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Jonathan Byrd back in big leagues and thrilled to be at Sony Open
HONOLULU (AP) — Jonathan Byrd resisted the urge to pout about his predicament.   A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, he spent 14 years competing against the best on venerable courses while driving courtesy cars from nice hotels in big cities.
11 Jan 2018 - 4:11pm - 0 Comments
Find someone who loves you like Jose de Jesus Rodriguez loves his golf ball
On Wednesday afternoon, our friends at the Tour posted a video of Mexican pro Jose de Jesus Rodriguez demonstrating how he "treats his golf ball." Truth be told, it should make ladies swoon.
11 Jan 2018 - 1:54pm - 0 Comments
Sony Open a family affair for PGA Professional Eric Dugas
Eric Dugas is getting another chance to play a PGA Tour event. And this time it's turning into a family reunion for the Brewster, Mass. native and Nauset Regional High School graduate, who now lives in Hawaii.
11 Jan 2018 - 1:16pm - 0 Comments
James Hahn attempts trick shot, fails miserably
On Wednesday, during a practice round ahead of the Sony Open in Hawaii, James Hahn attempted a trick shot from some rough near a bunker.   What he was trying to accomplish with the shot, well, isn't quite known.   It l
11 Jan 2018 - 12:55pm - 0 Comments
Jamie Donaldson scores an ace at European Tour's South Africa Open
Jamie Donaldson -- the man who clinched the winning point for Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland in his singles match against Keegan Bradley -- had a wide smile on Thursday.
11 Jan 2018 - 9:33am - 0 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PGA Tour, 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
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
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
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
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
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