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Woods, DeChambeau attracting attention

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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau pounded shots along the front nine of Muirfield Village, a nine-hole practice round Wednesday that no doubt would have attracted a capacity crowd if spectators were allowed at the Memorial.

They are gobbling up most of the attention in golf, for entirely different reasons.

One of them because he's Woods.


Lowry: Strange not to be at British Open

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) This week should have started with Shane Lowry driving into Royal St. George’s along the eastern coast of England and handing over the silver claret jug, a relatively recent tradition for golf’s oldest championship.

Wednesday should have been the final practice round before the British Open. Read More...

Struggling McIlroy brings in swing coach

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Bryson DeChambeau is on a roll going into the Memorial with top 10s in his last seven starts dating to March, including a victory the last time he played at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Rory McIlroy was going even better. He had seven straight tournaments in the top 5 - including a victory in a World Golf Championships event in Shanghai - until the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf. Read More...

LPGA to resume with testing, maybe fans

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) The LPGA Tour is ready to get back to work for the first time in nearly six months with a plan that includes saliva testing for the coronavirus and no illusions the rest of the year will go smoothly.

The LPGA Tour was last played on Feb. 16 when Inbee Park won the Women's Australian Open. Three tournaments in Asia were halted, and then the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports. Read More...

2021 Curtis Cup moved off Solheim dates

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Golf organizers fixed an oversight Wednesday by agreeing to move the pandemic-postponed Curtis Cup so that it doesn’t conflict with the Solheim Cup.

The Curtis Cup was to be held this year at Conwy Golf Club in Wales until the COVID-19 pandemic led to a series of postponements. It originally was pushed back to Sept. 3-5 in 2021, except that’s the same week as the Solheim Cup at Inverness Club in Ohio. Read More...

Warren wins European Tour's return event

ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) Carrying his own bag, Marc Warren closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday for a one-shot victory at the Austrian Open, the first European Tour event since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the tour in March.

It was the fourth European Tour victory and first since 2014 for the 39-year-old Scot, who finished at 13-under 275 at Diamond Country Club. Read More...

Ex-tennis pro Fish wins celebrity title

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off former Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams a day after a record-setting round.

The 38-year-old former tennis player jumped into Lake Tahoe in celebration. Read More...

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