Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played his shot from the eighth tee Sunday.

PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.
Golf
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Matthew Wolff won the 2019 3M Open in front of a crowd that might not be there in 2020.

PGA Tour cancels John Deere Classic; 3M Open still scheduled for July 23-26

3M tournament director Hollis Cavner believes the Minnesota tournament will be played with or without spectators.
Golf
3:50pm

John Deere Classic chooses to cancel PGA Tour event

Two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to resume its schedule, John Deere Classic officials decided Thursday to cancel what would have been the…
Golf
8:50am

Europe hopes to resume golf by funding 5 new events in UK

The European Tour plans to resume its season the last full weekend in July with six tournaments in England and Wales that will include COVID-19…
Golf
May 26
Bunker Hills Golf Course, a frequent host of the Class 3A state tournament for boys and girls, is playing host to a senior golf showcase on June 9-10,

Minnesota PGA offers prep seniors one last 18-hole tournament

A pay-to-play senior golf "showcase'' will be held June 9-10 at Bunker Hills for top prep players whose season was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
May 26

Column: Golf can't expect to be this entertaining always

Now we know what Phil Mickelson is thinking over the most difficult of pitch shots.Because he was talking.It was one of the highlights from "The…
Golf
May 25
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who struggled for much of the day Sunday, played his shot from the 11th tee during The Match: Champions Fo

Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson.
Golf
May 25

What Would Have Been: Zack against Mets and Motor City golf

The Major League Baseball season would be about one-third of the way through its 162-game schedule if not for the coronavirus pandemic, and the NBA…
Golf
May 23
Phil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods shook hands after the first round of the 2018 Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Woods and Mickelso

Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA…
Golf
May 20

No Q-school and no changes to rosters of LPGA-run circuits

The LPGA Tour will not have its qualifying events at the end of the year, deciding Wednesday to keep the same roster of players it has on all of its tours.
Golf
May 19

Column: US Open loses part of identity without qualifying

The U.S. Open lost a big part of its identity.And it has nothing to do with par.For years, the USGA has boasted — and rightly…
Golf
May 19

Stay-at-home meant time to create disc golf course in Dellwood

Two Dellwood men created an elaborate 18-hole disc golf course for their neighborhood to help pass the time and keep active during Minnesota's stay-at-home order.
Golf
May 19

TV production does its part in conservative return to golf

Pressure wasn't limited to a closest-to-the-pin contest for six skins worth $1.1 million that Rory McIlroy won to wrap up the TaylorMade Driving Relief exhibition.Imagine…
Golf
May 18
In this Aug. 17, 1997, file photo, a rainbow arched above Davis Love III after he won the PGA Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y

U.S. Open no longer 'open,' eliminates qualifying

The COVID-19 pandemic, which already has postponed the U.S. Open at Winged Foot from June to September, has forced the USGA to do away with qualifying for the first time since 1924.
Golf
May 18

NBC says 2.35 million viewers for live golf's return to TV

The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year.
Golf
May 18

What Would Have Been: Indianapolis 500, MLB scandal series

The Brickyard and major league ballparks will be quiet during the Memorial Day weekend as most of the sports calendar remains on hold because of…
Golf
May 17
Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler walkws up the 15th fairway during the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins game Sunday at Seminole Golf Club

McIlroy delivers the winner as live golf returns to TV

Television had a skeleton crew on the grounds — the play-by-play and analysts were 200 miles away in St. Augustine, Florida, while host Mike Tirico was at his home office in Michigan.
Golf
May 17
President Donald Trump wants to see pro golf back in front of galleries packed with thousands of fans not needing to wear masks, he said Sunday.

Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks

Trump joined the NBC broadcast Sunday of "TaylorMade Driving Relief," a Skins game involving Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. It was the first live golf on television since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf and other sports on March 12.
Golf
May 16
Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy

Live golf returns to TV with a different look at Seminole

Live golf returns to television on Sunday, and it might not look entirely familiar except for the players. No caddies. The only rake on the…
Golf
May 16

Ernie Gonzalez, winner of 1986 Pensacola Open, dies at 59

Ernie Gonzalez, who spent four years on the PGA Tour and won the rain-shortened Pensacola Open in 1986, has died. He was 59.
Golf
May 15
Lumpy 1 Mike Leuthner, left, and Tim Herron, Lumpy 2, were part of a group of pals at Wayzata High School in the late ’80s.

