Latest Men's golf News

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...

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...

Nick Taylor hits from the eighth fairway during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Jamm Aquino)

Nick Taylor gets a break and a birdie and leads Sony Open

Jan. 15, 2021 11:43 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Nick Taylor pitched in for eagle to get his round headed in the right direction, and he kept going until he finished with a good break and one last birdie for an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead Friday in the Sony Open. It's still as crowded as the H-1 at the top, typical of this tournament....

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...

Bryson DeChambeau waits to hit 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)

Brain power: DeChambeau dissects what went wrong at Masters

Jan. 15, 2021 2:13 PM EST

Bryson DeChambeau thinks he knows what caused dizzy spells at the Masters. His brain was working too hard. DeChambeau was the betting favorite in November with his enormous size and power to go along with his six-shot victory in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot a few months earlier. He fell behind early and...

Joaquin Niemann, of Chile, follows through on his shot from the 14th tee box during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Jamm Aquino)

Niemann finishes with eagle and shares the lead at Sony Open

Jan. 14, 2021 11:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Joaquin Niemann had no regrets about the 18th hole at the Sony Open. Four days after a pair of pars on the final hole at Kapalua led to a playoff loss, Niemann holed a 50-foot chip for eagle on the 18th hole Thursday for an 8-under 62 and a share of the lead with Jason Kokrak and Peter...