Golf

FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson share a laugh on the 11th tee box while playing a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday, May 7, 2020, for “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a televised match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tom Brady. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
May 23, 2020 - 5:20 pm
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 a chance to see Tiger Woods swing a golf club for...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Russell Knox, of Scotland, chips onto the sixth green during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Knox plans to drive his RV some 1,000 miles each way to PGA Tour events when they resume. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
May 19, 2020 - 2:03 pm
Pressure wasn't limited to a closest-to-the-pin contest for six skins worth $1.1 million that Rory McIlroy won to wrap up the TaylorMade Driving Relief exhibition. Imagine trying to produce the first live golf on TV in two months with only six cameras on the course, using a bonded cellular network...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 17, 2020 - 7:14 pm
Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a Skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who had not won a skin since the sixth hole, had a chance to win the final six skins...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 16, 2020 - 12:27 pm
Live golf returns to television on Sunday, and it might not look entirely familiar except for the players. No caddies. The only rake on the golf course will be carried by a PGA Tour rules official. If the flagstick is removed from the cup, it will be handled by another rules official. And the four...
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May 16, 2020 - 10:37 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ernie Gonzalez, who spent four years on the PGA Tour and won the rain-shortened Pensacola Open in 1986, has died. He was 59. The PGA Tour said he died Friday in a Chicago hospital of Alzheimer’s. Gonzalez played 119 events over a four-year span from 1985 through 1988...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs began talking about a repeat before they had even left the stadium following their Super Bowl triumph. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 15, 2020 - 8:17 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be part of the virtual graduation ceremonies for Texas Tech, his alma mater. The star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs will address the graduates along with two students...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, NBC sportscaster Mike Tirico works the sidelines during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears in Chicago. Tirico is one of many announcers who has had to trade the press box for a home office. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
May 15, 2020 - 5:23 pm
Mike Tirico returns to his role as host Sunday on NBC when live golf is shown on television for the first time in more than two months, and he can't wait. “Someone gets over a ball and we don't know the outcome,” Tirico said Friday. This is hardly a return to normal. The charity Skins game — Rory...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, Padraig Harrington tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the Father Son Challenge golf tournament in Orlando, USA. European captain Padraig Harrington said Friday May 15, 2020, that golf might have to “take one for sport” and stage the Ryder Cup without fans at Whistling Straits in September, accepting that it will be “diminished” because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, FILE)
May 15, 2020 - 6:35 am
Padraig Harrington was planning to bring a 150-strong traveling party with him to the Ryder Cup, giving the people closest to the European captain something of an inside experience of one of the great events in golf. “I’m now down to four, something like that,” Harrington said, rather dolefully, as...
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Park Sung-hyun of South Korea lines up a putt on the 18th hole during the first round of the 42nd KLPGA Championship golf at the Lakewood Country Club in Yangju, South Korea, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 14, 2020 - 6:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Golf joined baseball and soccer on Thursday as sports in South Korea that are back in action. The women’s KLPGA Championship started with three players — Bae Seon-woo, Kim Char-young2 and Hyun Se-lin — tied at the top of the leaderboard at 5-under 67. Three more players...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Russell Knox, of Scotland, is shown during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Players, caddies and key staff around them will be tested once a week for the new coronavirus, and everyone at the golf course will have their temperatures taken every day when the PGA Tour returns next month and tries to show it can resume its season with minimal risks. And the tournament won’t shut down if someone tests positive. Such a player would have to withdraw immediately and self-isolate for at least 10 days provided there are no subsequent symptoms and he gets two negative test results 24 hours part. “That was the No. 1 concern,” said Knox, who serves on the Player Advisory Council. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
May 13, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Players, caddies and key staff around them will be tested once a week for the new coronavirus, and everyone at the golf course will have their temperatures taken every day when the PGA Tour returns next month and tries to show it can resume its season with minimal risks. Testing was a big part of...
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