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Kirk, Simpson tied atop Rocket Mortgage

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DETROIT (AP) Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking advantage of a relatively weak field and course by PGA Tour standards.

Chris Kirk was not.

A year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to address alcohol abuse and depression, though, he has turned around his life and revived his career.

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Chase Koepka added to Workday Open

One selfless act by Chase Koepka has led to two opportunities on the PGA Tour, starting next week in the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village.

The PGA Tour created an additional spot in the field next week for Koepka, the younger brother of four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, after he chose to withdraw from the Travelers Championship from being around a caddie who tested positive for the coronavirus. Read More...

Champ says he never had COVID-19

DETROIT (AP) Cameron Champ lathered up his hands with sanitizer as he made the turn in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, trying to stay healthy enough to keep competing.

"I use it as much as I see it out there," he said after shooting a 3-under 69, putting him four shots back after the opening round. Read More...

Exemptions announced for US Women's Open

The USGA is leaning more on the world ranking for pros and amateurs, along with current money lists on American tours, to create a U.S. Women's Open field that will not have qualifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The exemption categories announced Wednesday were designed to reflect a typical U.S. Women's Open field, and 100 women already are exempt for the 156-player field Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston. Read More...

Horton Smith's name removed from award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The PGA of America is renaming its Horton Smith Award after a review of history revealed Smith defended the Caucasian-only membership clause when he served as PGA president in the early 1950s.

The PGA of America board voted to rename it the PGA Professional Development Award. It honors a PGA member for outstanding contributions to professional education. Read More...

Another PGA Tour player tests positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Chad Campbell is the sixth player to test positive for the coronavirus as the PGA Tour enters its fourth week of the restart. Read More...

LPGA cancels Canadian Women's Open

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

The LPGA Tour lost another tournament when the Canadian Women's Open was canceled because of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More...

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