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Thomas loses Ralph Lauren as sponsor after slur

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Justin Thomas has lost an endorsement deal with Ralph Lauren after he used an anti-gay slur during the third round of last weekend’s Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawai’i. Thomas, 27, the third-ranked player in the world, was overheard on a greenside microphone cursing at himself for missing a par......

Palm Beach County looks to end Trump golf course lease after U.S. Capitol riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 30, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters Palm Beach County in Florida this week began seeking a way to terminate a contract......

Cabrera, 2009 Masters winner, arrested in Brazil

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SAO PAULO — Brazil’s federal police arrested Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera on Thursday for extradition to his homeland to face charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year, two officers said. Cabrera, a past winner of both the Masters and the U.S. Open, was on Interpol’s red......

Masters plans on limited attendance for April

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The Masters Tournament announced Tuesday that it intends to limit attendance at April’s tournament and institute similar health and safety standards to those in place when the event was won by Dustin Johnson in November without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. Augusta National said that efforts are being made......

From relocating a WGC event to what’s next for Mike Whan, and more happenings in golf

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The PGA Tour is expected to announce shortly that the WGC-Mexico Championship will not be played in Mexico City this year. The Feb. 25-29 is likely to be relocated because Grupo Salinas, the sponsorship group in Mexico, was unwilling to stage the event locally without the ability to have spectators......

PGA Strips Trump National Golf Club of 2022 PGA Championship

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA of America cut ties to President Donald Trump when it voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship event away from his New Jersey golf course next year. The vote comes four days......

All the big stories, questions, answers and uncertainties in golf in 2021

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The year has changed, but golf on the PGA Tour will be largely as we saw it when 2020 came to a close: virtually no spectators, weekly COVID-19 testing and possible withdrawals, Dustin Johnson as a solid No. 1 in the world, Bryson DeChambeau bombing tee shots, and never-ending speculation......

Masters delays ticketing process for 2021 tourney

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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......

Tiger, son finish seventh after ‘special’ weekend

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Wearing the same customary Sunday red as his dad, Charlie Woods exhibited many of the same characteristics of his accomplished father, including the walk, the talk and the swing. But if he’s really like Tiger Woods, Charlie will be wondering how to make up the 5 strokes......

Will Charlie Woods’ love of golf make Tiger Woods love it more, too?

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods will be 45 years old the next time we see him, and even though age is just a number, it is not his friend at this point. The ongoing back problems, the fall down the World Rankings, the inevitable struggles are there regardless what the......

How Tiger Woods and son, Charlie, had the time of their lives playing golf together

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ORLANDO, Fla. — He walked in the birdie putt and looked like he had been doing so forever, the couple of dozen fans surrounding the ninth green at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club chuckling at what they were witnessing. Charlie Woods looked like a mini pro golfer out there, all the......

PGA Tour won’t mandate virus vaccine for golfers

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ORLANDO, Fla. — PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan on Thursday said he does not envision requirements for players, officials or spectators to be vaccinated for coronavirus as they look to slowly bring back more fans as tournaments continue into 2021. “I think vaccination is a choice, and I would apply......

Thomas: Tiger’s son talks trash just like dad

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Tiger Woods‘ son, Charlie, has been lobbying his father for some time to play in the PNC Championship, a tournament that lets major champions compete as a team with a family member. Charlie also apparently has been itching to get a piece of Justin Thomas. Woods and his 11-year-old son......

What’s happening in Charles Barkley/Phil Mickelson vs. Steph Curry/Peyton Manning

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Charles Barkley has insisted his golf game has gotten better. We’re about to find out as he teams with Phil Mickelson in a match against Steph Curry and Peyton Manning at Stone Canyon in Arizona. The Match: Champions for Change will benefit historically Black colleges and universities. We’ll have the......

Everything you need to know for Charles Barkley/Phil Mickelson vs. Steph Curry/Peyton Manning

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Two years ago, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson went head-to-head in the first of what would be a series of made-for-television golf matches. After that, they went to a team format in May, with two of the best golfers in history adding a pair of future NFL Hall of Famers......

Steph Curry and Phil Mickelson already taking shots at Charles Barkley’s golf swing

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Another celebrity golf match is set this week, though for the first time in this series it will be without Tiger Woods. Worried it will lack drama? Insert Charles Barkley, whose golf swing is, uh, interesting. (That’s being nice.) On Friday, he will team up with Phil Mickelson against three-time......

Tiger to play with Charlie, 11, in father-son event

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Tiger Woods still has one tournament left this year that might feel as big as any to him. The PNC Championship announced Thursday that Woods will play with 11-year-old son Charlie in the tournament that has paired major champions with their sons since 1995, the year before the 44-year-old Woods......

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