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ATLANTA — The bonus pool for the PGA Tour postseason doubles next year to $70 million in a revamped system that gives a head start to top players at the Tour Championship and pays $15 million to the FedEx Cup champion.
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
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