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CROMWELL, Conn.—Golf is a beautiful question, because it allows for multiple equations to produce the same answer. On Saturday at TPC River Highlands, that answer was 61. The formulas were Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson. Our apologies for reducing players to precepts. Yet the only commonality between these two figures is that they’ll be playing
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12:13 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — In the aftermath of seven withdrawals related to the coronavirus at this week’s Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour on Saturday implemented a new policy that will prohibit players from coming on property while waiting for their first test result in a new city. Beginning at next week’s Rocket Mortgage
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CROMWELL, Conn.—Matt Wallace was on the first tee and he didn’t know what to do. The starter had announced Wallace’s name, which has been standard these past three weeks despite no fans to announce the name to, and he had struck a beauty of a baby fade to the right-center of the fairway. He put
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12:24 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — Denny McCarthy tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship on Friday along with Bud Cauley, who was paired with McCarthy during Thursday’s first round. “I was feeling pretty tired and sore after the round yesterday but didn’t think much of it because I had
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Editor’s note: In celebration of Golf Digest’s 70th anniversary, we’re revisiting the best literature and journalism we’ve ever published. This is the 70th of 70 installments. Future additions will be tied to current events, anniversaries and milestones. Catch up on earlier installments. In August 1975, on the 25th anniversary of Golf Digest, the editors of
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7:41 PM ET Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Mackenzie Hughes shot a career-low 60 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Travelers Championship as the PGA Tour tried to switch its focus back to golf amid growing concerns about the coronavirus. Hughes, a 29-year-old Canadian, had a chance to shoot the 12th sub-60 round
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There was a brief moment yesterday when, if we’re being honest, panic may have gotten the better of us. News dropped that additional players were withdrawing from the Travelers Championship due to COVID-19 concerns, and the Tour called an impromptu press conference with commissioner Jay Monahan, and the whole thing had a very Players-like feeling
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CROMWELL, Conn. — This is Brian Zimmerli’s favorite week. A week that’s more like a holiday. It has been since he was a kid, when he’d accompany his dad from nearby Glastonbury to the Greater Hartford Open, mesmerized by PGA Tour players in his backyard. Brian’s pops worked as a marshal for years. Eventually, Brian
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CROMWELL, Conn. — Brooks Koepka is planning to withdraw from the Travelers Championship, according to a Golfweek report, after his caddie Ricky Elliott tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, multiple sources tell Golf Digest that an announcement of other positives tests will come this afternoon. The PGA Tour has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. press conference with
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6:00 PM ET Cameron Champ became the second golfer on the PGA Tour to test positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from this week’s Travelers Championship. Champ, a two-time PGA Tour winner, took a COVID-19 test on Tuesday as part of the tour’s pre-tournament screening and will now be required to undergo 10 days
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12:10 PM ET Associated Press INCHEON, South Korea — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu closed with an even-par 72 to win the Korea Women’s Open on Sunday in her first tournament in four months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ryu won for the first time since the Japan Women’s Open in 2018, and it
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Editor’s note: In celebration of Golf Digest’s 70th anniversary, we’re revisiting the best literature and journalism we’ve ever published. Catch up on earlier installments. There are two protagonists in this story. One needs no introduction except his name, Jack Nicklaus. The other is the interrogator, Bob Verdi, who was a senior writer for Golf Digest
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9:10 PM ET Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father’s Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago at Olympic Club and hearing his father’s laughter on the phone to share the joy. Harbour Town was special in its own right. Dressed in his
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11:01 AM ET The first major championship to be contested in 2020, the PGA Championship, will be played at San Francisco’s Harding Park but without spectators. The PGA of America announced the decision on Monday after spending months considering other scenarios, including moving the tournament to another venue such as Valhalla in Kentucky or Quail
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