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DeChambeau takes final round lead after hot start at Rocket Mortgage Classic
DeChambeau takes final round lead after hot start at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau rolled in five birdies on his first 10 holes to take the early lead in Sunday's final round of the US PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic. The long-hitting DeChambeau quickly erased third round leader Matthew Wolff's three-shot cushion at the start of the day at the Detroit Golf Club. DeChambeau charged out of the gate with birdies on three of his first four holes and was 21-under with eight holes remaining.

Just like his grandpa, Tyler Strafaci wins North and South Amateur at Pinehurst
Just like his grandpa, Tyler Strafaci wins North and South Amateur at Pinehurst

Tyler Strafaci won the North and South Amateur on Saturday, joining his grandpa as the only grandfather/grandson duo to win the event at Pinehurst.

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead
Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him perform closer to his potential. An ice cream truck outside the Detroit Golf Club seemed to help. Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Carefree Matthew Wolff on verge of snapping out of his slump
Carefree Matthew Wolff on verge of snapping out of his slump

Matthew Wolff is on the verge of snapping out of his slump in Detroit, but he'll have to hold off bulky Bryson DeChambeau to get the job done.

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead
Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him perform closer to his potential. An ice cream truck outside the Detroit Golf Club seemed to help. Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Zalatoris wins at TPC Colorado for first Korn Ferry title

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) -- Will Zalatoris won the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes on Saturday for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.

How ice cream man helped Matthew Wolff scoop up lead in Detroit
How ice cream man helped Matthew Wolff scoop up lead in Detroit

Matthew Wolff scooped up the lead in Detroit with a little help from the ice cream man, who was driving around the area Saturday.

Matthew Wolff leads Bryson DeChambeau, Ryan Armour by three in Detroit
Matthew Wolff leads Bryson DeChambeau, Ryan Armour by three in Detroit

Matthew Wolff will take a three-shot advantage over Ryan Armour and Bryson DeChambeau into the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Will Zalatoris wrote his caddie a check for the winner
Will Zalatoris wrote his caddie a check for the winner's share, then went and won

Will Zalatoris has been patiently waiting to become the next stud amateur to win as a pro. On Sunday at TPC Colorado, it was finally his turn.

Hosung Choi whiffs with driver at Korea Tour event
Hosung Choi whiffs with driver at Korea Tour event

Playing Saturday in a Korea Tour event, Hosung Choi whiffed with his driver on the final hole at Aramir Country Club.

Thai boxing matches resume after lockdown, but audiences stay home
Thai boxing matches resume after lockdown, but audiences stay home

Thai boxing matches resumed on Saturday after more than three months as the nation eases its coronavirus lockdown, but fans of the popular sport will have to make do with watching on television for now. Leaders of the sport hailed the return to the ring after the shutdown, which left hundreds of boxers and referees without work, and said they hoped spectators would be allowed to attend matches again soon. Thailand's government has eased most curbs to try to revive an economy badly hit by the pandemic, with sports competitions among the latest activities to resume.

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European Tour's Indian Open canceled amid virus pandemic

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- The Indian Open event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

PGA Tour provides international-tour members with details of new 8-event series
PGA Tour provides international-tour members with details of new 8-event series

Professional golfers who compete on the PGA Tour's international tours received good news Friday as the Tour confirmed to them via email a new eight-event series.

Kirk, Simpson share US PGA lead in Detroit
Kirk, Simpson share US PGA lead in Detroit

Chris Kirk, seeking his first USPGA Tour title since 2015, and recent winner Webb Simpson shared the lead Friday after the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Michigan. Kirk, 35, walked away from golf last year, sidelining himself for seven months to address depression and alcohol abuse.

