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Golfer’s Pro Journey Starts With a Burst Bubble

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Sahith Theegala hardly remembered the details, but his father did. Well before he was a three-time All-American golfer at Pepperdine and long before he made his professional PGA Tour debut this past week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., Theegala was a 10-year-old public c...read more

Dustin Johnson Splashed and Rallied to a Travelers Championship Win

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CROMWELL, Conn. — The Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour’s third tournament after a 90-day layoff because of the coronavirus pandemic, began last week with a flurry of positive tests for the virus among players and caddies. The event warily lurched forward. But by the final round Sunday...read more

P.G.A. Tour Reminds Golfers to Stay Safe at Travelers Championship

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CROMWELL, Conn. — When Sergio Garcia sank his final putt Thursday on an 18th green enveloped by a natural amphitheater customarily filled with thousands of fans, the golf ball’s rattle around inside the hole could be heard from 30 yards away. A minute later, as Garcia ascended a hill, the on...read more

AI Responsible For Wrongful Arrest In First Known U.S. Case

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - An incorrect facial recognition match led to the first known wrongful arrest in the United States based on the increasingly used technology, civil liberties activists alleged in a complaint to Detroit police on Wednesday. Robert Williams spent over a day in cus...read more

Bulked Up DeChambeau Is a Travelers Championship Favorite

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When Bryson DeChambeau arrived on the PGA Tour four years ago as the reigning United States amateur champion, all anyone wanted to talk about were his many eccentricities in the sport. A physics major in college at Southern Methodist, he was barred by rules officials from using a protract...read more

P.G.A. Championship Will Proceed Without Fans

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The trend toward fan-free tournaments gained new momentum on Monday when officials for the P.G.A. Championship announced that golf’s first major championship this year would proceed without spectators from Aug. 6 to 9 at T.P.C. Harding Park in San Francisco. The decision was made in coord...read more

Webb Simpson Dominates Late to Win RBC Heritage

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Webb Simpson celebrated another victory on Father’s Day, this time with a tartan jacket instead of a United States Open trophy. In a wild sprint to the finish after a three-hour storm delay, Simpson ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine at ...read more

Two Gamers Played ‘The Last of Us Part II.’ They Were Blown Away.

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Hardcore gamers and post-apocalyptica enthusiasts have waited years for a sequel to The Last of Us, an immersive video game set in a dark, dismal future after a fungus ravaged Earth and zombies have become the ruling class. The game unspooled through the lens of two unlikely companions: a ha...read more

In PGA Tour’s Rush to Move Forward, Foreign Pros Were Left Behind

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England’s top player, Tommy Fleetwood, was the world No. 10, one spot ahead of Tiger Woods, when the PGA Tour suspended its schedule in March. With four top-3 finishes in his seven worldwide starts before the coronavirus halted the season, Fleetwood had momentum on his side. But when tour pl...read more

Civil Rights Groups Ask Advertisers To Stop Buying Facebook Ads In July

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Several civil rights and other advocacy groups are calling on large advertisers to stop Facebook ad campaigns during July because they say the social network isn’t doing enough to curtail racist and violent content on its platform. The groups in the “#StopHateforProfit” campaign, launched...read more

No U.S. Open on Father’s Day This Year? It’s a Gift for This Correspondent

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Starting in 2004, it became an annual expectation that I would not be home on Father’s Day. Don’t feel sorry for me, especially if you’re a golf fan. I was covering the final round of the United States Open, held on Father’s Day every year since 1976. It will be different this year, as it...read more

eBay Staff Sent Live Spiders, Roaches To Harass Couple, Feds Say

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Six former eBay Inc. employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches, federal authorities said Monday. Ex...read more

The PGA Tour’s Return Offered a How-to Guide for Other Leagues

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Daniel Berger earned $1.35 million Sunday for winning the PGA Tour’s first tournament after a three-month layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But on Monday Berger was entitled to something more precious: a first-class seat on the special flight the tour chartered to safely shuttle pla...read more

A Nerve-Racking Final Round Adds Drama to Golf’s Fan-Free Return

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The PGA Tour returned from a three-month layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday. But to golf fans worldwide, the true measure, and appeal, of a tour event is a taut, nerve-racking final round. If the scheduled 18 holes end in a tie at the top of the leaderboard that leads to a...read more

After Two Rounds, Jordan Spieth Shows No Signs of Rust

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FORT WORTH — Maybe the PGA Tour’s three-month layoff was a blessing in disguise for Jordan Spieth. It has been almost three years since he last won a PGA Tour event and almost as long since he’s held or shared the lead after 36 holes, but Spieth walked off the Colonial Country Club course...read more

Varner Leads As Golf Makes Its Return In Pin-Drop Silence

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FORT WORTH — For many of the pro golfers who have not competed in a tournament in 90 days, the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge was all about shaking off cobwebs from the PGA Tour’s hiatus. But for Harold Varner III, who finished the day in a two-way tie for the lead at seven unde...read more

Golf’s Return Draws a Star-Studded Field and a Prickly Entrance Test

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The PGA Tour returns from a 90-day layoff on Thursday with a tournament in Fort Worth that will be contested without spectators and with one new golfing ritual: Players are directed to sanitize their hands after every hole while their caddies wipe down golf bags with disinfectant. But of ...read more

What Are Fintechs and How Can They Help Small Business?

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This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. Dominick Pietrzak, who owns a film-production company in Brooklyn, was among the small business owners to receive a coveted and ...read more

L.P.G.A. Cancels First Major Tournament

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The first women’s golf major championship of this year, the Evian Championship, scheduled from Aug. 6 to 9 in France, was canceled on Tuesday because of travel restrictions and governmental quarantine requirements related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement from the L.P.G.A...read more

Contact Tracing With Your Phone: It’s Easier but There Are Tradeoffs

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The handshake came first. Then the high-five, fist bump and more recently, the elbow touch. Canadian researchers are now working on a new greeting, the CanShake. It is not a mere salutation. The CanShake — which involves people shaking their phones at each other upon meeting to transmit c...read more

Snapchat Says It Is No Longer Promoting Trump's Account

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Snapchat said Wednesday that is has stopped promoting President Donald Trump’s content on its “Discover” pages due to recent comments he has made about protesters demonstrating against racial inequality and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis poli...read more

With Precautions, Golf Is Back. So Are Scoring Squabbles.

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The culture of golf is swathed in a code of honor, with players compelled to call penalties on themselves. Golf during a pandemic, however, has introduced quirks to test the game’s noble protocols. New safety regulations, adopted by golf courses to adhere to coronavirus guidelines, have a...read more

HBO Max: How Do I Get it If I Already Have HBO?

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AT&T’s new streaming platform HBO Max went live on Wednesday, but for many HBO subscribers, it was not entirely clear whether they had access to the service. Millions currently do not. That’s because AT&T could not strike deals in time for the launch with some key distribu...read more

HBO Max Is Here to Take On Netflix. Is It Too Late?

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HBO has been an innovator for much of its nearly 50-year run. Now, with the unveiling of HBO Max, it’s playing catch-up. In the 1970s, when people still referred to it as Home Box Office, HBO was a pioneer in bringing recent movies to the American living room in all their uncut glory. Ano...read more

Keeping Clients Fit During the Pandemic by Going Virtual

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This article is part of Owning the Future, a series on how small businesses across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. The routine has been the same for six years. On Saturday mornings, Jason Atlas changes into a T-shirt, a pair of comfortable shorts and lightweight t...read more
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