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Brooks Koepka watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 07, 2020 - 10:25 am
Bad backs, creaky knees, hardly any applause and one guy who even snapped his driver in two — there was still plenty to complain about as golf’s first major of the COVID-19 era finally got underway. But at least the weatherman got off scot-free. Jason Day and Brendon Todd took advantage of a very...
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Brooks Koepka watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 06, 2020 - 11:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — By now, it is becoming all too familiar. The starter stepped to the microphone and kept to the PGA Championship tradition afforded its champions. One player gets the longest introduction. “Now on the tee, the 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007 PGA Champion ... Tiger Woods.” And then...
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Brendon Todd watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 06, 2020 - 10:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest from the opening round of the PGA Championship in San Francisco: ___ Brendon Todd is back in the PGA Championship for the first time in five years and is tied for the lead. Todd, who recovered from a wicked case of the yips that dropped him out of the top 2,000...
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A fans watches through a hole in the fence along the the 12th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 06, 2020 - 6:31 pm
To those overserved boors who insist on screaming “Mashed Potatoes!” every time Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka unloads with their driver, we have one simple request for you. Please come back. For this week at the PGA championship, the same goes for every lunkhead who snapped a photo in the middle...
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Tiger Woods toss a ball down on the 17th hold during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 05, 2020 - 7:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods appears to have something new in store for this PGA Championship: his putter. Woods has won all but one of his 15 majors with a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS, the putter he borrowed from Mark O’Meara in 1998 and never returned. The only other time he switched at a...
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Adam Scott, of Australia, gestures toward the 15th fairway during practice for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 05, 2020 - 11:22 am
Adam Scott took his own sweet time returning to competitive golf. When he finally showed up at the PGA Championship in San Francisco this week, everyone else ranked inside the top 10 had already revved up for the season’s first major by playing at least one tournament somewhere. But Scott, who...
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USA's John Catlin during day one of the Hero Open golf tournament at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Birmingham, England, Thursday July 30, 2020. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
August 05, 2020 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — American golf player John Catlin and his caddie Nathan Mulrooney have been removed from this week’s English Championship by the European Tour after they breached its COVID-19 protocol. The European Tour said in a statement on Wednesday that the pair dined a local restaurant on Tuesday...
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Tiger Woods stands on the putting green during practice for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 04, 2020 - 4:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The course is one Tiger Woods knows well and where he has winning memories. The PGA Championship is a major he has won four times, more than anyone except Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen. Woods learned last year that brings no guarantee of playing well. Coming off the deep...
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Justin Thomas holds the trophy after winning the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 03, 2020 - 2:03 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Thomas wants to make his second stint as No. 1 in the world last longer than the first time around. “I hope so,” Thomas said Sunday after winning the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take the No. 1 spot for the first time since June 2018. “I feel like I’m a better player...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photo, Brooks Koepka reacts after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Koepka goes for a third straight PGA Championship title this week in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 03, 2020 - 7:23 am
Peter Thomson might have been up to his old tricks. He once described the Americans as the “greatest collection of golfers in the world” right before he captained an International team that annihilated the U.S. in the 1998 Presidents Cup. So what to make of his prediction at Carnoustie nine years...
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