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Redman, Stallings take early lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed, opening with a 7-under 65 to share the early lead Thursday in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Redman closed with four straight birdies and seven over the last eight holes. Scott Stallings birdied his last two holes. They had a one-shot lead among early starters over
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Champ can play under tour’s latest coronavirus policy change

[ad_1] Cameron Champ was added to the field in the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit under a modified PGA Tour policy that allows players who test positive for the coronavirus to be eligible if they had no symptoms and get two negative test results at least 24 hours apart. The decision Wednesday was the latest change to an evolving “Health and Safety Plan” as the tour enters its fourth week
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Simpson returning to PGA Tour after family coronavirus scare

[ad_1] AP Sports Writer (AP) — Webb Simpson is competing on the PGA Tour again after his family had a coronavirus scare. One of Simpson’s daughters tested positive for COVID-19, leading to him withdrawing from last week’s tournament as a precaution. “The first test was positive, but (she) got tested again by the more accurate tests, along with my other four kids and my wife, and everyone was negative,” Simpson
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USGA leans on world ranking, money lists for Women’s Open

[ad_1] The USGA is leaning more on the world ranking for pros and amateurs, along with current money lists on American tours, to create a U.S. Women’s Open field that will not have qualifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exemption categories announced Wednesday were designed to reflect a typical U.S. Women’s Open field, and 100 women already are exempt for the 156-player field Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club
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Tour returns from 3 months off with 56 rounds at 64 or lower

[ad_1] Three tournaments is hardly a reasonable sample size. Even so, the numbers have been jarring since the PGA Tour returned to competition. Mackenzie Hughes opened with a 60 at the Travelers Championship. Rory McIlory has twice posted rounds of 63, and he still hasn’t cracked the top 10 in the three tournaments he has played since the restart. Those are among 56 rounds of 64 or better over the
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Column: Johnson back to winning now after brief knee concern

[ad_1] It only looks as though Dustin Johnson barely has a pulse on the golf course. One moment made him a little nervous. It wasn’t the tee shot that rolled toward the railroad tracks and barely crossed the out-of-bounds line, right after he had taken a two-shot lead in the final round of the Travelers Championship. It wasn’t even the tee shot two holes later that was headed for the
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The field finally weakens as PGA Tour goes to 4th week back

[ad_1] PGA TOUR ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC Site: Detroit. Course: Detroit GC. Yardage: 7,340. Par: 72. Purse: $7.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.35 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: Nate Lashley. FedEx Cup leader: Webb Simpson. Last week: Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship. Notes: In the fourth week of its return to competition, the PGA Tour goes from having the
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Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

[ad_1] Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus. He said he is feeling good except for some minor fatigue, perhaps brought on by a major case of boredom, and except for the distinction of becoming the first of what now is five players and two caddies who have tested positive since the PGA
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USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

[ad_1] The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and let to a reconfiguration of the major championship schedule. That includes the U.S. Open, which was
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AP sources: NBC gets US Open as Fox gets out of contract

[ad_1] The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night. Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. An announcement was expected