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A glance at the week ahead in golf

Jan. 21, 2020 10:46 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC South (Yardage: 7,698. Par: 72) and North (Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72). Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share: $1.35 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, noon-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS)....

FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Jack Nicklaus hits a ceremonial tee shot on the first hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf's conversations

Jan. 21, 2020 3:10 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career. Never mind that he rarely competes, and when he does play the occasional round of golf, he doesn't always finish the hole. His shoulder is sore, but that's more from tennis. He...

FILE - Brooks Koepka reacts after sinking a putt on the 18th green to win the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Koepka says his play out of an awkward lie on the 18th that led to par was one of his most important shots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Koepka ready to get back to work after nearly 3 months off

Jan. 14, 2020 11:19 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Brooks Koepka hasn't been the same since he tied for third in the FedEx Cup final in August, and hasn't felt entirely healthy since last March. He wouldn't rate himself full strength now. Koepka returns to competition this week in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, his first tournament since...

Cameron Smith holds the champions trophy after the final round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Cameron Smith wins Sony Open in another Hawaii comeback

Jan. 13, 2020 3:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Two weeks in Hawaii brought rain, unusually strong wind, playoffs and two players who thought victory was out of reach until the winner's lei was draped around their necks. Cameron Smith was the latest Sunday at the Sony Open. He might have been even more surprised than Justin Thomas, who...

Brendan Steele waves to the gallery after saving par on the first green during the third round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Brendan Steele seizes control at Sony Open

Jan. 11, 2020 11:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Saturday was no time to panic, especially at a Sony Open with so many players in the mix that one shot could lead to a good run and change the landscape in a hurry. That's what happened to Brendan Steele. He went from a share of the lead to three shots behind through four holes. He had one...

Brendan Steele acknowledges the gallery on the 16th green during the second round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

More wind at Sony, but no Thomas or Reed

Jan. 10, 2020 11:51 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Different island, similar result. Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed finished the tournament with the same score. Only this was was Friday at the Sony Open. There was no playoff, only a plane back to the mainland. In wind that was vexing no matter how strong and soft greens so rare for this...

Collin Morikawa chips onto the 10th green during the first round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Morikawa handles the wind and takes lead at Sony Open

Jan. 10, 2020 9:36 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The wind blew so hard that palm trees looked as though they were made of rubber. The Pacific looked angrier than usual. Some of the sights Thursday at the Sony Open made it clear that playing golf in Hawaii was no vacation. Collin Morikawa managed better than everyone. He learned enough...

Defending champion Matt Kuchar hits from the second tee during the Sony Open PGA Tour pro-am golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

New Hawaiian island, new course, same big wind for Sony Open

Jan. 8, 2020 6:48 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Same state, new island, two courses that could not be more different. What hasn't changed between the two-week Hawaii swing on the PGA Tour is the wind, which is stronger than usual. The gusts approached 40 mph at Kapalua last week for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. It was blowing just...

U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods, right, shakes hands with International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico after Woods won their singles match 3 and 2 during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Ancer looking for Presidents Cup bounce in Honolulu

Jan. 8, 2020 2:43 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Abraham Ancer can't remember playing better with so little to show for it. His hope is the payoff is not far away. Ancer arrived in Hawaii for the Sony Open with his confidence still brimming from a solid debut in the Presidents Cup last month in Australia. He was among seven rookies on the...

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2009 file photo shows Paul Azinger during the first round of the 91st PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Azinger says he turned down a chance to replace Ken Venturi at CBS after he won the Sony Open 20 years ago.(AP Photo/Charles Neibergall, File)

Paul Azinger's career made a detour 20 years ago in Honolulu

Jan. 7, 2020 5:32 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that's what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox. He could have started much sooner if not for 20 years ago...