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3:48 PM ET Harris English on Monday became the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus, learning the results at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week’s Travelers Championship and traveled Monday to the event, where he was required to take a COVID-19 test prior to getting
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5:23 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — Nothing about the PGA Tour’s return was ever going to be easy. If that wasn’t clear before, this week at the Travelers Championship quickly brought back the reality of just how complicated playing golf is going to be each and every week. Perhaps two quiet weeks after a three-month
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CROMWELL, Conn. — Cameron Champ announced on Saturday that he’s had three negative COVID-19 tests since his positive result earlier in the week at the Travelers Championship, a result that per PGA Tour protocols forced Champ out of the event. “Subsequent to my positive test result for COVID-19, I am fortunate to say that I
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5:05 PM ET Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a 2-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple of holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament’s second 60 of the
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CROMWELL, Conn.—Golf is a beautiful question, because it allows for multiple equations to produce the same answer. On Saturday at TPC River Highlands, that answer was 61. The formulas were Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson. Our apologies for reducing players to precepts. Yet the only commonality between these two figures is that they’ll be playing
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12:13 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — In the aftermath of seven withdrawals related to the coronavirus at this week’s Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour on Saturday implemented a new policy that will prohibit players from coming on property while waiting for their first test result in a new city. Beginning at next week’s Rocket Mortgage
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CROMWELL, Conn.—Matt Wallace was on the first tee and he didn’t know what to do. The starter had announced Wallace’s name, which has been standard these past three weeks despite no fans to announce the name to, and he had struck a beauty of a baby fade to the right-center of the fairway. He put
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12:24 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — Denny McCarthy tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship on Friday along with Bud Cauley, who was paired with McCarthy during Thursday’s first round. “I was feeling pretty tired and sore after the round yesterday but didn’t think much of it because I had
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Editor’s note: In celebration of Golf Digest’s 70th anniversary, we’re revisiting the best literature and journalism we’ve ever published. This is the 70th of 70 installments. Future additions will be tied to current events, anniversaries and milestones. Catch up on earlier installments. In August 1975, on the 25th anniversary of Golf Digest, the editors of
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7:41 PM ET Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Mackenzie Hughes shot a career-low 60 Thursday to take the first-round lead 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
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There was a brief moment yesterday when, if we’re being honest, panic may have gotten the better of us. News dropped that additional players were withdrawing from the Travelers Championship due to COVID-19 concerns, and the Tour called an impromptu press conference with commissioner Jay Monahan, and the whole thing had a very Players-like feeling
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CROMWELL, Conn. — This is Brian Zimmerli’s favorite week. A week that’s more like a holiday. It has been since he was a kid, when he’d accompany his dad from nearby Glastonbury to the Greater Hartford Open, mesmerized by PGA Tour players in his backyard. Brian’s pops worked as a marshal for years. Eventually, Brian
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CROMWELL, Conn. — PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan addressed safety concerns at tour events during an impromptu press conference Wednesday following five players withdrawing from the Travelers Championship in the last two days due to coronavirus-related issues. “While we’ve been thorough in building and implementing a program that mitigates as much risk as possible, we
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6:00 PM ET Cameron Champ became the second golfer on the PGA Tour to test positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from this week’s Travelers Championship. Champ, a two-time PGA Tour winner, took a COVID-19 test on Tuesday as part of the tour’s pre-tournament screening and will now be required to undergo 10 days
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