Four months after suggesting those who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series were sellouts, Brooks Koepka explained that he simply changed his mind.
Northern Ireland golfer says his loyalty to the PGA tour remains strong.
Englishman holds nerve for his first professional golf victory in America.
There are 12 players within two strokes of leaders Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen but unfortunately Kiwis Ryan Fox and Danny Lee aren't among them.
Ryan Fox sits eight shots off the pace but Rory McIlroy is right in the hunt just one stroke back on Canadian leader Adam Hadwin.
Bryson DeChambeau has joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, a day after the PGA tour suspended players who joined the controversial tour.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan held a hard line on his pledge that players could choose one tour or the other, but not both.
Woods withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday, saying that his damaged right leg needs more time to get stronger to contend in the majors.
One of the more notable names, Dustin Johnson, also confirmed he had quit the PGA to join the LIV Golf Series.
The 51-year-old has not played since controversial comments about the breakaway series and the PGA Tour.
The Kiwi golfer carded a one-over 72 at Pine Needles.
There's another child sensation beginning to make a name for herself.
Kiwi shoots another even-par round in difficult conditions to share 17th place after three rounds.
Woods hits career high third-round 79 in cold and wind of Southern Hills course, then quits without explaining why.
Ryan Fox sits just outside the top 20 after posting another even-par 70 in Tulsa while some other big names have missed the cut.
Fox shot an even-par 70 to open his campaign at the Southern Hills Championship Course in Tulsa while Rory McIlroy took an early lead over the field.
Tiger Woods said he was all about majors and legacy in a sharp rebuke of Phil Mickelson, who is not defending his title at the PGA Championship.
Fox’s first round 66 featured seven birdies and gave him a share of the lead with Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen at six-under.
NBC cut back to the studio, where one of the analysts laughed, saying "Jerry had nothing there".
Monday's victory is the New Zealander's third on the tour.