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Justin Thomas hits 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)

Paradise not always peaceful during tour's Hawaii swing

Jan. 16, 2021 2:40 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Paradise is not always peaceful when it comes to the PGA Tour's two-week swing through Hawaii. Dating to 1999, the tour has started its new years with two tournaments on two islands in the Pacific where the palm trees sway, the humpback whales breach and the tropical air warms the soul, if...

Justin Thomas watches a shot during the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas after gay slur heard on TV

Jan. 15, 2021 11:16 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Ralph Lauren Corp. said Friday it is ending its sponsorship with Justin Thomas after he was heard muttering a homophobic slur to himself after missing a putt last week in Hawaii. Thomas has worn the company's clothing since he turned pro. He has reached No. 1 in the world briefly on two...

World Golf Championship moving from Mexico to Florida

Jan. 15, 2021 6:20 PM EST

The World Golf Championship is moving from Mexico City to the Gulf Coast of Florida this year, a change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic that has put restrictions on travel and kept away spectators. The PGA Tour sent a memo to players Friday informing them of the relocation for Feb. 25-28. It will be played at The...

Collin Morikawa watches his shot during the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Another tournament in Hawaii, a fresh start for most players

Jan. 13, 2021 3:03 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — For the 31 players at the Sony Open who took the 30-minute flight over from Maui, the decision to play was easy. They're already in Hawaii, guaranteed a tropical climate and the course at sea level is an easy walk. Collin Morikawa wouldn't know it any other way. In the two years since he...

Harris English holds the champions trophy after 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)

No fans at Riviera, no amateurs in Palm Springs for PGA Tour

Jan. 12, 2021 8:08 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — No fans in Los Angeles. No amateurs in Palm Springs. Those were the latest announcements on PGA Tour stops in California as golf heads back to the mainland next week. The Genesis Invitational at Riviera on Feb. 18-21 was predictable. COVID-19 cases are raging in the state with the nation's...

Collin Morikawa hits 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)

Another week in paradise for the PGA Tour in Hawaii

Jan. 12, 2021 12:02 PM EST

PGA TOUR SONY OPEN Site: Honolulu. Course: Waialae CC. Yardage: 7,044. Par: 70. Prize money: $6.6 million. Winner's share: $1,188,000. Television: Thursday-Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Cameron Smith. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Last tournament:...

Harris English holds the champions trophy after 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)

English back to winning and wants to see how far he can go

Jan. 11, 2021 2:59 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Harris English once was considered a part of the future of American golf. He won a Nationwide Tour event while he was still at Georgia. He had two PGA Tour titles when he was 24. His demeanor was ideal for golf, never too bothered my much and steady with his emotions. That now seems...

Harris English holds the champions trophy after 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)

English wins Kapalua in playoff for 1st victory in 7 years

Jan. 10, 2021 10:45 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Harris English was that player who always wanted the ball for the last shot. His trouble the last couple of years was getting off the bench and into the game. English completed his turnaround from a seven-year drought with a victory that he felt was long overdue, making a 6-foot...

Harris English watches his shot from the first tee during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Palmer, English tied for the lead at Tournament of Champions

Jan. 10, 2021 12:13 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Ryan Palmer was more concerned whether his fairway metal would clear hazard on the 18th hole than why a PGA Tour rules official wanted to meet with him after his third round Saturday of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Both worked out fine. The shot, struck a little thin with a...

Justin Thomas follows through on a shot during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event as Xander Schauffele looks on, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Thomas apologizes for homophobic slur at Kapalua

Jan. 9, 2021 11:41 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas apologized Saturday afternoon for uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a 5-foot par putt on the fourth hole of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. “It's inexcusable,” Thomas said. “First off, I just apologize. I'm an adult. I'm...