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The PGA of America announced on Thursday that it is renaming its Horton Smith Award, effective immediately. Smith, a two-time Masters winner and president of the PGA from 1952-’54, was a staunch supporter of the organization’s Caucasian-only clause, which was part of the PGA’s bylaws from 1934-’61. The award, which honors PGA members for outstanding
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5:15 PM ET The European Tour has lifted Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen‘s suspension after his criminal trial in London was delayed until at least December 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Olesen, a member of the 2018 Ryder Cup European team, was suspended from playing on the European Tour on Aug. 6 after he was
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9:07 PM ET DETROIT — The PGA Tour announced a significant change to its COVID-19 policies Wednesday that will now allow players or caddies who test positive but are asymptomatic to return to competition if they return two negative test results at least 24 hours apart. Prior to this change, the Tour required a minimum
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Cameron Champ was a late addition to the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic field Wednesday night after the tour adjusted its stance on Champ’s negative COVID-19 results. Champ, 25, had to withdraw from last week’s Travelers Championship after testing positive for coronavirus. However, Champ announced on Saturday that he had three negative COVID-19 tests following
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Plenty of courses have notable three-hole stretches that are intrinsically connected to a PGA Tour event. The Bear Trap at PGA National and the Honda Classic, the Snake Pit at Innisbrook and the Valspar Championship, the Green Mile at Quail Hollow Club and the Wells Fargo Championship and, of course, Amen Corner at Augusta National
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5:52 PM ET Chad Campbell on Tuesday became the sixth PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19. Campbell was tested in the pre-tournament screening before the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, according to the PGA Tour. “While the positive test result is unnerving, I am incredibly grateful to be asymptomatic and feel physically well
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10:26 AM ET The Rocket Mortgage Classic announced Monday PGA Tour players Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Jason Day and Wesley Bryan will participate in a nine-hole match Wednesday to benefit the tournament’s charity initiatives. Watson and Varner III will take on Day and Bryan in a friendly match at Detroit Golf Club to raise
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3:48 PM ET Harris English on Monday became the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus, learning the results at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week’s Travelers Championship and traveled Monday to the event, where he was required to take a COVID-19 test prior to getting
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5:23 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — Nothing about the PGA Tour’s return was ever going to be easy. If that wasn’t clear before, this week at the Travelers Championship quickly brought back the reality of just how complicated playing golf is going to be each and every week. Perhaps two quiet weeks after a three-month
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5:05 PM ET Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a 2-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple of holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament’s second 60 of the
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