Alex Levy became the first golfer to test positive for the coronavirus at a European Tour event and was one of two French players withdrawn on the opening day of the Celtic Classic on Thursday. Thomas Pieters shot a 7-under 64 in his first competitive round in five months to take the lead on the latest stop of the tour's six-week U.K. Swing, but the bigger talking point came off the course. Levy came into contact last weekend with a friend in France who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, the tour said in a statement.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 7:02 pm
Harold Varner III didn’t even realize Thursday that he was a few birdies away from golf’s magic number.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:48 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Harold Varner III tied his career low round with an 8-under 62 to grab the early lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:41 pm
Anna Kramer, a senior-to-be at Indianapolis, appeared to be on a mission while marching through the Michigan Amateur at Forest Akers West.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:24 pm
Though he apologized for his PGA Championship comments, Brooks Koepka said he had no plans to address the matter with the main target.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:21 pm
Youth on Course is a national non-profit, grow-the-game program implemented and subsidized in Michigan by the GAM Foundation.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:02 pm
Playing in his sixth tournament in a row, Brooks Koepka would prefer to have this week off. But needing to make a push for the playoffs, Koepka began the week "pretty flat."
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:47 pm
Charl Schwartzel has unintentionally made a fashion statement out on the PGA Tour this year when he’s donned the logoed straw hat.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:03 pm
The Wyndham Championship may not be the most prestigious trophy the PGA Tour has to offer, but it is one of the oldest. Here’s what you need to know about the tournament that started in 1938.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 4:10 pm
On the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic basketball shoes, Adidas makes a golf version of the Superstar available to the public.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:57 pm
Azahara Munoz was disqualified last week for failing to sign her scorecard after, but she opened the Ladies Scottish open with an eagle.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:53 pm
Here's what the PGA Tour pros are saying about a patron-less Masters.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:28 pm
Poston fired an 8-under-par 62 during the Wyndham’s final round last year and delivered a tournament scoring record
Posted: August 13, 2020, 2:24 pm
Collin Morikawa on epic shot that led to PGA Championship win: ‘Screw it … let’s make something happen’
Collin Morikawa opened up to Pat McAfee about the epic shot on No. 16 that led to his PGA Championship victory.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:22 pm
Brooks Koepka admitted he had some regrets about his word choice stemming from comments he made ahead of the final round of last week's PGA Championship.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:15 pm
Walking is a key ingredient for design success, while cart paths alter how an architect lays out a routing, often with negative consequences
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:00 pm
French golfers Alex Levy and Romain Wattel were withdrawn from the Celtic Classic on the opening day of the tournament as a precaution according to the European Tour's coronavirus regulations. Levy came into contact last weekend with a friend in France who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, the tour said in a statement. Wattel was later identified as a contact of Levy after the tour and local health authorities used track and trace.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 8:30 am
The West Coast Conference has postponed all conference fall competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference announced the decision on Thursday, saying the “welfare” of the student-athletes was the “guiding principle.” Houston Baptist and Central Arkansas are still planning to play non-conference football games after the FCS-level Southland Conference decided Thursday to postpone league games this fall with the intent to explore playing those in the spring.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 8:15 am
John Augenstein and Davis Thompson are headed home at the U.S. Amateur after getting upset in the Round of 64.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:47 am
Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday, beating China's Aaron Du 6 and 4 at breezy Bandon Dunes. Furr, the 22-year-old rising Alabama senior from Jackson, Mississippi, will face Vanderbilt's Harrison Ott. Ott beat Mississippi State's Ford Clegg 5 and 4.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:22 am
The first round of matches at the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes saw some big names fall and some advance.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:26 am
Golfweek spoke with Koepka Wednesday about the fallout from his remarks, if he has any regrets, and whether he has reached out to Johnson.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:42 am
Stewart Hagestad advanced Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur, but he got one heck of a fight from 18-year-old Abel Gallegos.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 10:17 pm
In a quest for a third straight win, Danielle Kang feels "a little bit uncomfortable" about playing on links courses the next two weeks.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:44 pm
