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Hideki Matsuyama rallies to win Sony Open

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama eagled the first playoff hole Sunday and won the Sony Open at Honolulu, after Russell Henley squandered a five-shot lead. Henley was 6-under-par for the day and 24 under for the tournament through nine holes at Waialae Country Club before the field started to close in. Henley still had a one-shot lead […]

  • Russell Henley takes 2-stroke lead into final round at Hawaii

    Russell Henley shot a 3-under 67 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Henley maintained his place atop the leaderboard despite two bogeys in the third round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Henley sits at 18 under, two strokes ahead of Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, who […]

  • Grayson Murray, Kevin Na trade zingers over Twitter

    Kevin Na answered his sizzling 9-under-par 61 in the first round of the Sony Open on Thursday with a 71 the following day. Na, however, didn’t just battle the golf course at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu on Friday. He also felt the need to defend himself over his pace of play later that night […]

  • Two eagles carry Russell Henley to Sony Open lead

    Back at the site of his debut glory, Russell Henley recorded two eagles on Friday and grabbed a three-stroke lead at the midpoint of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Henley ended birdie-birdie-eagle to cap a 7-under-par 63 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. He sits at 15-under 125, with China’s Haotong Li scored at 12 […]

  • Kevin Na fires 61 to grab first-round lead at Sony Open

    Defending champion Kevin Na failed in his bid to break 60 in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday, but he still ended the day with a one-shot lead. Na shot a 9-under-par 61 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu to sit one stroke ahead of Jim Furyk and Russell Henley. […]

  • Netflix lines up PGA Tour stars for documentary series

    Netflix will soon be offering what is being billed as an unprecedented look at the PGA Tour with a new documentary series. It’s being modeled after Netflix’s hit Formula 1 series, “Drive to Survive.” The PGA Tour show is yet to be named, and both Netflix and the PGA declined to comment on its official […]

  • Cameron Smith taking new top-10 status in stride

    Cameron Smith arrived in Honolulu this week with a new status: top 10 player in the world for the first time after his record-setting victory at the Tournament of Champions. The affable 28-year-old Australian isn’t letting two major accomplishments in one week change his outlook on 2022 or his career goals just yet. “I’ve never […]

  • Sony Open: Preview, Odds & Best Bets

    The second leg of the PGA Tour’s “Hawaii Swing” will begin Thursday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Kevin Na is the defending champion and one of 38 players who made the island hop from Maui, the sight of last week’s Tournament of Champions. Field Level Media’s golf experts break down key tournament notes along […]

  • Golf Glance: Cameron Smith seeks rare Hawaii double

    Field Level Media’s Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours. PGA TOUR LAST TOURNAMENT: Tournament of Champions (Cameron Smith) THIS WEEK: Sentry Tournament of Champions, Kapalua, Maui, HI, Jan. 6-9 Course: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu (Par 80, 7,044 yards) Purse: $7.5M (Winner: $1.350M) Defending Champion: Kevin […]

  • Korda sisters, Michelle Wie West commit to TOC

    Defending champion Jessica Korda, sister Nelly Korda and Michelle Wie West are among the star-studded field committed to playing in the LPGA’s season-opening event in Orlando, Fla., later this month. The Tournament of Champions will be held Jan. 20-23 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Jessica Korda defeated Danielle Kang in a playoff at […]

  • Webb Simpson healthy, focused on rebound from ‘letdown year’

    Webb Simpson is confident he’s on the verge of a rebound in 2022 after finishing with his lowest year-end world ranking in four years. Simpson hasn’t won since the RBC Heritage in June 2020. It was his second win on the PGA Tour that season, adding to his title in Phoenix, and it elevated Simpson […]

  • Golf journalist Tim Rosaforte dies at 66

    Longtime golf journalist Tim Rosaforte died Tuesday due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 66. “The PGA Tour family lost a friend today in Tim Rosaforte, one of the great golf journalists of his generation,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. “Tim was an amazing storyteller and spent much of his […]

  • Tom Watson named honorary starter for Masters

    Two-time green jacket winner Tom Watson is an honorary starter at the Masters in April. Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday. “I am honored that Tom has accepted our invitation,” Ridley said. “I look forward to commemorating his love for the game and impact on […]

  • Bryson DeChambeau (wrist) withdraws from Sony Open

    Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the Sony Open in Hawaii on Monday because of soreness in his wrist. Agent Brett Falkoff told Golf Channel on Monday morning that DeChambeau’s wrist had flared up in recent weeks. PGA Tour Communications confirmed DeChambeau’s exit in the afternoon. DeChambeau, 28, was the highest-ranking player in the field at Waialae […]

  • Cameron Smith joins OWGR top 10 for first time

    Australia’s Cameron Smith entered the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time on Monday. Smith rose 11 spots to No. 10 following his win at the year-opening Tournament of Champions, where he set the PGA Tour’s 72-hole scoring record of 34-under par in beating Jon Rahm by one shot. Rahm […]

  • Cameron Smith scores PGA record 34-under to win TOC

    Despite notching an incredible, PGA record-low 34-under on a 72-hole par, the Tournament of Champions still wasn’t decided until Cameron Smith’s final hole Sunday. But a birdie on 18 wrapped up Smith’s one-stroke victory and a final-round 65 (8-under) for the Australian in Kapalua, Hawaii. “Unreal round,” Smith said. “Something I’ll never forget.” Smith hit […]

  • Jon Rahm rides ‘birdie train’ to force tie at Tournament of Champions

    Jon Rahm fired a 12-under-par 61 on Saturday to storm into a tie with Cameron Smith atop the leaderboard heading into the final day of the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. Rahm matched the best score of his career and tied the course record set earlier in the day by Justin Thomas. Rahm was […]

  • Cameron Smith still in driver’s seat at Tournament of Champions

    Cameron Smith of Australia birdied his final four holes Friday to reaffirm his grip on the lead at the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. Smith carded a 9-under 64 after opening with a 65 Thursday at the Plantation Course at Kapalua. His one-shot lead after one round grew to […]

  • U.S. Women’s Open purse nearly doubles to $10M in 2022

    The purse for the U.S. Women’s Open will nearly double to $10 million in 2022, the USGA announced Friday. This year’s major tournament is scheduled for June 2-5 at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. The purse for the 2021 event, won by Yuka Saso of the Philippines, was $5.5 million. […]

  • Cameron Smith grabs 1-shot lead at Tournament of Champions

    Australia’s Cameron Smith carded a pair of eagles en route to an 8-under-par 65 on Thursday to claim a one-shot lead after the first round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Maui. His solo lead held up when reigning FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay was unable to get up-and-down for birdie on the […]

  • U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker released from hospital

    U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker was recently released from a Wisconsin hospital following a lengthy stay for a non-COVID-related illness. Stricker, 54, fell ill about a month after the United States won the Ryder Cup in blowout fashion over Europe at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis. in late September. What started as a cough […]

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