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DeChambeau rallies to win Rocket Classic

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DETROIT (AP) Bryson DeChambeau got the result he was looking for from transforming his body.

With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for his first victory of the season and sixth overall.

DeChambeau shot a 7-under 65 at Detroit Golf Club, birdieing four of the first seven holes and closing with three straight. He finished at a career-best 23-under 265.

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European Tour's Indian Open canceled

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) The Indian Open event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament was initially postponed from March to an unspecified time later in 2020, but has now been scrapped following consultation with the European Tour and Asian Tour. Read More...

Zalatoris earns first Korn Ferry victory

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) Will Zalatoris won the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes on Saturday for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.

Zalatoris closed with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chase Johnson. The 23-year-old former Wake Forest star earned $108,000 and jumped from fourth to first in the points race for 25 PGA Tour cards. Read More...

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...

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