9:47 PM ET Associated Press A shorter PGA Tour season because of the pandemic has led the PGA of America to modify its two major awards for tour players. The Vardon Trophy, which dates to 1937 and is given to the PGA Tour player with the lowest adjust scoring average, required a play to complete
Month: August 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — It’s California in August. Sunshine and warmth! Sunglasses and sunscreen! Is there a word stronger than wrong? On Tuesday at Harding Park, it was sweater-vests and gloves. Beanies and hand warmers. The sun didn’t even consider showing itself. Temperatures hovered in the mid-50s. The ocean breeze made it feel 10 degrees colder.
In the video, Kopeka recalls the circumstances leading up to the tweet. During a rain delay at the BMW Championship last August, Koepka was scrolling through his Twitter feed, reading criticism from some of his haters, when one tweet in particular stuck out to him. The Twitter troll suggested he “stop playing and go drive
The first and second round tee times for the 2020 PGA Championship were announced Tuesday, headlined by the supergroup of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas. But this trio of former Wanamaker champs are far from the only marquee attraction. Here are the eight pairings we’re most excited for at TPC Harding Park. (All
11:11 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Brooks Koepka will begin his quest for a third consecutive PGA Championship title at 11:11 a.m. ET on Thursday at TPC Harding Park, playing alongside the last two major champions, Shane Lowry and Gary Woodland. Tiger Woods, the other major champion from 2019, will be two groups behind them,
Perhaps more than any other golfer in history, Tiger Woods has done a large portion of his winning at specific tournaments, on specific golf courses. Woods has never played as much as the average PGA Tour pro, instead crafting his schedule around courses that suit his eye. A remarkable 40 of his record-tying 82 career
7:38 AM ET Finally, after waiting more than a year, we will get to see the first golf major of 2020. And if watching PGA Tour players try their luck at a city-owned municipal course wasn’t enough, we’ll get a rare glimpse of Tiger Woods, who has played only four competitive rounds since February. Woods,
Finally, we can say something we haven’t been able to in over a year: it’s a major week. The world’s best players will take to the Bay Area this week for the PGA Championship, in what will be the first major championship for TPC Harding Park. It’s the beginning of a condensed, COVID-abbreviated major-championship season,
The 102nd PGA Championship will feature unprecedented 72-hole coverage from CBS, ESPN, ESPN+ and PGAChampionship.com. The new landmark deal between the PGA of America and its partners, beginning this year, will deliver 170 cumulative hours of live coverage, which is the most in PGA Championship history. Ninety-five of the top 100 players in the world
6:36 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — At long last, golf will see a major championship played in 2020. It’s been awhile. When Shane Lowry clutched the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush last summer, it seemed as if it would be a long wait until the Masters. Well, how about adding another four months to that?
As far as preparation for next week’s PGA Championship goes, Justin Bertsch’s is tough to beat. You might even call it drool-worthy. The 38-year-old club professional from Florida pegged it at Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill on Friday, Pebble Beach on Saturday (with a night at The Lodge in between) and the Bay Area’s
10:46 PM ET Associated Press TRUCKEE, Calif. — Richy Werenski holed a flop shot from the fairway on the par-4 16th for a five-point eagle and birdied the last for a one-point victory over Troy Merritt on Sunday in the Barracuda Championship. Werenski won for the first time on the PGA Tour, scoring 13 points
There has never been a better time to learn golf, and if you’ve come this far, it’s probably because you’ve figured that out on your own. By its nature, golf is uniquely suited for a social-distancing world—it’s a game played over a vast outdoor space, a worthwhile source of exercise, a diversion for the mind.
There will be no cart controversy at TPC Harding Park. On Sunday night the PGA Championship announced that John Daly has withdrawn from the event. Daly rose to fame at the 1991 PGA Championship, capturing the Wanamaker as a ninth alternate at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. However, Daly, 54, has made just three cuts
TPC Harding Park is the golden boy of San Francisco public golf, with fame, good fortune, and given its exposure as host to this year’s PGA Championship, an international audience and global reputation. That makes the contrast with its older brother, Lincoln Park Golf Course, a few miles northwest, all the more glaring. Technically, Lincoln
Every shot counts in golf, as the old saying goes. And so tour pros will often get creative when trying to play a wayward shot rather than take a drop and add a penalty stroke to their score. But we haven’t seen anybody get quite as creative as Joel Sjoholm did during the final round
12:03 PM ET ESPN and ESPN+ will provide comprehensive coverage of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Coverage will start Tuesday, with the reveal of featured groups and tee times, player interviews and news conferences, and continue on through Sunday’s final round of golf’s first major championship of 2020. Here’s the
With a victory on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Brendon Todd will pocket the $1.82 million first-place prize money payout. That’s quite the winner’s check for a journeyman pro who was considering giving up the game to open up a pizza franchise not all that long ago. To get a better