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UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Spring stalled: Coronavirus concerns force area colleges to cancel or suspend spring sports

A whirlwind of a Thursday culminated with nearly every regional sporting event and season either being postponed or canceled outright because of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

No rite of spring for golf: Masters postponed due to virus

The annual rite of spring for golf won’t happen this year

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short

The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

No fans, now no players: PGA Tour shuts down for a month

The PGA Tour decided Thursday night to scrap the rest of The Players Championship and shut down its other tournaments for the next three weeks.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

PGA Tour to carry on without spectators for the next month

The PGA Tour plans to keep playing, just without anyone watching from outside the ropes because of the coronavirus.

UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Act of compassion leads to a spot at Bay Hill for Brandon Matthews

Brandon Matthews was frustrated when a fan screamed in the middle of his 8-foot putt in a playoff.

Doug Ferguson: The 4-letter word from Paul Azinger that stirs Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is more than six months away, and all it took was a four-letter word from Paul Azinger to get Europe worked up over defending more than just …

Tom Lewis, Harris English ride exemptions to early Honda Classic lead

Sponsor exemptions are basically free-play gifts handed out by the people in charge of golf tournaments, a handful of invitations available most weeks to those who wouldn’t have otherwise qualified …

Brooks Koepka: ‘I’m going to play where the best players play’

Brooks Koepka says he respects everything Rory McIlroy had to say on the notion of a Premier Golf League and why he wouldn’t want to be part of one.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

The Honda Classic is much more than ‘The Bear Trap’

PGA National’s signature test is a three-hole span on the back nine called “The Bear Trap.”

Doug Ferguson: A noisy West Coast swing not all about the golf

The PGA Tour delivered plenty of drama during the West Coast swing. Most of it was outside the ropes.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Golf notes: Cristie Kerr brings her views to TV at Honda Classic

Cristie Kerr returns to golf this week but without her clubs.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Justin Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico Championship as Jon Rahm makes his move

Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win. Even with a one-shot lead going into the final round, Saturday was enough of a reminder that …

Kyle Stanley shoots 64 to take lead Puerto Rico Open lead

Kyle Stanley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.

Rory McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

Rory McIlroy ripped a 4-iron from 275 yards into the thin air at Chapultepec to 15 feet for eagle on his second hole Thursday, made five more birdies and opened …

Doug Ferguson: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward

Adam Scott has worked his way back to among the elite in golf.

Golf notes: With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry

Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play. It has him going places in a hurry.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart …

Joel Dahmen climbs to sixth at Genesis Invitational

Clarkston native Joel Dahmen shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to advance 15 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth place at the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational at …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Matt Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger Woods wastes strong start

Matt Kuchar had a round that matched the great weather at Riviera.

Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas spending time off course and in same pairing

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas are separated by about 17 years on the calendar and 70 victories on the PGA Tour, neither of which has kept them from becoming friends …

Doug Ferguson: Tiger Woods’ pursuit resumes for No. 83 at Riviera

There is no better place for Tiger Woods to set the PGA Tour record for most career victories than at Riviera.

Golf notes: Tiger Woods unsure whether to repeat as Presidents Cup captain

Ernie Els has made it clear he won’t return next year as International captain at the Presidents Cup. Tiger Woods was a little more vague.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

English veteran Laura Davies 2 behind at LPGA’s Vic Open

English veteran Laura Davies played her first competitive round in six months due to her mother’s illness and shot a 6-under 67 to be two shots off the lead at …

Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Nick Taylor opened with an eagle, closed with two birdies and made a gorgeous day feel even better with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula that …