Former Spring Lake Park and Winona State golfer Troy Merritt teed off on the 18th hole during last year's 3M Open.

Minnesota's 3M Open keeps spot as major golf tournaments reschedule

If the 3M Open is played as scheduled in July, PGA Tour and tournament officials intend it will be held with spectators attending at the TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine.
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Immelman has big shoes to fill as Presidents Cup captain

Trevor Immelman of South Africa has big shoes to fill as the next International captain for the Presidents Cup, and that goes beyond a figure…
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AP Was There: Snead tops Hogan in playoff to win '54 Masters

A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed…
Golf
April 6

Put it in pencil: The new schedule for major golf championships

The revised calendar for the 2020 major golf championships — minus the British Open, which was canceled — and the Ryder Cup, which remains on its originally scheduled dates but is now a week after the U.S. Open.
Golf
April 6
FILE - In this Tuesday April 2, 2019 file photo the Claret Jug is placed on display to the media at Royal Portrush, Dunluce course, Northern Ireland.

British canceled, Masters to November in major rescheduling

Golf's major organizations have been trying to piece together a puzzle for the last three weeks and each agreed to announce their schedules at the same time in a show of collaboration.
Martin Kaymer, of Germany, looks at his name on top of the leaderboard on the second hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in
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Golf
April 6

Sportsbooks are dark and odds are long in Las Vegas

Nobody would have given odds on this.
Coronavirus
April 5
At courses like Troy Burne in Hudson, Wis., workers are being allowed to maintain courses at an important time when they transition from winter.

Minnesota golf courses seek approval to allow course maintenance

Minnesota is one of only three states with coronavirus restrictions in which employees are not being allowed to perform maintenance on their golf courses.
Golf
April 5
Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea reacted to being doused with champagne after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament last year in South Carolina.

U.S. Women's Open in Houston postponed until December

The U.S. Women's Open in Houston is now scheduled for two weeks before Christmas.
Golf
April 5

Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened.The games, as we know them, are shut down. We'll never know if San Diego State…
Coronavirus
April 1
Coping with hope: fans create diversions in a world without sports

Coping with hope: fans create diversions in a world without sports

From play-by-play of driveway P-I-G games to makeshift backyard golf courses, enthusiasts endure their new normal with inventive solutions.
Golf
March 31
Silver medalist Henrik Stenson, of Sweden; gold medalist Justin Rose, of Britain; and bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, of the United States, after the fin

Postponing Olympics merely an inconvenience for golf

Golf has a place in the Olympics, even if it took a century to get back in. But the reaction — or lack of one — to the decision of postponing the Olympics was a reminder that a gold medal isn't the standard.
Golf
March 31

South Korea's top 2 LPGA Tour players on longest break ever

Jin Young Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes.Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24…
Golf
March 27

House of Davis Love III destroyed by early morning fire

The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said.
Coronavirus
March 27
Golfers hit Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee Thursday. The course was open with guidelines on how to stay in compliance with social distancing, but i

Playing through? Golf group wants courses open during stay-at-home order

Golfers played Thursday in Shakopee and New Prague, which remained open while others were shut down. The stay-at-home order goes into effect this weekend.
Coronavirus
March 26

Safety practices for golf in the COVID-19 era

Two metro-area golf courses deployed measures to encourage social distancing, and state golf advocates believe there are ways to make the game safe amid coronavirus concerns.
Golf
March 25

Nona Blues: G-Mac concerned with restaurants and his golf

Graeme McDowell finds motivation in short supply as he tries to keep his golf game sharp without knowing when the next tournament will be played.…
Golf
March 25
A raised liner cup at Elk Ridge Golf Course in Carson, Wash., on Thursday, March 19, 2020. To reduce the risk of coronavirus infection when players re

Fore! Golfers play on, for now, with precautions in place

Washtenaw Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in Michigan, typically only has to worry about the weather in March.
Golf
March 25
Matthew Wolff poses with the 3M Open trophy after winning the event last July at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine.

Delaying Olympics bodes well for 3M Open field if pandemic subsides

Golf tournaments with $75 million in prize money have been affected by coronavirus shutdowns. That means star players will likely enter as many remaining events as they can to earn lucrative FedEx Cup points.
Golf
March 24

Column: Colonial plans for tournament that might not happen

Michael Tothe was supposed to be at the World Golf Championships event this week in Austin, Texas, to resume recruiting players for the Charles Schwab…
Coronavirus
March 24
The top eight finishers in the latest Cactus Tour event kept their distance from each other when they received their checks.

