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McIlroy to take aspects of Woods' game to improve in 2022

Jan. 19, 2022 05:57 AM EST

Rory McIlroy made it something of a ritual to write his goals for the season on the back of his boarding pass on the flight to the Middle East for his first tournament of the year. Gone, though, are the days when he might jot down the name and number of tournaments he wanted to win....

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.” Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on golf, with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major championships granting access for a...

Biggest golf tours back in action from Hawaii to Middle East

Jan. 18, 2022 09:50 AM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West (Stadium). Yardage: 7,158. Par: 72. PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament). Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72. La Quinta CC. Yardage: 7,060. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.6 million....

Morikawa back in Middle East to start Race to Dubai defense

Jan. 18, 2022 07:01 AM EST

It has been a half-year since Collin Morikawa won the British Open and he has gotten somewhat used to being introduced as “champion golfer of the year.” This week is the first time the Californian has been referred to as the “reigning Race to Dubai champion” and he likes...

Column: Low scores a reminder that golf is always evolving

Jan. 11, 2022 11:20 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The scoreboard was filled with red numbers under par after the first round, all of them reaching double digits, the leading score at 59. Soft and gentle Kapalua? No, this was the PNC Championship. The low scores were the product of a two-player...

Kapalua means time for Rahm and Cantlay to get back to work

Jan. 05, 2022 17:58 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The sweeping views of the Pacific beyond the lush landscape of Kapalua put the soul at ease and can make the first PGA Tour event of the year feel like part work, part vacation. Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm have had enough of the latter. Rahm,...

Column: New year starts with a familiar question about Woods

Jan. 04, 2022 11:58 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The largest winners-only field ever assembled at Kapalua can make it seem as though getting to paradise isn't as difficult as it used to be. Try telling that to Dustin Johnson, who will not be starting a new year on Maui for only the second time since he...

A new year starts in paradise and resumes PGA Tour season

Jan. 04, 2022 09:08 AM EST

PGA TOUR SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Site: Kapalua, Hawaii Course: Plantation Course at Kapalua. Yardage: 7,596. Par: 73. Prize money: $8.2 million. Winner's share: $1.476 million. Television: Thursday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m....

A big year still a blur for US Women's Open champ Yuka Saso

Dec. 28, 2021 11:07 AM EST

Yuka Saso finally had time to reflect on her breakthrough year, and it still felt like a blur. Winning the U.S. Women's Open with a birdie on the third playoff hole at Olympic Club was a life-changer. Meeting her golf idol, Rory McIlroy, the following week during the U.S. Open at...

Mickelson to return to Kapalua after 21-year absence

Dec. 22, 2021 15:37 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Phil Mickelson is headed back to Hawaii for golf, not a vacation, committing to play the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua for the first time in 21 years. Mickelson won the winners-only tournament at La Costa Resort in 1998, and then played only twice...