U.S. Open Men's Golf Championships

FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 28, 2020 - 9:29 pm
The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night. Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. They...
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Brendon Todd looks at a competitors tee shot while sheltering from the rain with an umbrella on the 18th hole during the third round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 27, 2020 - 3:43 pm
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a two-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament's second...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2006, file photo, Phil Mickelson, of the United States, waits to putt on the 18th green in the final round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Mickelson lost to Geoff Ogilvy of Australia. Mickelson is now exempt to return to Winged Foot for the U.S. Open in September. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 25, 2020 - 12:55 pm
The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill the 144-man field for a U.S. Open that will be without open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. The exemption categories announced Thursday include a spot for...
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Brooks Koepka watches his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
June 22, 2020 - 12:10 pm
Brooks Koepka will try to become the first player to win the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play, and there won't be anyone at Harding Park to cheer him on. The PGA of America confirmed Monday the first major of this most unusual year won't have spectators. The PGA Championship,...
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Webb Simpson waves as the sun disappears on the 18th green, on a course with no fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
June 21, 2020 - 9:41 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father's Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago at Olympic Club and hearing his father's laughter on the phone to share the joy. Harbour Town was special in its own right. Dressed in his Sunday yellow shirt — his...
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RBC Heritage defending champion C.T. Pan hits a ceremonial tee shot as a canon is fired Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The golf tournament begins Thursday. (Scott Schroeder/The Island Packet via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 2:51 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The ambiance of Hilton Head doesn't change, a most peaceful setting among shade of oaks along the Calibogue Sound. Adding to the serenity this week is the absence of spectators for the second straight week on the PGA Tour. It's the calendar that makes all the...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the golf to watch on Father's Day this year will not be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 15, 2020 - 8:45 am
The golf to watch on Father's Day this year won't be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball to watch this week from either the major leagues or the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. While the PGA Tour is playing again without spectators, and NASCAR ran its...
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Xander Schauffele chips to the 16th green during the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 13, 2020 - 6:40 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour went three months without playing. It took three days to show fans what they were missing, even if all they could do was watch on TV. Eight players had at least a share of the lead at some point Saturday in the Charles Schwab Challenge. When the third round at...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, John Bodenhamer, the USGA senior managing director of championship, answers questions during a press conference in San Martin, Calif. The COVID-19 pandemic, which already has postponed the U.S. Open from June to September, has forced the USGA to do away with qualifying for the first time since 1924. “As you can imagine, this was an incredibly difficult decision, as qualifying is a cornerstone of USGA championships,” said Bodenhamer. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 18, 2020 - 3:34 pm
The U.S. Open might feel more like a closed shop this year. The COVID-19 pandemic, which already has postponed the U.S. Open at Winged Foot from June to September, has forced the USGA to do away with qualifying for the first time since 1924. Open qualifying is the hallmark of golf's second-oldest...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods hugs his family after winning the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. His reaction when he won, with his children there, stood out among the other 14 majors Woods has won. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 12, 2020 - 8:53 am
Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green as a Masters champion for the fifth time, a major champion for the 15th time, and the sensation was unlike anything he had ever felt. More memorable than any shot — the 8-iron that trickled by the hole at the 16th was the decisive blow — was the purposeful...
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