Playing through the virus: Minnesota pro Burnham on golf's mini-tour

Former Wayzata standout girls' golfer Sarah Burnham is finding competition in the Cactus Tour in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Golf
March 22

South African player tests positive for the coronavirus

The tour said in statement the 26-year-old Victor Lange received the diagnosis Tuesday night.
Golf
March 22
The major golf tours may have shut down during the coronavirus outbreak, but a handful of mini tours are playing through. Anna Nordqvist won a Cactus

Mini tours playing through during virus outbreak

The major golf tours may have shut down during the coronavirus outbreak, but a handful of mini tours are playing through.
Golf
March 22
Brooks Koepka kisses the Wanamaker trophy after winning the PGA Championship last May. This year's event, like the Msters, has been postponed.

PGA Championship the second major postponed by coronavirus

The PGA Championship, set for May 14-17 at Harding Park in San Francisco, will be rescheduled. Augusta National announced Friday that the Masters, scheduled for April 9-12, also would be played at a later day.
Golf
March 17

Uncertainty with majors as much about who plays as when

The new slogan the U.S. Open introduced just 17 days ago is an indication of how complicated it will be for golf to resume, assuming…
Golf
March 17
3M Open CEO Hollis Cavner described PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan as "solid in crisis mode" as the tour reacted to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reusse: Cavner says PGA Tour got virus action right

3M Open CEO says tour commissioner Jay Monahan "is solid in crisis mode."
March 17

Networks get through first weekend with taped programming

Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was…
March 16

Report: Augusta National to close club by end of the week

Augusta National first postponed the Masters. Now the home of the Masters is closing its club.Golf Digest obtained a letter from Chairman Fred Ridley to…
March 16

Brooks Koepka says he won't be joining Premier Golf League

Brooks Koepka said Sunday he has no interest in the Premier Golf League, another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept…
March 13
Amen Corner, the most storied section of Augusta National, is usually in full bloom with azaleas, dogwoods and magnolias during Masters Week. (Augusta

No rite of spring for golf: Masters postponed due to virus

Augusta National on Friday postponed the Masters, another massive hit to the spring sports calendar from the new coronavirus that already is responsible for the loss of March Madness and the delay of opening day baseball.
March 13

Masters, Boston Marathon postponed due to coronavirus

The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed.There was…
March 13

The road to the Masters leads nowhere as golf shuts down

For the last 75 years, the golf landscape never changed. March brought anticipation of azaleas and Amen Corner, of the drive down Magnolia Lane and the chase for a green jacket.
March 12
Fans watch during the first round of The Players Championship on Thursday

No fans, now no players: PGA Tour shuts down for a month

The Players Championship went from having no fans to having no players.
March 12
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan is broadcast on a score board on the 18th green, during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament

PGA Tour to carry on without spectators for the next month

The PGA Tour plans to keep playing, just without anyone watching from outside the ropes because of the coronavirus outbreak.
March 12
Tiger Woods acknowledges the cheering crowd before teeing off during the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 18, 2018, at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orl

Tiger Woods elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame

Already among the greatest on the golf course, Tiger Woods will join them in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
March 11

Patrick Reed prepares for raucous reception at famed 17th

Patrick Reed has a plan for the famed par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass.
March 11

Players Championship doesn't always favor the best in golf

Rory McIlroy didn't break par until his fourth appearance at The Players Championship.
March 10
Rory McIlroy gives a thumbs-up after winning The Players Championship in 2019.

McIlroy trying to end spell of no repeat winners at Players

No one has ever won back-to-back at The Players Championship since it moved to the TPC Sawgrass in 1982. Rory McIlroy might have as good a chance as anyone before him.
March 10

Column: PGA Tour dealing with more attention off the course

Such is the clamor around the PGA Tour that Commissioner Jay Monahan spoke for 45 minutes Tuesday before anyone mentioned Tiger Woods.
March 9
Tyrrell Hatton reacted to the weight of the championship trophy after posing for photos with it after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday

Hatton hangs on to win Bay Hill for first PGA Tour title

Tyrrell Hatton felt the Arnold Palmer Invitational slipping away Sunday, perhaps unaware that everyone else trying to survive another brutal test at Bay Hill was feeling the same way.
March 9

PGA Tour media deal aimed at more video for bigger audience

The PGA Tour announced an expansive media rights deal Monday that brings ESPN back into the fold with its streaming service, joining two networks as part of a package designed to deliver more video content and reach a broader audience.
March 9

No fans, no fun: Athletes uneasy over empty-arena solutions

As U.S. sports leagues weigh whether to bar fans from ballparks and stadiums to help stall the coronavirus outbreak, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija is one of the few players who can tell them exactly what that feels like.