With mind not racing in Motor City, Webb Simpson eyes victory No. 3
With mind not racing in Motor City, Webb Simpson eyes victory No. 3

After a COVID-19 test led to a quick schedule revision, Webb Simpson is making the most of an unexpected appearance at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Co-leader Chris Kirk (65) slowly returning to form:
Co-leader Chris Kirk (65) slowly returning to form: 'My good is good enough'

Two weeks ago, Chris Kirk's road to recovery landed in the winner's circle. After rounds of 67-65, he again finds himself in contention at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Brooks Koepka highlights Workday Charity Open field; Tiger Woods sits out again
Brooks Koepka highlights Workday Charity Open field; Tiger Woods sits out again

Seven of the top 15 players in the world are set to tee it up next week at the Workday Charity Open, just not Tiger Woods.

Bryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in Detroit
Bryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in Detroit

Bryson DeChambeau chose to compete in the Rocket Mortgage Classic while many of the PGA Tour's top players skipped the tournament. DeChambeau had four birdies on his back nine Friday to close with a 5-under 67, giving him a share of the lead among the early starters in the second round. Matthew Wolff (64), Seamus Power (66) and Mark Hubbard (66) also were in front at 11-under 133 after the first wave of players finished their second round.

Bryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in Detroit
Bryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in Detroit

Bryson DeChambeau chose to compete in the Rocket Mortgage Classic while many of the PGA Tour's top players skipped the tournament. DeChambeau had four birdies on his back nine Friday to close with a 5-under 67, giving him a share of the lead among the early starters in the second round. Matthew Wolff (64), Seamus Power (66) and Mark Hubbard (66) also were in front at 11-under 133 after the first wave of players finished their second round.

Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic lead
Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

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. A year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to address alcohol abuse and depression, though

Bryson DeChambeau (67) continues to build on house edge off the tee
Bryson DeChambeau (67) continues to build on house edge off the tee

Long-driving Bryson DeChambeau is once again in contention, this time through 36 holes at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Matthew Wolff (64) snaps out of slump and now seeks a second title
Matthew Wolff (64) snaps out of slump and now seeks a second title

Funky swing, barely there beard, head-turning power and plenty of birdies. Hey, remember Matthew Wolff? He's back on top of a Tour board.

VIRUS DIARY: Pro golf without fans in an eerie green expanse

The PGA Tour is putting the world's best golfers on courses for the fourth time since it shut down March 12 as the pandemic descended. When a player made a pivotal putt as first-round leader Doc Redman did to close with a 7-under 65, no one clapped.

VIRUS DIARY: Pro golf without fans in an eerie green expanse
VIRUS DIARY: Pro golf without fans in an eerie green expanse

At the opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday, those were the sounds I heard when the eerie silence was broken. The PGA Tour is putting the world's best golfers on courses for the fourth time since it shut down March 12 as the pandemic descended.

Jim Mackay to caddie for Matthew Fitzpatrick in both Muirfield Village events
Jim Mackay to caddie for Matthew Fitzpatrick in both Muirfield Village events

Jim Mackay will loop for Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Workday Charity Open and then again the following week at the Memorial Tournament.

Boxing legend Duran leaves hospital after COVID-19 scare
Boxing legend Duran leaves hospital after COVID-19 scare

Panamanian Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran was released from hospital Thursday after being treated for coronavirus, the six-time boxing world champion announced via social media. The message included a video showing him leaving the hospital in a wheelchair and wearing a face mask, as medical personnel around him wave small Panamanian flags. Duran, 69, checked into a private hospital in Panama City on June 25 after showing symptoms of a bad cold that turned out to be the coronavirus.

PGA Tour player Cameron Champ says he never had COVID-19
PGA Tour player Cameron Champ says he never had COVID-19

Cameron Champ lathered up his hands with sanitizer as he made the turn in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, trying to stay healthy enough to keep competing. Champ was added to the field at the Detroit Golf Club 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. Champ, however, said he does not believe he ever had COVID-19.

Cameron Champ:
Cameron Champ: 'It's pretty clear that I never had [COVID-19]'

Cameron Champ says he's playing in this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic, where he shot 69 Thursday, because it was "pretty clear" he never had COVID-19.

