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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...

Edler-Davis scores 22, CSU Bakersfield beats Hawaii 83-72

Jan. 17, 2021 2:21 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Edler-Davis had 22 points and seven rebounds to help CSU Bakersfield beat Hawaii 83-72 on Saturday night for the Roadrunners' fifth win in a row. Edler-Davis made 7 of 11 from the field, 2 of 4 from 3-point range, and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. Taze Moore added 16 points and...

Stith scores 13 to lift CS Bakersfield over Hawaii 60-55

Jan. 16, 2021 2:53 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Shawn Stith had 13 points as Cal State Bakersfield narrowly beat Hawaii 60-55 on Friday night. Taze Moore had 10 points and nine rebounds for Cal State Bakersfield (8-4, 4-1 Big West Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game. Junior Madut had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the...

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...

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...

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:...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, golfers play golf at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The PGA of America voted Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, to not play the 2022 PGA Championship at the club because of the Trump-fueled insurrection at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

PGA Championship leaving Trump National in '22 tournament

Jan. 11, 2021 10:53 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA of America cut ties to President Donald Trump when it voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship event away from his New Jersey golf course next year. The vote comes four days after the Trump-fueled riot at the nation’s Capitol as Congress was certifying the election...

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...