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Column: Teen goes from 1-course Caribbean island to Masters

Jan. 25, 2022 13:46 PM EST

The concept behind the Latin America Amateur Championship when it began in 2015 was for players from the region to create golf heroes for the next generation, and it's a role the latest winner takes seriously. Aaron Jarvis knows it's a tall order. He also knows anything is possible....

PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, Europe stays in Middle East

Jan. 25, 2022 11:15 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC. South — Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72. North — Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1.512 million. Television:...

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....

Matsuyama nears goal of most prolific Asian-born PGA golfer

Jan. 17, 2022 02:02 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Not long after Hideki Matsuyama delivered the best shot he never saw to cap off his improbable comeback in the Sony Open, his phone buzzed with a text from Shigeki Maruyama to remind him of a conversation long ago. Maruyama, a three-time PGA Tour winner who once...

Matsuyama caps big rally with eagle to win Sony in playoff

Jan. 16, 2022 23:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Five shots behind at the turn, Hideki Matsuyama figured all he could do was keep his head down and try to stay in the game Sunday in the Sony Open. And when he finally looked up, he couldn't see one of the best shots of his career. In a sudden-death...

Late surge keeps Henley ahead of Matsuyama at Sony Open

Jan. 15, 2022 23:34 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Russell Henley had the lowest 36-hole score of his career on a course where he won his first PGA Tour event, and he knew better to expect everything to fall into place. He did just enough Saturday in the Sony Open, particularly over the final hour when he made key...

Big finish by Henley stakes him to 3-shot lead at Sony Open

Jan. 14, 2022 23:32 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Russell Henley set the target Friday in the Sony Open by making a 30-foot eagle putt to cap off a big finish, and nobody could catch him. Nine years after Henley began his rookie season on the PGA Tour by winning the Sony Open, he played his final six holes in 6...

Defending champion Na with another 61 leads Sony Open

Jan. 13, 2022 23:09 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Kevin Na felt such great control Thursday in the Sony Open that he matched his career low with a 9-under 61 and still found reason to be slightly disappointed. He had his sights on a sub-60 round, especially as the afternoon wind died, only to see three good birdie...

Webb Simpson looks to atone for missing 3 favorite events

Jan. 12, 2022 12:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Webb Simpson has been on the PGA Tour long enough and won enough to not be in a hurry. He was no less eager to fly to the middle of the Pacific for one week at the Sony Open. “I realized that when I got off the plane in Phoenix. I'm not even halfway there,” said...