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Playing with dad, against ‘trash talking’ Woodses at PNC will bring pressure for Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas figures it will be his father, Mike, who will be the most nervous later this month when the duo is paired at the PNC Championship, but that doesn’t mean the 13-time PGA Tour winner won’t have his share of pressure. Thomas said he and Tiger Woods had been talking about playing the PNC […]

Report: Phoenix Open planning for ‘significantly scaled-back’ 16th hole

For fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the PGA Tour’s best on the West Coast Swing next year, the opportunities are dwindling. Tournament officials at the Farmers Insurance Open announced Monday that spectators won’t be allowed to attend the San Diego-area tournament. Similar decisions have also been made by organizers for the Sony Open in Hawaii […]

Golf Central Podcast: Rickie Fowler pushing 50 and pros/cons of new alliance

In this Golf Central Podcast, senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner lay out some key storylines for the PGA Tour’s year-ender, including Rickie Fowler close to falling outside the top 50 in the world ranking. They also weigh the pros and cons of the PGA and European tours’ strategic alliance. Source link

Brittany Lincicome withdraws from LPGA event after positive COVID-19 test

Brittany Lincicome has withdrawn from this week’s Volunteers of America Classic after testing positive for COVID-19. Lincicome made an announcement on Instagram last week, saying: “Although I have been very cautious, unfortunately I have tested positive for COVID-19. My husband and baby girl are both negative. I am now self-isolating and working on contract tracing […]

Farmers Insurance Open to be contested without fans in 2021

The Farmers Insurance Open will be contested without spectators because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Monday. The event is scheduled for Jan. 28-31 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. “We recognize that COVID-19 requires dramatic modifications to the operations of our annual event,” said Marty Gorsich, CEO of […]

Mayakoba Golf Classic odds: Justin Thomas or Brooks Koepka the favorite?

The PGA Tour year concludes at this week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic, with a stellar field that includes Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and defending champion Brendon Todd. Here’s a look at the odds, as of Monday morning, courtesy PointsBet Sportsbook: 6/1: Justin Thomas 10/1: Brooks Koepka 14/1: Harris English 18/1: Tony Finau, Daniel Berger, Abraham Ancer, […]

Christiaan Bezuidenhout wins Dunhill title, moves comfortably inside world’s top 50

As winds swirled and Leopard Creek Country Club showed its teeth, seemingly every challenger for the Alfred Dunhill Championship title faltered at some point Sunday. Bogeys, doubles and triples, oh my! Indeed, it was no coincidence that the Malelane, South Africa, layout borders Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Adrian Meronk, the 54-hole leader who was […]

Jon Rahm announces he and his wife, Kelley, are expecting their first child

Jon Rahm had a little extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Sure, the 26-year-old won twice and reached No. 1 in the world for the first time, but that wasn’t why. Instead, Rahm revealed Friday via social media that he and his wife, Kelley, are expecting their first child. “Feeling extra grateful this year, […]

Dustin Johnson opts to skip next week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic

The Masters champion is deciding to extend his post-Augusta break. Dustin Johnson announced Friday that he will not be teeing it up in next week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic, the final PGA Tour event of the year. “After much careful thought, I have made the difficult decision to withdraw,” Johnson said via a statement released by the […]

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