Three tied for the lead at Rocket Mortgage
Three tied for the lead at Rocket Mortgage

In the opening round of the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, Kevin Kisner, Doc Redman and Scott Stallings all carded 7-under 65's, placing them in the three-way tie atop of the leaderboard after 18 holes at Detroit Golf Club.

Despite opening 66, Bryson DeChambeau
Despite opening 66, Bryson DeChambeau 'agitated' with his 'B-game'

Bryson DeChambeau carded an opening-round 66 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, but left "agitated" after not having his best stuff that left him a shot off the lead.

European Tour lifts suspension for Thorbjorn Olesen
European Tour lifts suspension for Thorbjorn Olesen

With his court case delayed to December 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thorbjorn Olesen has had his European Tour suspension lifted.

Chase Koepka added to Workday field at Muirfield Village
Chase Koepka added to Workday field at Muirfield Village

Chase Koepka has been added to the inaugural Workday Charity Open, the first of two back-to-back events at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Chase Koepka added to field for Workday Charity Open

One selfless act by Chase Koepka has led to two opportunities on the PGA Tour, starting next week in the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. The PGA Tour created an additional spot in the field next week for Koepka, the younger brother of four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, after he chose to withdraw from the Travelers Championship from being around a caddie who tested positive for the coronavirus. Chase Koepka earned his spot in the Travelers through Monday qualifying.

PGA of America renames Horton Smith Award
PGA of America renames Horton Smith Award

The PGA of America has renamed its Horton Smith Award to the PGA Professional Development Award, effective immediately.

Francesco Molinari moving to California, out until PGA Championship
Francesco Molinari moving to California, out until PGA Championship

Francesco Molinari said he won't play competitively until the PGA Championship as he moves his family from London to California.

PGA of America removes Horton Smith's name from award

The PGA of America is renaming its Horton Smith Award after a review of history revealed Smith defended the Caucasian-only membership clause when he served as PGA president in the early 1950s. The PGA of America board voted to rename it the PGA Professional Development Award. It honors a PGA member for outstanding contributions to professional education.

Gemma Dryburgh sees off Georgia Hall in tense finish to win Rose Ladies Series at the Buckinghamshire
Gemma Dryburgh sees off Georgia Hall in tense finish to win Rose Ladies Series at the Buckinghamshire

Georgia Hall knows how special it feels for a professional to win a tournament with their father as caddie and although the status of the Rose Ladies Series event hosted at The Buckinghamshire hardly compares to a major, nobody should doubt Gemma Dryburgh's joy. With her father, John, on the bag, Dryburgh, the world No 221, overhauled Hall, the 2018 Women's British Open champion, in a dramatic finish at the Denham course. Hall was two clear as she came to the final hole, but a bogey offered Dryburgh, the 27-year-old from Aberdeen, an opportunity she was not to forsake. With back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th, before another on the 16th and then a 15-footer for a par on the 17th,...

Redman, Stallings take early lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic
Redman, Stallings take early lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

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.

Golfer Olesen
Golfer Olesen's ban lifted after sex assault trial delayed

Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen was cleared Thursday to return to playing on the European Tour after his trial on charges including sexual assault was delayed until the end of next year. Olesen, a member of the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup team, was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport last July upon his return from the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis. The 30-year-old pleaded not guilty to all three charges in December and was due to return to court for his trial starting May 11.

