Golf

1:12 PM ET British golfers Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell have backed calls for the resumption of recreational golf in England after courses were temporarily closed. Under the new lockdown restrictions announced by Boris Johnson earlier this week, recreational golf courses have been forced to close. Westwood and McDowell have both promoted an online petition
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11:09 AM ET Mike Whan, who took over the LPGA Tour during a tumultuous time in its his history more than 10 years ago, announced Wednesday that he will step down as commissioner sometime in 2021. Whan, 55, notified the LPGA board of directors that he will transition out of the role this year, with
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6:12 PM ET The Masters Tournament has delayed its ticketing process for the 2021 championship as it seeks a way to allow some spectators to return for the first major of the year. Dustin Johnson won the 2020 Masters, which was postponed from April to November because of the coronavirus pandemic, before just a smattering
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9:55 PM ET ESPN News Services Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman said on social media Sunday he’s in the hospital after a positive coronavirus test. Norman, 65, said he’s getting an antibody treatment in Florida and hopes to be released on Sunday. “I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain
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1:04 AM ET Associated Press Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman shared photos on social media Friday suggesting he has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The 65-year-old Australian posted a video on Instagram on Thursday night saying he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms, then posted photos Friday showing himself in a hospital bed. “This sums it all
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6:43 AM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — Lee Westwood was voted as the European Tour’s golfer of the year for 2020 on Monday, winning the award for the fourth time in his career after ending the season as the Race to Dubai champion at the age of 47. Westwood started the 27th year
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4:09 PM ET ESPN News Services ORLANDO, Fla. — Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods traded text messages on the eve of the final round at the PNC Championship, their teams tied for the lead and in contention. Neither mentioned winning. This was about Woods getting to play alongside 11-year-old son Charlie, watching him twirl the
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3:27 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Jin Young Ko missed most of the LPGA Tour season and still won the yearlong money title. That’s what a $1.1 million check does. Ko, the No. 1 player in the world, put an emphatic capper on her truncated year Sunday by shooting a final-round 6-under 66
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Top-ranked Jin Young Ko took the lead into the weekend in the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship, putting herself in position to win the season money title in only four events. Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in chilly and breezy conditions at Tiburon Golf
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6:00 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan no longer measures success by making it to the end of year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A schedule for 2021 he released Friday suggests the LPGA Tour came out stronger than ever. The LPGA Tour has added two tournaments and didn’t
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