Reusse: Herron will always be Lumpy 2 among Wayzata peers

Before Tim Herron became known as Lumpy on the PGA Tour, he asked Wayzata's first Lumpy for permission.
Golf
May 15

Tirico hosting live golf from 1,000 miles away

Mike Tirico returns to his role as host Sunday on NBC when live golf is shown on television for the first time in more than…
Golf
May 15
Rory McIlroy reacts after finishing on the 9th green during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orland

McIlroy won't golf with Trump again. 'It's not the way a leader should act'

Rory McIlroy says he wouldn't play golf again with President Donald Trump and doubts he would even be invited after questioning his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Golf
May 14
Dustin Johnson left, and Rory McIlroy

Johnson, McIlroy prepare for golf return before TV audience

Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play another round of golf until four days ago, the start of a crash…
Golf
May 14

PGA Champ Thomas set to take swing on 2K21 video game cover

Justin Thomas can put down the driver and grab a controller: The former PGA Championship winner made the cover of the "PGA Tour 2K21" video…
Coronavirus
May 14
Matthew Wolff hit a shot at last year’s 3M Open in Blaine. Tournament officials are working on several scenarios depending on coronavirus concerns f

Swabs, screening will greet golfers before tournament play tees off

The PGA Tour is scheduled to resume its season four weeks from Thursday in Texas, and there will be a myriad of precautions in tow. The 3M Open in Blaine is scheduled to start July 23.
Golf
May 13

Tour plans constant testing, limited access for golf return

Players, caddies and key staff around them will be tested once a week for the new coronavirus, and everyone at the golf course will have…
Golf
May 12
In this Sept. 28, 2018 file photo, Dustin Johnson left, and Rory McIlroy shake hands on 16th green at the end of a fourball match on the opening day o

Golf's soft opening has Arizona event, made-for-TV matches

Televised golf returns Sunday in South Florida with an exhibition match at Seminole to fund COVID-19 relief efforts.
Golf
May 12

TV special on 'Tiger Slam' to air after Woods' charity match

Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit…
Golf
May 12
Golfers practice putting at Braemar Golf Course in Edina.

Golf mailbag: Sharing your feelings about socially distanced golf

After a month of hitting the course with modified rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we took your temperature about what it's like playing this way.
Golf
May 11
Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker (right) has asked two-time U.S. captain Davis Love III (far left) and Zach Johnson (center) to be his assistants for

Stricker appoints Love, Zach Johnson as Ryder Cup assistants

Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker has asked two-time U.S. captain Davis Love III and Zach Johnson to be his assistants for the upcoming matches at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
May 11
Phil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods

Woods, Mickelson, QBs to donate $10 million to virus relief

The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club.
Golf
May 11

What Would Have Been: Another PGA major, Triple Crown race

While NASCAR will resume its season with live racing and the world's No. 1-ranked golfer is part of a televised charity skins match, the sports…
Golf
May 8

Column: Glimmer of hope for sports, but don't pop champagne

Finally, some signs of hope.It's only a glimmer. Let's not pop the champagne just yet.But there's baseball in South Korea and Taiwan. NASCAR is getting…
May 5
Brendon Todd, during last summer's 3M Open in Blaine.

Todd ready to return to PGA Tour, willing to take on risks

Brendon Todd sees risks involved in the PGA Tour resuming its schedule next month, and he's willing to take them. Todd, who won back-to-back weeks…
May 5

Column: Strong play won't go unrewarded for Harris English

The sure solution to just about any problem in golf always is to play better.Harris English wondered if that would be enough.If going six years…
Golf
May 4
Amy Olson, LPGA golfer from Fargo, working on her putting in her front hallway in Fargo.

Used to nomadic life, pro golfers are settling into staying put

With schedules on hold, pro golfers have defaulted into an extended taste of home life — and grown to like it.
May 4

McIlroy, Johnson headline charity match for COVID-19 relief

Live golf returns to television in just under two weeks with a $3 million charity skins match for COVID-19 relief that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin…
Golf
May 1

Minnesota golfers and their 'off-season'

A look at how Minnesotans — and adopted ones — are waiting out this pandemic pause before pro golf tours are scheduled to return in June and July.
April 30
Harris English drives a ball from the 12th tee during the second round of the British Open in 2015.

In a virus-shortened season, no one loses a PGA Tour card

The PGA Tour said players exempt for this season will keep the same status for the 2020-21 season that is scheduled to start in September unless they earn a higher ranking after this shortened season.
April 30

Adam Scott goes live; all square after 9 holes with a mate

Adam Scott's "Nine holes with a mate" was authentic, if nothing else.