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Flipping through channels, as I took a break from watching the carnage that is the US Open, I stopped at a Road Runner and Wildly coyote cartoon...I watched the old gag of a small pebble rolling down a hill and as it picks up speed, become a large bolder.
Patton Kizzire's slow start in golf is picking up speed
Wesley Bryan hits a great reverse-handed chip shot on the first hole in the second round of the Sony Open.
15 Jan 2018 - 12:53pm - 0 Comments
Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open on sixth playoff hole
HONOLULU — Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn in six extra holes to win the Sony Open to become the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season. Kizzire, who won the OHL Classic in Mexico last fall, closed with a 2-under 68.
14 Jan 2018 - 11:27pm - 0 Comments
What's the longest sudden-death playoff in PGA Tour history?
Patton Kizzire and James Hahn staged an incredible back and forth battle at the 2018 Sony Open, which required six holes of a sudden-death playoff before Kizzire emerged as the champion at Waialae Cou
14 Jan 2018 - 10:55pm - 0 Comments
How PGA Golf Club staff saved life of golfer suffering heart attack
If it wasn’t for his decision to head to the driving range the morning of November 4, John Van Teeckelenburgh would not be in attendance to meet John Tuller and Bob Morin and thank the two PGA Golf Club staff members for saving his life after a heart attack.
14 Jan 2018 - 5:42pm - 0 Comments
Annika Sorenstam optimistic about the future of women's golf
Annika Sorenstam thinks the future of women's golf is in good hands with junior players such as those in an international field for this week's 10th annual Annika Invitational at the World Golf Hall of Fame Slammer & Squire.
14 Jan 2018 - 5:29pm - 0 Comments
Brian Harman aims to join group of winning southpaws
They eagerly line the ropes when Brian Harman plays, exhorting him on as one of their heartfelt own. They beseech him for autographs and request photos, imploring him to "take a picture with a fellow lefty" or "sign it 'to another left-hander.'"
14 Jan 2018 - 5:09pm - 0 Comments
Europe beats Asia to win EurAsia Cup
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Europe retained the EurAsia Cup after putting on a sensational showing on the final day to tame Asia 14 to 10, courtesy of eight wins in the 12 singles matches on Sunday.   Asia had led by a slim margin coming into the in
14 Jan 2018 - 5:03pm - 0 Comments
Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open
HONOLULU — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida.
14 Jan 2018 - 4:59pm - 0 Comments
John Peterson has uncertain future and no worries
HONOLULU — John Peterson has never felt so carefree amid so much uncertainty. It's not just the Waikiki Beach air, either. This peaceful feeling was in place long before he arrived on Oahu with his wife and infant son for this first PGA Tour event in seven months.
14 Jan 2018 - 4:43pm - 0 Comments
Blayne Barber's caddie suffers critical head injury after fall
HONOLULU — Blayne Barber's caddie was in critical condition with swelling in his brain from falling on his head at a Honolulu restaurant Saturday.
14 Jan 2018 - 3:09pm - 0 Comments
Tom Hoge takes a one-shot lead on wild Saturday at Sony Open
HONOLULU — Tom Hoge was too caught up watching college basketball in his hotel room to be bothered with a push alert — a false alarm, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii.
14 Jan 2018 - 2:36pm - 0 Comments
WATCH: Tony Finau makes ace at Sony Open
Tony Finau had plenty to be happy for Saturday at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The 2016 Puerto Rico Open made the first ace of the tournament with an 8-iron on the 176-yard, par-3 17th hole at Waialae Country Club. Watch the hole-in-one here.
13 Jan 2018 - 7:37pm - 0 Comments
False alarm on missile creates uneasy moment at Sony Open
HONOLULU — Charles Howell III was eating breakfast in his hotel when the restaurant at the Kahala started buzzing. Everyone had their phones. Everyone received the same push alert.
13 Jan 2018 - 5:28pm - 0 Comments
Brian Harman extends good play in Hawaii, takes Sony Open lead
HONOLULU — Different islands, vastly different golf courses, same good play from Brian Harman.
13 Jan 2018 - 3:05pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring
Rory McIlroy says he has a heart ailment that will have to be monitored regularly but is not expected to affect his play.
13 Jan 2018 - 12:50pm - 0 Comments
It's been 27 years since Phil Mickelson won as an amateur on the PGA Tour
On this day -- Jan.
13 Jan 2018 - 9:42am - 0 Comments
Kevin Kisner pays up on CFP National Championship bet with Justin Thomas
In one of the greatest National Championship games you'll ever see, Alabama defeated Georgia 26-23 in overtime on Monday night.    There are loads of players on the PGA Tour who proudly attended those schools and take their college football almost
12 Jan 2018 - 10:04am - 0 Comments
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