Golf
June 10
Jaycee Rhodes won the Senior Showcase with an even-par 72: “To have this opportunity was awesome,” she said.

No cancellation this time: Eastview's Rhodes wins girls' golf Senior Showcase

Jaycee Rhodes missed the past two high school seasons because of a transfer and a virus.
June 10
Rory McIlroy and his caddie walk off the seventh green during practice for the Charles Schwab Challenge

Golf passes initial test with no positive virus results

The PGA Tour is not simply picking up where it left off.
June 10

Koepka raises notion of not playing a Ryder Cup without fans

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka feels so strongly against a Ryder Cup without fans that he could see a scenario where some players protested by…
Golf
June 10

Golf mailbag: How much have you missed watching pro golf?

The PGA Tour returns to action Thursday in Fort Worth, Tex., at the Charles Schwab Challenge. We wondered how much you missed watching the pros play.
Golf
June 10
John Henry and Butch Davis

Reusse: On Hiawatha's tees, black golfers group sees course of America changing

At Hiawatha Golf Club on Tuesday, there was a search for perspective on where we are, where we could be going, in a city and a state these older black men have made home.
Golf
June 10
Gunnar Broin won the Senior Showcase on Tuesday with a 5-under 67. “I was so excited to be playing Bunker Hills one last time,” he said, “that I

With phones, without fans, boys' golfers play one last round

Gunnar Broin, who finished with a 5-under-par 67. was medalist in the Senior Showcase at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.
June 9

Column: Only thing normal about golf's return is the score

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were together on the first tee Tuesday morning, just like they were three weeks ago at Seminole for a charity match that was the first live golf on television in 66 days.
June 9
CBS golf announcer Jim Nantz will be alone in the broadcast booth as the PGA Tour resumes this week, but could talk to players during their round via

'Confession cam.' CBS wants players to boost tour's return to TV

Jim Nantz will be alone in the broadcast booth when the PGA Tour resumes its schedule Thursday. That's not the only voice CBS Sports wants to hear at Colonial.
June 9

PGA Tour to hold minute of silence at 8:46 to honor Floyd

The PGA Tour is leaving the 8:46 a.m. tee time vacant this week at Colonial as part of a tribute to George Floyd and to support efforts to end racial and social injustice.
June 9
Angela Stanford on the 18th green of the 2018 Evian Championship, which she won.

LPGA loses a major as Evian Championship in France canceled

The LPGA Tour lost its first major because of the COVID-19 pandemic when it announced Tuesday the Evian Championship in France has been canceled this…
June 9

Golfer Gary Player gets $5 million in legal dispute with son

Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player will get $5 million and the rights to his name and likeness back from a company operated by one of his sons, according to court documents filed in Florida.
June 8

What Would Have Been: London Calling and CWS opening weekend

There will be no Major League Baseball in London and no College World Series in Omaha because of the coronavirus pandemic. While the PGA Tour…
Golf
June 7
Tom Hoge, seen here in 2015, shows some of the loneliness rarely seen on the PGA Tour that will be in place by mandate when the tour resumes play Thur

Teeing off a new normal: PGA Tour players will need patience

The return of PGA Tour play, which kicks off this week in Texas, will include required coronavirus testing but no galleries for now.
Golf
June 6

A look at the return of the PGA Tour

A closer look at this week's Charles Schwab Challenge, and what to expect on the course.
Golf
June 6

Upcoming tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule

The PGA Tour returns this week at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. Here's a look at what's scheduled after that.
June 6
Tiger Woods plays in the pro-am round of the Memorial golf tournament in May, 2019

With governor's approval, Memorial Tournament to have fans

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine approved a plan for Muirfield Village Golf Club to have at least some fans for the Memorial in July, which would make it the first PGA Tour event with a crowd since the tour was shut down March 13.
June 5

Golf makes a conservative return with an eye on the long run

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan went from wondering if any golf would be played this year to a schedule that resumes next week with a…
Golf
June 4
Pro golf agent Jim Lehman, left, talked with PGA of America Minnesota section rules official Jim Manthis before Lehman’s first round at the PGA Minn

Precautionary golf on display at Minnesota Senior Open

New guidelines in the COVID-19 era kept contact minimal and spectators away from the first major event on the 2020 Minnesota golf calendar.
June 3

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday.The…
Golf
June 2
There won’t be large crowds if the 3M Open is played this summer. Last year, a group followed Charles Howell III at the TPC Twin Cities.

3M Open director says not much time to decide tournament's fate

Tournament director Hollis Cavner said a decision how — or if — the tournament will go must be made "very, very, very soon."
Golf
June 2
Tiger Woods and former NFL player Peyton Manning celebrate defeating Phil Mickelson and NFL player Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the 18th g

Souhan: 'The Match' made in golf/football heaven should get a sequel

The made-for-TV charity event was gobbled up by fans craving any sort of live sports, but it was compelling enough with personalities, banter and insight to merit imitators.
June 2

Ohio's Doubleheader: PGA Tour goes back-to-back at Muirfield

The course Jack Nicklaus built is getting golf's version of a doubleheader.The PGA Tour has reached an agreement with Workday Inc. to be title sponsor…
June 2

Column: A quiet, measured response from golf on civil unrest

Golf has never been known to move quickly.Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in…
June 1

What Would Have Been: Triple Crown finale and French finals

The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week if not…
Inspired
May 31
Jack Traxler is a senior on the golf team at Cretin-Derham Hall. Despite balance and vision problems from a brain tumor, he excels at golf.

When a brain tumor cut short his hockey dream, Cretin-Derham Hall student took up golf

Jack Traxler sees a lot of parallels between golf and his recovery.
Golf
May 28
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

3M tournament director Hollis Cavner believes the Minnesota tournament will be played with or without spectators.
May 28

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…
May 28

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.
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…
May 26
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.