Slumping Rickie Fowler ready to launch at Rocket Mortgage Classic
Slumping Rickie Fowler ready to launch at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Despite missed cuts piling up amid swing changes, Rickie Fowler is in position to break out of his slump after an opening 67 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Thorbjorn Olesen free to play on
Thorbjorn Olesen free to play on 'UK swing' after European Tour lifts suspension pending delayed trial

Thorbjorn Olesen is free to play in the upcoming "UK swing" after the European Tour lifted the indefinite suspension on the Dane, who is awaiting trial on a sexual assault charge. The Ryder Cup golfer's playing privileges were put on hold last August "pending a legal outcome" after he was arrested and charged on three counts following an incident on a flight from Nashville to London following the World Golf Championship event in Memphis. It is alleged that the then 29-year-old abused passengers and crew before being calmed by 2018 Ryder Cup team-mate Ian Poulter. It is also alleged that Olesen then "molested" a woman while Poulter slept, before urinating in their first-class aisle. Olesen...

Golf: Blistering finish earns Redman share of early lead
Golf: Blistering finish earns Redman share of early lead

Redman, runner-up at last year's Mortgage Classic and still chasing a first PGA Tour win, made a quiet start at the Detroit Golf Club, picking up a single birdie on his outward nine. Stallings got off to a birdie/bogey start but was error free the rest of the way, capping his round with back-to-back birdies to join fellow American Redman atop the leaderboard.

Redman right at home at Detroit Golf Club
Redman right at home at Detroit Golf Club

Doc Redman is red-hot at Detroit Golf Club again, firing seven of his eight birdies on the back nine Thursday to grab a share of the early first-round lead in the US PGA Tour Rocket Mortgage Classic. Redman, 22, was a surprise runner-up in Detroit last year after coming through Monday qualifying. After a bogey at the 10th put him even for the day in the wake of a lone front-nine birdie, Redman caught fire with seven birdies the rest of the way in a seven-under par 65.

Chris Kirk rides KFT victory momentum to 5-under 67 at Rocket Mortgage
Chris Kirk rides KFT victory momentum to 5-under 67 at Rocket Mortgage

Chris Kirk didn't waste any time Thursday trying to build on his restoration, shooting 5-under 67 in Round 1 of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Change to PGA virus policy lets Champ start at Detroit
Change to PGA virus policy lets Champ start at Detroit

A US PGA Tour coronavirus policy change involving asymptomatic players allowed American Cameron Champ to enter the field for the Rocket Mortgage Classic that teed off Thursday in Detroit. The change began Wednesday night involved players who test positive but show no symptoms of the deadly virus that forced a three-month tour shutdown before events resumed in June. After several asymptomatic positive tour tests followed by negative tests and following direct consultation with the CDC, the PGA decided to move forward within CDC guidelines allowing players and caddies who test positive but show no COVID-19 symptoms to return to competition if they have two negative tests at least 24 hours...

PGA Tour shortens players
PGA Tour shortens players' path to return from COVID-19

The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that it will alter its health and safety plan to allow asymptomatic players a quicker road to return. Tour player Cameron Champ will be the first to take advantage of the new standards as he was allowed back into the field at this weekend's Rocket Mortgage Challenge at Detroit after three negative coronavirus tests in a 72-hour period. Champ was originally placed on a 10-day self-isolation period after testing positive for COVID-19 on June 23.

Champ can play under tour
Champ can play under tour's latest coronavirus policy change

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. Champ is among six players and two caddies on the PGA Tour who have tested positive. Ricky Elliott, the caddie for Brooks Koepka, tested positive before the Travelers Championship last week in Connecticut, and then had a negative test.

PGA Tour updates policy on players who test positive but are asymptomatic
PGA Tour updates policy on players who test positive but are asymptomatic

Effective immediately, any player or caddie who tests positive for COVID-19 but appears asymptomatic may return to competition following two negative test results at least 24 hours apart.

Simpson returning to PGA Tour after family coronavirus scare
Simpson returning to PGA Tour after family coronavirus scare

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 said Wednesday, a day before the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

PGA Tour adjusts stipend program for players, caddies with COVID-19
PGA Tour adjusts stipend program for players, caddies with COVID-19

In a memo sent to players Wednesday, the PGA Tour adjusted its stipend program for players and caddies who have tested positive for the coronavirus.


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