted the sports world in mid-March, with UFC leading the way and golf and NASCAR attracted higher-than-normal betting interest at some U.S. sportsbooks. FanDuel said the amount wagered on the TaylorMade Driving Relief match between Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson versus
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3:47 PM ET One of the distinctive charms of the U.S. Open will be missing from this year’s postponed championship, as local and sectional qualifying for the event has been canceled. The United States Golf Association announced the decision Monday and said that staging the numerous events around the country — with three sectionals held
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6:24 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year. The TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday from Seminole Golf Club was shown from 2 p.m. to
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12:32 PM ET Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — Lim Hee-jeong shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the KLPGA Championship. She was followed by Park Hyun-kyung (67) and overnight leader Bae Seon-woo (72). Lim was at 15-under 201 overall at Lakewood Country Club. The women’s tournament joins
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3:43 AM ET ESPN News Services SEOUL, South Korea — In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus epidimic, Park Hyun-kung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the KLPGA Championship by one stroke. Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course. Bae Seon-woo (68) and
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11:03 AM ET Associated Press The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled. The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan emphasizing the long-term health
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12:45 PM ET Associated Press Rory McIlroy says he wouldn’t play golf again with President Donald Trump and doubts he would even be invited after questioning his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. McIlroy did an hour-plus interview for the McKellar Journal in which he was asked whether he regretted the February 2017 round with Trump
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9:19 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Zach Smith won the Scottsdale Open on Thursday, closing with an 8-under 62 for a three-stroke victory in the mini-tour event that saw some PGA Tour players return to competition. The PGA Tour suspended play in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is set to return
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3:29 PM ET Associated Press Tiger Woods was 31 when he won the PGA Championship at Southern Hills during a scorching week in 2007. He will be 54 the next time the PGA returns to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The PGA of America announced Tuesday that Southern Hills, which has hosted seven majors, will hold the 2030
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5:28 PM ET Phil Mickelson has been planning a move to Florida, and now he has a place to play golf there, too. Mickelson said on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Monday that he is joining Michael Jordan‘s exclusive “The Grove XXIII” club, which opened last fall in South Florida. Mickelson, 49, said he and
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