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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Las Vegas gambler William

Insider trading sentence of Vegas gambler commuted by Trump

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas professional gambler, real estate mogul and philanthropist who was convicted in an insider trading case said Wednesday he's grateful his prison sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump. William “Billy” Walters said in a statement issued through...

Justin Thomas waits to hit from the first tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Thomas to go on training program after anti-gay slur

Jan. 20, 2021 1:11 PM EST

Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to “become a better person” after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month. Clothing brand Ralph Lauren ended its long-time sponsorship with Thomas...

File-This Dec. 19, 2020, file photo shows Tiger Woods watching his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, in Orlando, Fla. Woods announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, he had a fifth back surgery and will miss tournaments in San Diego and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Woods has 5th back surgery, to miss Torrey Pines and Riviera

Jan. 20, 2021 5:00 AM EST

Tiger Woods has suffered a setback with his back, disclosing Tuesday that he recently had a fifth surgery that will keep him from starting the year until after the West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour. Woods will not play next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, which he has won seven times, most...

Padraig Harrington, of Ireland, tees off on the 18th hole during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Harrington: Too many Ryder Cup picks can cause problems

Jan. 19, 2021 4:44 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The start of the European Tour season in Abu Dhabi is a resumption of the Ryder Cup points race, and European captain Padraig Harrington made it clear he is looking for players in form for the September matches. Europe changed its points system because the tour was shut down for four months...

Chris Kirk putts on the 13th green during the third round at the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Column: Lower scores just an example of golf evolving

Jan. 19, 2021 1:22 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Chris Kirk shot 65 four days in a row and it wasn't enough to win on the PGA Tour. Joaquin Niemann can appreciate the feeling. The dynamic 22-year-old from Chile played both tournaments in Hawaii and was a combined 45-under par. He lost in a playoff at Kapalua and finished one shot behind...

Golf really getting busy with four major tours in action

Jan. 19, 2021 12:36 PM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West, Stadium Course (Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72) and Nicklaus Tournament (Yardage: 7,181. Par: 72). Prize money: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1.134 million. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Andrew...

Chris Kirk follows his shot off the first tee during the third round at the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Kirk's long road back ends with finish that feels like a win

Jan. 18, 2021 2:29 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The scene was familiar on the PGA Tour, except that it typically involves the winner. The Sony Open wasn't even over and Chris Kirk had reason to celebrate. He was some 80 feet away to the right of the 18th green, the worst angle for a pin tucked to the right, but just enough room for a...

Kevin Na reacts after winning the final round of the Sony Open golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP) Star-Advertiser via AP)

Kevin Na has a big finish and wins the Sony Open

Jan. 18, 2021 2:20 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The spoils at the Sony Open belonged to Kevin Na, a winner for the fourth straight season after coming from three shots behind with six holes to play for a one-shot victory with a birdie on the final hole. The consolation prize belonged to Chris Kirk, and it felt like a win. Kirk stepped...

After a stellar 2020, teenage golf star's rise continues

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — Rob Akins started coaching Emerson Blair when she was “a little teeny girl” weighing barely 60 pounds. But Akins, a PGA professional and golf instructor from Collierville, Tennessee, could tell one thing right away: The 10-year-old from West Point showed a talent and...

Brendan Steele lines up his putt on the ninth green during the third round at the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Steele takes lead with 61 to get another chance in Sony Open

Jan. 16, 2021 11:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Brendan Steele knows he can play well at the Sony Open whether it's windy or calm, in sunshine or rain. Now he gets another chance to see if he can win. One year after Steele lost a late lead at Waialae and lost in a playoff, he delivered the lowest score of his career Saturday in ideal...