PGA Championships

FILE - In this Thursday, April 11, 2019, file photo, Justin Thomas hits to the second green during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The PGA Championship is set to begin May 16 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on New York's Long Island. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 13, 2019 - 5:53 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Thomas withdrew from the PGA Championship on Monday, saying he was not willing to risk more pain in his right wrist by returning before it's fully healed. Thomas, who won the PGA Championship two years ago at Quail Hollow, will miss a major for the first time since...
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Steve Stricker tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 13, 2019 - 4:41 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker got the next best thing to a major championship, at least for a 50-something player. Stricker ran away with his first senior major Monday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a six-shot victory at the weather-delayed Regions Tradition. Stricker led by two shots...
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Tiger Woods flips his ball as he walks along the ninth green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Kuchar is playing his 54th major championship and realized something new as he walked off the 18th green at Bethpage Black. "I think this is the first time I've worn a beanie at the PGA Championship," he said Monday. He wasn't alone. Tiger Woods was layered in clothing...
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May 12, 2019 - 5:00 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Major championship golf returned to Bethpage State Park and found the Black course just how it left it 10 years ago: wet. More than one-half inch of rain fell Sunday as some players began to arrive for the PGA Championship. And more rain and cool weather are forecast for...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2012, file photo, Casey Martin drives to the fifth green during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. The PGA Championship is allowing John Daly to use a cart next week at Bethpage Black. It will be the first time since Martin in 2012 that a player is allowed to ride a cart during a major. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 10, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Next week, there will be a legitimate major championship at Bethpage Black. We'll also get a ridiculous sideshow, at least for the first couple of days. John Daly will rip it up in the PGA Championship — while gripping the wheel of a golf cart. Yep, the guardians of the game are accommodating a 53-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 13, 2019, file photo, Jordan Spieth walks down the 15th fairway during a practice round of The Players Championship golf tournament, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The PGA Championship is set to begin May 16 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on New York's Long Island. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth have a shot at their own slice of history at the PGA Championship. That might have looked like a long shot considering how they started their careers. Go back seven years to find Koepka and Spieth near the end of their NCAA days — Koepka a senior at Florida State,...
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May 10, 2019 - 11:56 am
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — How well do you know the PGA Championship? Try this quiz: 1. Bethpage Black will be the 12th course in New York where the PGA Championship is played. Which has hosted it the most times? a.) Winged Foot b.) Fresh Meadow c.) Oak Hill 2. Arnold Palmer and Jordan Spieth are...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2009, file photo, Bunkers line the fairway and protect the green on the 18th hole of Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Bethpage is hosting its third major when the PGA Championship starts May 16. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
May 10, 2019 - 3:05 am
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, site of the 101st PGA Championship to be played May 16-19. Includes combined rank and scoring average of each hole from the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens: No. 1, 430 yards, par 4: The opening shot from an elevated...
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May 10, 2019 - 3:03 am
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A capsule look at the four previous times Bethpage Black has held premium golf events: TOURNAMENT: 2002 U.S. Open. WINNER: Tiger Woods. SCORE: 277. RUNNER-UP: Phil Mickelson. MARGIN: 3 shots. RECAP: The U.S. Open went to a state-run public course for the first time and...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2009, file photo, Phil Mickelson walks out of the rough on the 18th hole during his practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. For such a strong course, Bethpage has a reputation for having a weak finishing hole. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
May 10, 2019 - 3:00 am
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The warning sign attached to a waist-high iron fence overlooking the first tee is there for a reason. The Black Course at Bethpage State Park is an extremely difficult course, recommended only for highly skilled golfers. The public course is strong enough to have hosted the...
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