Former Masters champ Zach Johnson 'can't fathom' what Augusta National will be like this fall without patrons present for the year's final major.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:00 pm
Zach Johnson had missed the cut in seven of his first 11 majors and needed help from outside the ropes to contend at the 2007 Masters. Scenes like that are evident every year, former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson said.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 8:41 pm
Zach Johnson will receive the award on Sept. 2 in Atlanta.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 8:21 pm
Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed and Justin Rose are all playing this week's event in Greensboro, N.C.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 7:42 pm
The LPGA Symetra Tour returns to action this week with the inaugural Founders Tribute, an event new to the schedule this season.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 7:21 pm
Kang has three wins in her last seven starts on the LPGA and three other top-3 finishes. Her scoring average in those seven starts: 68.22
Posted: August 12, 2020, 6:49 pm
A socially distanced sport Alexandra Armas stops herself from using the word lucky to describe the professional women’s golf Tour’s relatively swift return to competitive action. Instead, the Ladies European Tour chief executive labels her sport as being “less unfortunate” than others, given its naturally socially distanced nature, as the circuit restarts today with the Ladies Scottish Open. The big names of the women’s game, including 2018 AIG Women’s Open winner Georgia Hall and last year’s Open winner the Japanese star Hinako Shibuno, who has built a cult following as “the Smiling Cinderella”, join the field at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick this week. It is a chance to boost the game’s profile further, which Armas, a former Tour player, believes is vital in an increasingly crowded women’s sporting marketplace. She also hopes that golf’s early return will push momentum towards the return of a Women’s English Open, which has not been played since 2008 and points to Hall and fellow Solheim Cup team-mates Charley Hull and Bronte Law as key to tapping into new audiences. “England has a lot of other women’s sport but there is a lot of men’s golf. They don’t see that there is a gap by not having a women’s English Open, so it is up to us to elbow our way in there and make people realise that they are missing out by not having us,” says Armas. “England has amazing female golf stars and they need to get a more prominent profile. There is a demand that people want to see their favourite player play in her home country. That is the starting point, it has happened with women’s football, people following their favourite stars and now it has to happen for English female golfers.” The Rose Ladies Series effect Meghan MacLaren, the two-time LET winner, still holds a trace of excitement in her voice as she describes how she felt when Justin and Kate Rose announced that they were supporting the Rose Ladies Series. “I thought I was dreaming! It was amazing to have a golfer like Justin come on board with women’s golf, just to have someone of that stature changes how people perceive us,” she says. “For the last few years, I had been thinking we really needed a big name male ally and now that we have Justin Rose it is an important moment for women’s golf. “I am not telling people that they have to watch us but it is about growing that awareness. It meant so much to see Justin’s caddie wearing a baseball cap with the Rose Ladies Series logo during the PGA Championship last weekend. Then for Justin to be talking about it in all his interviews – and that was at a Major!” The Series came into being after the Roses read an interview with Telegraph Sport with LET professional Liz Young who was organising a tournament for British female professionals to try to fill the gap before the resumption of Tour golf. Kate Rose who has been an outspoken advocate for increased equality in women’s golf over the Series’ eight-week run says: “I am a big believer of if you don’t see it, it is hard to want it. If women’s golf isn’t on telly, how are we expecting women to take up the sport in England or in Britain?” She echoes MacLaren’s point that bringing an audience, which may usually only watch the men’s game, is key to growing it for the women. “Men were really enjoying the Rose Ladies Series highlights on Sky Sports and it is a fact that more of the people who watch golf are men. I also think the women’s game is more relatable as they aren’t hitting at such long distances but are playing at a top level.” De-bunking elitist image While MacLaren is acutely aware that golf has a reputation of being “very white and very male and can seem very privileged”, she is keen to debunk that stereotype. “There has been a lot of talk around diversity in sport recently and obviously golf has a long way to go, but I see women’s players as perhaps being able to lead the way on broadening out who plays and watches golf,” she says. “Already, you see in the women’s game, there are more people who are open about their sexuality and it is accepting as a sport, I think we can take that and use that to open our sport up.” The idea of the majority of female LET professionals living a privileged life is quickly erased as so many players do not even have sponsors – the situation MacLaren currently finds herself in. “I am completely reliant on prize money and I don’t think a lot of people are even aware of how widespread that is.” Armas agrees that there are misconceptions around players’ lifestyles. “Golf is a hard sport, the women are travelling on their own, it is not glamorous,” she says. “They are at the top of their game and deserve to be recognised for that. “That incredible side of them should not be minimised because people think it is rich, middle-class kids having a jolly, which is not at all what these women are.”
