Golf

Justin Thomas’ 123 total after 36 holes is new PGA Tour record

HONOLULU — Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open. One day after his 59 made him only the seventh player in PGA Tour...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fresh off a victory, Justin Thomas joins golf’s 59 club

HONOLULU – Staring over the top of a bunker on his final hole, the prudent play for Justin Thomas might have been to make sure he got out of the sand and avoided a big number. But then, Thomas...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Island adventure for Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman

HONOLULU – The fishing didn’t quite work out for Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman. The kayak wasn’t much better. Not long after Spieth watched good friend Justin Thomas shoot 59 at the Sony Open,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jim Furyk appointed next U.S. Ryder Cup golf captain

Jim Furyk was appointed Wednesday as the U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, where his team will try to win on European soil for the first time in 25 years. Furyk was a unanimous choice...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Justin Thomas holds on to win in Hawaii

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Justin Thomas kept reminding himself that a one-shot lead with two holes to play is never a bad place to be on the PGA Tour. Ignoring that his five-shot lead was nearly gone...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Spieth makes 9 birdies and has 2 bad holes at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Jordan Spieth made nine birdies Friday with the kind of round that should have put him in contention at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Except for two holes, he might have been....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jordan Spieth gets revenge on 12th at Augusta

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Jordan Spieth hit 8-iron over the bunker on the 12th hole at Augusta National. He watched his 15-foot birdie putt tumble into the cup on the last turn, and he raised his arms in...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

2016 golf in review

The year began with PGA Tour rookie Smylie Kaufman hitting the opening tee shot into the blue horizon at Kapalua. It ended 319 days later when PGA Tour rookie Mackenzie Hughes rolled in an 18-foot...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger Woods signs deal to play with new golf ball

One tournament into his return was all Tiger Woods needed to strike a deal with Bridgestone to play its golf ball. Bridgestone Golf said Thursday it has signed Woods to a multi-year agreement in...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods finished his first tournament in just over 15 months, and it showed Sunday in the Hero World Challenge. His fourth straight round brought out signs of fatigue and...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roller coaster day for Tiger Woods at Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas – Tiger Woods started with brief run at the lead. Hideki Matsuyama ended Saturday on his way to another victory. Matsuyama, a winner in three of his last four tournaments, holed out...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger Woods returns with mixed bag and a 73

NASSAU, Bahamas – Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger. Just not for long. Hardly looking like a player who had not competed in 466 days, Woods ran off three...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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