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1:33 PM ET Bettors and bookmakers enjoyed their busiest weekend since the coronavirus pandemic halted the sports world in mid-March, with UFC leading the way and golf and NASCAR attracted higher-than-normal betting interest at some U.S. sportsbooks. FanDuel said the amount wagered on the TaylorMade Driving Relief match between Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson versus
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3:47 PM ET One of the distinctive charms of the U.S. Open will be missing from this year’s postponed championship, as local and sectional qualifying for the event has been canceled. The United States Golf Association announced the decision Monday and said that staging the numerous events around the country — with three sectionals held
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6:24 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — 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. The TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday from Seminole Golf Club was shown from 2 p.m. ET
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7:34 PM ET ESPN News Services Rory McIlroy delivered the winning shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who had not won a skin since the sixth hole, had a chance
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Apr 16, 2020 ESPN staff On Thursday, the PGA Tour announced plans to return to action in mid-June. Earlier this month, three of the men’s major championships — the Masters, PGA Championship and U.S. Open — all outlined their plan for the remainder of the year. The other major, The Open, announced it was canceling
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12:32 PM ET Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — Lim Hee-jeong shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the KLPGA Championship. She was followed by Park Hyun-kyung (67) and overnight leader Bae Seon-woo (72). Lim was at 15-under 201 overall at Lakewood Country Club. The women’s tournament joins
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12:45 PM ET Associated Press 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. McIlroy did an hour-plus interview for the McKellar Journal in which he was asked whether he regretted the February 2017 round with Trump
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11:03 AM ET Associated Press The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled. The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan emphasizing the long-term health
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9:19 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Zach Smith won the Scottsdale Open on Thursday, closing with an 8-under 62 for a three-stroke victory in the mini-tour event that saw some PGA Tour players return to competition. The PGA Tour suspended play in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is set to return
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8:40 PM ET With the PGA Tour set to resume its revised schedule next month in Texas, a lengthy memo was sent to players outlining the various procedures that will be put in place, highlighted by a testing approach that will include coronavirus testing as well as daily thermal screens. A copy of the memo
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11:18 PM ET Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean women’s golf tour is starting up again with the KLPGA Championship opening on Thursday, an event that will be played without fans on the course. Women’s golf in South Korea joins Korea’s professional baseball and soccer leagues, which have already restarted in the
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3:46 PM ET The match is set, the trash-talking has begun and the odds are on the board for a star-studded, 18-hole event to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts on Memorial Day weekend. Caesars Sportsbook on Monday opened Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning as the favorites over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in “The
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This is the longest the Korda sisters have gone without playing a golf tournament since turning pro. The LPGA Tour’s season went on pause starting in February and won’t restart until July 15th. With the unexpected downtime, the sisters are finding outlets for their competitive energy and staying entertained—everything from binging Ozark on Netflix to
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5:28 PM ET Phil Mickelson has been planning a move to Florida, and now he’s got a place to play golf there, too. Mickelson said on The Dan Patrick Show on Monday that he is joining Michael Jordan‘s exclusive “The Grove XXIII” club, which opened last fall in South Florida. Mickelson, 49, said he and
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