Posted: August 12, 2020, 6:17 pm
The match play bracket for the 120th U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes is set after an 18-for-3 playoff Wednesday morning.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 5:57 pm
The Masters, known as much for the roars as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators. From the opening holes down to Amen Corner all the way through the back nine, players can often figure out what's happening with others just by listening.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 5:32 pm
The 2020 Masters, originally scheduled for April, announced there will be no fans allowed to attend when the event occurs in November.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 4:33 pm
Golfweek and USA TODAY Sports spoke with the PGA Tour and LPGA on how they are keeping the fans involved.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 2:59 pm
Kirk Triplett will have a Black Lives Matter sticker on his bag at his week's Bridgestone Senior Players Championship.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 2:45 pm
The final regular-season event is upon us and it could go a long way in determining the immediate futures of Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 2:36 pm
Augusta National Golf Club announced Wednesday that this year’s Masters will be played without patrons in attendance because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 2:30 pm
The Black Lives Matter movement is a personal one for Kirk Triplett, and he's proving it this week at the Senior Players Championship.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:48 pm
Zach Johnson was brought to tears Wednesday when he was selected to receive the Payne Stewart Award, the most prestigious on the PGA Tour.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:18 pm
In this edition of Forward Press, Christina Kim opens up on playing during the COVID pandemic and her recent diet and lifestyle changes.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 12:59 pm
Zach Johnson had quick success after a long road to the PGA Tour. It brought Johnson to tears 16 years later when he was selected Wednesday to receive the Payne Stewart Award. Few others got more out of their game than Johnson, who famously described himself as a ''normal guy from Cedar Rapids, Iowa'' when he won the Masters.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 12:46 pm
Harold Varner III will be playing a home game in North Carolina, and Bryce Danielson likes his chances of making an impact in this week's contests on Yahoo.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 12:46 pm
Alabama's Wilson Furr tackled Bandon Trails to the tune of 9-under 62 to earn medalist honors at the 120th U.S. Amateur.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 7:14 am
Former Ryder Cup player Gordon J Brand has died at the age of 65 following a short illness. Brand was a member of the 1983 Ryder Cup team that lost to USA by just a point at PGA National Golf Club in Florida and another career highlight was finishing runner up to Greg Norman at the 1986 Open. The Englishman's only European Tour victory came at the Belgian Open in 1989, winning by six strokes from Mark Davis. The European Tour's chief operating officer Keith Waters said: "We are all saddened to hear of Gordon's passing. "We shared the same coach when played together on Tour during the 1980s and I can honestly say not only was he a distinguished player, but he was also universally well-liked. "Gordon had such a laid-back approach. I don't think I ever saw him up uptight. He really was so friendly to everyone and he will be sorely missed by all of us who met him and knew him. Our thoughts are with his family." Former Ryder Cup captain Mark James added: "He's going to missed by an awful lot of people. He had a great record as a player, but there were so many facets to his character that made him appeal to so many."
Posted: August 12, 2020, 5:46 am
There are low rounds out there on Bandon Dunes – that much was made clear in the first 48 hours at the U.S. Amateur.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 3:15 am
Two of the top amateurs in the field, Cole Hammer and Preston Summerhays, saw their U.S. Amateur hopes end Tuesday afternoon on Bandon Dunes’ final hole.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 3:04 am
The LPGA Tour on Wednesday cancelled its Shanghai tournament after China said it will not hold most international sports events this year because of coronavirus. LPGA Shanghai, won last year by American world number two Danielle Kang, had been scheduled for October 15-18 but has been scratched "given the current health concerns and significant travel restrictions", the tour said in a statement. It now appears inevitable that the men's prestigious $10.5 million World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions, due to take place two weeks later in Shanghai, will also be cancelled.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 2:51 am
Cohen Trolio was one of two players who failed COVID-19 tests out of the more than 1,700 conducted at the U.S. Amateur.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:36 am
The LPGA announced that the Buick LPGA Shanghai will not be played because of current health concerns and significant travel restrictions.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:35 am
Brooks Koepka struggled in the first round at Greensboro. See who's off to a good start.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:10 pm
Frenchmen Alex Levy and Romain Wattel are out of the European Tour's Celtic Classic in Newport after Levy tested positive for Covid-19.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:56 pm
A world-class field will assemble at Renaissance Club for the Ladies Scottish Open - the first major international sporting event in Scotland since lockdown.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 4:28 pm
The 2020 Masters will take place in November but fans will not be allowed to attend Augusta National.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 4:04 pm
The Irish Open is expected to be held at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort from 24-27 September just three weeks after the NI Open at the same venue.
Posted: August 11, 2020, 8:57 am
Former world number one Rory McIlroy admits his best golf may be behind him as his six-year winless run in the majors continues.
Posted: August 10, 2020, 12:23 pm
American Collin Morikawa emerges from a stacked leaderboard to win the 2020 US PGA Championship after a flawless final round in San Francisco.
Posted: August 10, 2020, 2:28 am
England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff finishes joint second at the Marathon Classic alongside Lydia Ko, whose dramatic late collapse allows Danielle Kang to win the title by one shot.
Posted: August 9, 2020, 11:20 pm
England's Andy Sullivan claims his first European Tour win since 2015 with victory in the English Championship.
Posted: August 9, 2020, 5:28 pm
The final event of the Rose Ladies Series at Wentworth is cut short because of a large fire at nearby Chobham Common.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 11:42 am
Bryson DeChambeau likes to challenge the norm and the golfing scientist's latest experiment has seen him pile on three stones.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 6:15 am
British golfer Lee Westwood speaks to BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker about the "new rules and the new way" as professional golf returns in Europe.
Posted: July 21, 2020, 10:27 am
Watch the key moments in the battle between Ireland's Shane Lowry and England's Tommy Fleetwood in the final round of The Open at Royal Portrush, which led to Lowry winning his first major.
Posted: July 21, 2019, 7:02 pm
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Posted: June 16, 2019, 3:51 pm
BBC Sport takes a look back at how Rory McIlroy swept to a majestic Open victory in 2014.
Posted: July 20, 2014, 8:02 pm
Tiger Woods wins The Open at Hoylake in 2006, his first major victory since the death of his father Earl Woods.
Posted: July 16, 2014, 9:03 am
Darren Clarke's family and friends reflect on his high point of 2011 - winning The Open at Royal St George's, Sandwich. (UK users only)
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