Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Golf

Justin Thomas kisses the trophy after winning the Sony Open golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

BY DOUG FERGUSON HONOLULU (AP) — One of the gifts Justin Thomas received from winning the Sony Open was a 106-pound book that was said to be the largest in ...
the key to the whole ordeal is the water quality

The 30th annual Chubb Classic will return to TwinEagles Golf Club’s Jack Nicklaus-designed Talon Course in 2017, from Monday-Sunday, Feb. 13-19 in Naples, Florida. This year’s event will feature the ...
Justin Thomas drives off the fourth tee during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas has turned the first full-field event of the year into a blowout. With three birdies over the last five holes Saturday in the Sony Open ...
Jordan Spieth, left, and Justin Thomas chat before their second round at the Sony Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

BY DOUG FERGUSON HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas put his name in the PGA Tour record book two days in a row. The idea now is to get his name ...
In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the 2nd round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 despite hurting his back. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, file)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday despite hurting his back. The second-ranked McIlroy (68) made five birdies on the first ...
Justin Thomas, left, Michael Greller, center, and Jordan Spieth share a laugh on the 12th green during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Honolulu. Greller is Spieth's caddie for the tournament. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

BY DOUG FERGUSON HONOLULU (AP) — Two islands, two big moments to celebrate, and Justin Thomas had to think about which meant more to him. He won at Kapalua, but ...
In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot during the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, file)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rory McIlroy made an impressive start to 2017 with a new set of clubs, shooting a 5-under 67 in the first round at the SA Open on ...
Jim Herman hits from the second tee during the first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

BY DOUG FERGUSON KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jim Herman’s first trip to Kapalua was for his honeymoon. The next one felt more like a fairy tale. Herman had given up ...
Jimmy Walker closes his umbrella on the 12th fairway during the first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

BY DOUG FERGUSON KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — With a chance to take the lead at Kapalua, Jimmy Walker missed in the one spot he was trying to avoid. The way ...
Dustin Johnson tips his cap on the 18th green during the pro-am at the Tournament of Champions golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

BY DOUG FERGUSON KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — For all his power and athleticism, Dustin Johnson doesn’t get enough credit for his remarkable ability to quickly forget the past. That goes ...
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