Golf

Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after winning the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 24, 2020 - 3:24 am
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is back to No. 1 in the world and wants to stay there as long as he can. The manner in which he obliterated one of the strongest fields of the year at The Northern Trust is to wonder how he ever left in the first place. At his best, no one makes golf look easier...
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Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after winning the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 23, 2020 - 9:06 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dark clouds gathered. Thunder rumbled. Lightning flashed on the horizon. Just as unsettling was seeing Dustin Johnson in complete control of his game with a performance worthy of his return to No. 1 in the world. He was as close to unbeatable as he has ever been. Johnson capped...
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August 23, 2020 - 12:39 pm
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Sophia Popov became the first female golfer from Germany to capture a major title when she won the Women’s British Open by two strokes at Royal Troon on Sunday. Popov, who went into the final round with a three-shot lead, bounced back from bogeying the first hole by making...
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Dustin Johnson reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 22, 2020 - 8:22 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson arrived at the TPC Boston this week, headed to the practice range and then looked at his swing coach. “He said, ‘Bro, what am I supposed to be working on again?’” Claude Harmon said Saturday as he watched his pupil set another personal record in The Northern...
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Scottie Scheffler hits off the 15th tee during the second round of the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 21, 2020 - 7:10 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — It took a disappointing par for Scottie Scheffler to realize he was making enough birdies to have a shot at 59, and he seized on the chance Friday with four birdies over his last five holes to post the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. For the longest time, it looked like...
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August 21, 2020 - 6:05 pm
TROON, Scotland (AP) — As if Royal Troon isn’t playing hard enough for the world’s top female golfers this week, Dani Holmqvist is going around the wind-swept Scottish links carrying a nagging back injury from a cart crash in 2018. It’s not stopping the Swede leading the Women’s British Open after...
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Tiger Woods rubs his neck while on the driving range prior to his round of the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 20, 2020 - 7:26 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a hot start Thursday before even hitting his first shot. The images of Woods on the practice range rubbing his upper back with a towel and placing a cold bottle of water on the back of his neck was alarming for someone who has endured four back surgeries...
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August 20, 2020 - 3:41 am
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jessica Korda, one of the top U.S. hopes at the Women's British Open, withdrew from the first major of the year because of medical reasons before the first round started Thursday. Organizers said Korda's issues were “unrelated to COVID-19.” Katja Pogacar of Slovenia replaced...
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Brooks Koepka watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
August 19, 2020 - 11:44 am
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Brooks Koepka ended a forgettable season Wednesday when he withdrew from The Northern Trust with what he described as nagging hip and knee injuries. Koepka was No. 97 in the FedEx Cup standings. He would have needed a good week at the TPC Boston to reach the top 70 and advance...
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August 18, 2020 - 3:24 pm
A self-confessed “control freak” on the golf course, Danielle Kang likes her ball to end up where she intended it to go. That likely explains her underwhelming career record at the Women’s British Open, given the bumps, hollows and undulations on the event’s old links courses. Maybe this year will...
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