DORAL, Fla. – Rory McIlroy was teeing off on the ninth hole during a practice round for the Cadillac Championship when someone approached and asked him to stop play for a few minutes, because of a pressing matter in the area.
The first full-field PGA Tour event of the new year tees off Thursday -- the Sony Open at Waialae CC in Honolulu. That's where we caught up with PGA Head Professional Kevin Carll to learn more about the area.
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The first full-field event of the New Year takes place on the PGA Tour this week with the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club. Jimmy Walker is back as the defending champion, coming off a playoff-loss on Monday in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in Maui.
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The first full-field event of the new calendar year takes place this week on the PGA Tour at Waialae CC in Oahu for the Sony Open -- a place where Charles Howell III has finished among the top 10 eight times.
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There's no doubt that starting a new year with back-to-back week's in Hawaii is special for the stars of the PGA Tour, who won in the 2013-14 season.
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Matt Kuchar rang up a bogey-free 63 Friday while Webb Simpson cruised to a 66 and Justin Thomas carded a scorching 61 on Friday at the Sony Open. They share a share a two-shot lead heading into the weekend.
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No fun in Phoenix?
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You've probably heard people in golf say that the Masters begins on the back nine on Sunday.
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Fieger and Vucinich capture titles in PGA Senior Stroke Play
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HONOLULU -- The advice has been passed along for decades on the PGA Tour, and Matt Kuchar believes it has merit. He just doesn't like it. Call it the 80-20 equation.
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HONOLULU -- The PGA Tour already has banned the caddie races on the infamous par-3 16th hole at the Phoenix Open. Next on the taboo list: tossing items to fans in the grandstands at golf's rowdiest hole.
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Stuck in the office? You can always check in on the action at St. Andrews, Pebble Beach and many other courses around the world with a click of the mouse or tap of your smartphone -- thanks to live webcams.
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Miss Universe contestants take golf swings
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SONY OPEN Site: Honolulu. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Waialae Country Club (7,044 yards, 6,441 metres, par 70). Purse: $5.6 million. Winner's share: $1,008,000.
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HONOLULU -- Trey Mullinax and Curtis Thompson saw quite a bit of each other while playing for rival Southeastern Conference schools. Their connection will extend to Waialae Country Club this week after both qualified for the Sony Open in Hawaii on Monday.
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Organizers say that the Miss Universe contest is more than a beauty pageant. Women aspiring to become Miss Universe, they say, must be intelligent, well-mannered, and cultured. Luckily for all these beautiful contestants, having a golf game isn't a requirement.
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Unfortunately, there are things that keep you away from the golf course. Your job, the weather, other obligations -- just to name a few. But even if you can't get out and play, you can keep tabs on what's happening at some of the most famous courses around the world.
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Patrick Reed let his clubs do the talking in Maui on Monday -- especially with this 80-yard, eagle hole-out at Kapalua's 16th -- and joined some elite company with his playoff win over Ryder Cup teammate Jimmy Walker.
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Before Monday evening, there had been only three players in the past 20 years on the PGA Tour to reach four victories before the age of 25. Their names? Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.
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