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One year ago, Justin Thomas became youngest player in Tour history to shoot 59
The official one-year anniversary of the 59 Justin Thomas shot at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu is Friday, Jan. 12. But, since it happened in Round 1 of the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii and Round 1 of the 2018 event begins today, we're celebrating a day early.
11 Jan 2018 - 8:00am - 0 Comments
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Europe not underestimating Asia ahead of EurAsia Cup
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thomas Bjorn dismissed any suggestions that his Europe-led contingent will steamroll to another landslide victory over Team Asia at the EurAsia Cup which begins on Friday at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur.
10 Jan 2018 - 4:39pm - 0 Comments
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Jon Rahm just as determined in classroom as on course
HONOLULU (AP) — Jon Rahm never lacked for confidence with his golf. His father needed a little more convincing.
10 Jan 2018 - 12:52pm - 0 Comments
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Is an 8-win season possible for Dustin Johnson in 2018?
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii brings out the highest level of optimism because it hosts the opening events of the new year, even if the season started three months ago.
10 Jan 2018 - 12:24pm - 0 Comments
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Golf tips: How to keep your swing sharp in the winter months
There's a common misconception that when the cold weather comes, golfers place their bag of clubs in a closet and don't take them out again until March.
10 Jan 2018 - 11:36am - 0 Comments
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9 golf holes with unique -- dare we say, 'gimmicky' -- features
Golf courses are like snowflakes -- no two are the same. Sure, there may be courses with similar holes, similar features and trademark designs implemented by its designer, but they all have their differences no matter how subtle.
10 Jan 2018 - 10:51am - 0 Comments
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61-year-old grandfather recruited to play on college golf team
Don Byers, 61 years old, will play collegiate golf this spring for Bellevue University in Nebraska, alongside teammates more than 40 years his junior.
9 Jan 2018 - 2:15pm - 0 Comments
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How important is January to major champions in the last five seasons?
With a new year comes the opportunity to turn the page and write a new chapter. New year, new me. All the puns... you get it, right?
9 Jan 2018 - 1:56pm - 0 Comments
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PGA Tour, Web.com Tour players react to Alabama-Georgia National Championship game
The National Championship college football tilt between Alabama and Georgia last night was one for the ages. It ended in a 26-23 overtime win for the Crimson Tide, giving head coach Nick Saban a record-tying sixth National title.
9 Jan 2018 - 8:54am - 0 Comments
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Dustin Johnson looking back to measure his progress forward
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Dustin Johnson won't be staying in the same house at the Masters. One with no stairs? "I don't care if it's two floors," he said. "But we aren't staying in that house."
8 Jan 2018 - 3:20pm - 0 Comments
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Which PGA Tour golfers have made an ace on a par 4?
Dustin Johnson hit his tee shot on the 433-yard par-4 12th hole during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to within inches of the cup for one of the most amazing drives of the week, and an early contender for shot of 2018, en route to winning the first event of the calendar year.
8 Jan 2018 - 2:05pm - 0 Comments
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Jack Nicklaus got his first pro check 56 years ago today
One of the people I really enjoy following on social media is Jack Nicklaus.
8 Jan 2018 - 6:00am - 0 Comments
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Dustin Johnson powers his way to eight-shot victory at Kapalua
KAPALUA, Hawaii — A new year brought out the best in Dustin Johnson, who powered his way to an 8-under 65 and an eight-shot victory Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
7 Jan 2018 - 10:48pm - 0 Comments
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Players with most consecutive seasons collecting a victory on the PGA Tour
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a tip to help you understand how hard you should swing your driver
7 Jan 2018 - 10:19pm - 0 Comments
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WATCH: Dustin Johnson almost aces 433-yard hole at Kapalua
Dustin Johnson has put on quite a driving display this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
7 Jan 2018 - 8:24pm - 0 Comments
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Today's PGA Tour stars bring buzz back to Kapalua
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas is one of those players who doesn't like to share his goals until the end of the season. Except for one. He wants to win, because that means he gets to start the year at Kapalua.
7 Jan 2018 - 4:17pm - 0 Comments
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Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner place friendly wager on CFP National Championship game
On Monday night, the University of Georgia will face off against the University of Alabama for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta.
7 Jan 2018 - 2:49pm - 0 Comments
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Jim 'Bones' Mackay to caddie next week for Justin Thomas
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — PGA champion Justin Thomas is using a television on-course reporter to caddie for him next week in Honolulu while his regular caddie recovers from a foot injury.   But not just any TV reporter.  
6 Jan 2018 - 8:25pm - 0 Comments
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Dustin Johnson takes control in third round at Kapalua
KAPALUA, Hawaii — Dustin Johnson holed out with a wedge for eagle, made birdie on every par 5 and powered his way to a 7-under 66 to build a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
6 Jan 2018 - 7:17pm - 0 Comments