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 By DOUG FERGUSON    Sports    July 3, 2020

Chase Koepka added to field for Workday Charity Open

One selfless act by Chase Koepka has led to two opportunities on the PGA Tour, starting next week in the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. The PGA Tour created an additional spot in the field next week for Koepka, the younger brother of...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    June 12, 2020

With a swing and silence, PGA Tour gets back to business

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With one swing met with silence, the PGA Tour got back to business Thursday at Colonial. Ryan Palmer felt more nerves than usual when he stood over his first tee shot in the Charles Schwab Challenge — the first official...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    June 10, 2020

Column: Only thing normal about golf's return is the score

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were together on the first tee Tuesday morning, just like they were three weeks ago at Seminole for a charity match that was the first live golf on television in 66 days. This was different....

 

John Deere Classic chooses to cancel PGA Tour event

Two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to resume its schedule, John Deere Classic officials decided Thursday to cancel what would have been the fifth tournament back. Tournament director Clair Peterson said there were too many obstacles to overcome inv...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    May 24, 2020

Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL. Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, "The Match: Champions for Charity," is...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    May 15, 2020

Johnson, McIlroy prepare for golf return before TV audience

Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play another round of golf until four days ago, the start of a crash course for his return to playing before a television audience. He also owes it to his partner, Rory McIlroy,...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    May 13, 2020

TV special on 'Tiger Slam' to air after Woods' charity match

Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit called "Tiger Slam." But it wasn't going to wait until November. The timing turned out to be even better. The one-hour...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    May 3, 2020

McIlroy, Johnson headline charity match for COVID-19 relief

Live golf returns to television in just under two weeks with a $3 million charity skins match for COVID-19 relief that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and the broadcast debut of fabled Seminole Golf Club. McIlroy and Johnson, both major...

 

The captain becomes a player as Tiger Woods picks himself

Tiger Woods will have an ear piece, a radio and his golf clubs at the Presidents Cup. Woods created his own slice of history Thursday night by becoming the first Presidents Cup captain to use one of his wild-card selections on himself. He is the...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    July 21, 2019

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait. The silver claret jug is staying on the Emerald Isle. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch...

 

US Open setup relies as much on science as instincts

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open prefers to be looked upon as the ultimate test in golf, which can be an invitation for trouble. Mike Davis knows that as well as anyone. He was at Shinnecock Hills early Sunday morning in 2004 — two years...

 

Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florid...

 

Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods made it back from his fourth surgery in time for the Presidents Cup. Just not to play. Not even Woods knows when or even if he can return. He even acknowledged Wednesday a scenario that he doesn't return to...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    June 21, 2017

Agent: Tiger Woods in a clinic for handling pain medication

Tiger Woods has checked into a clinic to get help dealing with prescription medication for pain and a sleep disorder, and his agent is not sure how long he will stay. Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said Tuesday he could not disclose the...

 

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