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Morikawa back from missed cut with strong debut at Muirfield

[ad_1] DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa didn’t get rattled by his first missed cut as a pro or his first time playing Muirfield Village. Morikawa finally had a forced weekend off two weeks ago after 22 consecutive cuts to start his PGA Tour career, three short of the standard set by Tiger Woods. He bounced back Thursday in the Workday Charity Open with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot
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Still testing positive, Frittelli among 3 back to work

[ad_1] DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Dylan Frittelli says it was hard not to feel like an outcast Thursday at the Workday Charity Open in a group of three players who tested positive for the coronavirus and keep doing so. But at least he was playing. “It was fun to get out there,” Frittelli said after his 1-over 73 at Muirfield Village. “Obviously, a few hoops to jump through yesterday. It
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Tiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village

[ad_1] DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. Now it gets its biggest star. Tiger Woods announced Thursday on Twitter he will play next week at the Memorial, a tournament he has won a record five times, as he goes after his record 83rd career victory on the PGA Tour. “I’ve missed going out and competing with the guys and
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European Tour golf resumes as Luiten leads at Austrian Open

[ad_1] ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) — The European Tour restarted Thursday after a four-month break because of the coronavirus outbreak with the first round of the Austrian Open, where former winner Joost Luiten shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead. The Dutch golfer had been in good form before the suspension of the season in March and he picked up where he left off, starting and finishing his round
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PGA Tour players grouped together after virus recovery

[ad_1] Three players who have tested positive for the coronavirus but are no longer symptomatic will play together at the Workday Charity Open, the PGA Tour announced Wednesday in the latest revision of its COVID-19 policies. Nick Watney — the first tour player to test positive — will play alongside Dylan Frittelli and Denny McCarthy during the first two rounds at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, the tour said. All
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Ryder Cup postponed until 2021; Presidents Cup pushed back

[ad_1] Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound. In his first week as CEO at the PGA of America, Waugh was in the 72-foot high grandstand behind the first tee at Le Golf National outside Paris. Flags were waving. Fans were singing. Players were trying to conceal their nerves. That’s what he expects for the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in
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Ryder Cup postponed until next year at Whistling Straits

[ad_1] The Ryder Cup was postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin because of the COVID-19 pandemic that raised too much uncertainty whether the loudest event in golf could be played before spectators. The announcement Wednesday was inevitable and had been in the works for weeks as the PGA of America, the European Tour and the PGA Tour tried to adjust with so many moving parts. The Ryder Cup was scheduled for
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How to make 1 golf course look like 2 different tournaments

[ad_1] Muirfield Village will look the same to those watching at home, minus the grandstands and thousands of spectators spread across the course Jack Nicklaus built. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players who will be in Dublin, Ohio, the next two weeks. For the first time in 63 years, two PGA Tour events are being held on the same golf course
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Column: The measure of DeChambeau is if anyone copies him

[ad_1] He reduced the golf course to a pitch-and-putt with power that got everyone’s attention. That was John Daly at Crooked Stick in 1991 when he followed his caddie’s instructions — “Kill it!” — on his way to winning the PGA Championship. It was Tiger Woods at Augusta National in 1997, when he hit pitching wedge into a par 5 and won the Masters by 12 shots. Not to be
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Koepka among those who have to catch up in FedEx Cup

[ad_1] The question was perplexing to Brooks Koepka, perhaps because it was missing specific context or because it takes a lot to make him worry. He was asked going into the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head if he felt any sense of urgency. “Urgency for what?” he replied. Koepka missed three months after a knee injury in October when he slipped on wet concrete at the CJ Cup in South