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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...

Kuchar skeptical about PGA players needing overseas releases

Jan. 16, 2022 09:47 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar is not up to speed on the PGA Tour's guideline for granting releases to play in a conflicting events, mainly because it has never been an issue for him. Not that he doesn't love to travel. Kuchar played the Scottish Open and Dutch Open during his first...

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...

After losing both parents, Snedeker trying to get on track

Jan. 15, 2022 10:29 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Brandt Snedeker turned 41 last month, not so old that he can't stay up on New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of a new year. And this was a calendar page worth turning. “Happy to have that ball drop,” Snedeker said. His golf has not been up to...

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...

Kanaya, Nakajima following big footsteps of Hideki Matsuyama

Jan. 12, 2022 02:06 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Monday morning of the first Japan Golf Tour event of the year was no time to be anywhere except in front of a television. That's where Takumi Kanaya and Keita Nakajima could be found in Nagoya last April, each captivated by images of Hideki Matsuyama winning the...

Not everyone seems to mind the Saudi-Pebble Beach tradeoff

Jan. 11, 2022 17:54 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Adam Scott was among the first batch of players the Saudi International announced as playing its Asian Tour event next month, and now he no longer is on the list. The means he won't need a conflicting event release from the PGA Tour, nor will he be required...