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10:31 AM ET The Women’s British Open at Royal Troon, Scotland, is set to be played behind closed doors from Aug 20-23, the R&A announced on Tuesday. The Major Championship will be the first women’s tournament to return after the coronavirus pandemic halted play in April, providing the “necessary approvals” are secured. 1 Related Martin
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11:21 AM ET The Memorial Tournament has decided to go without spectators next week at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The tournament hosted by golf legend Jack Nicklaus was to be the first of the PGA Tour’s events in the reconfigured schedule to allow a minimum number of spectators. The plan was to
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10:18 AM ET Bryson DeChambeau is now the favorite to win the Masters at Caesars Sportsbook. DeChambeau capped a string of six consecutive top-10 finishes with a win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic over the weekend, causing sportsbooks to move him past Rory McIlroy and into the role of Masters favorite with 10-1 odds. McIlroy
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Bryson DeChambeau got the result he was looking for from transforming his body. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. DeChambeau shot a 7-under 65 at Detroit Golf
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7:00 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Wolff shot his second straight 8-under 64 to move into position for his second PGA Tour victory. He was at 19-under 197 at Detroit Golf Club.
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11:43 AM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — The Indian Open event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was initially postponed from March to an unspecified time later in 2020, but has now been scrapped following consultation with the European Tour
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7:27 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking advantage of a relatively weak field and course by PGA Tour standards. Chris Kirk was not. However, a year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to address alcohol
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5:23 PM ET Much like the PGA Tour, the PGA of America will require participants to take a COVID-19 test prior to the PGA Championship next month, while also outlining numerous recommendations for safe practices leading up to and during the week of the tournament. The PGA Championship, which was rescheduled from May to Aug.
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7:41 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Doc Redman is playing his best golf, priming himself to perhaps earn his first PGA Tour victory. Redman shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Bryson DeChambeau, the only player with top-10 finishes
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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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8:14 PM ET DETROIT — The nine-hole exhibition match between Bubba Watson and Harold Varner III against Jason Day and Wesley Bryan at The Rocket Mortgage Classic helped raise over $1 million towards the tournament’s charity initiative Wednesday. Watson and Varner won the match and Watson donated $25,000 to the Changing the Course efforts after
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3:29 PM ET DETROIT — Just a week after withdrawing from the Travelers Championship out of caution after his daughter tested positive for the coronavirus, and with now six PGA Tour players and two caddies testing positive, Webb Simpson said he believes golfers are taking protocols and safety measures more seriously than in previous weeks.
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