Dustin Johnson looked to be in fine form this week as he lapped the winners only field at the Sentry Tournament of Champions by eight strokes. DJ was killing it all week as the wide fairways at Kapalua welcomed his mammoth drives and he rarely missed any shots. We are all familiar with the friendly confines of The Plantation Course as is DJ who won here for the second time and his seventeenth PGA win overall. But after the first… Continue Reading
Justin Thomas continued to be the man on the PGA Tour this year as he set all kinds of records in his win at the Sony Open. Thomas made it a Hawaiian Double with wins at both the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony. And he did it in style becoming the youngest player to shoot 59, followed it with a 64 and then put up matching 65’s on the weekend to win by seven shots . In doing… Continue Reading
The past few weeks have been full of family, food and fun as our holiday traditions started in mid December and spread right through to early January. It has been great and another of our traditions takes center stage this week: prime time golf from Hawaii. Oh, how I have come to treasure the PGA Tour’s early start in paradise at the SBS Tournament of Champions. It’s just the fix needed for a golf starved, house bound fanatic. I am… Continue Reading
The LPGA is spending the week in paradise as the ladies tee it up in the Lotte Championship at beautiful Ko Olina Golf Club at Oahu, Hawaii. Minjee Lee leads at -10 after a stellar bogey free 66. American Katie Burnett is two back in second place. Ko Olina is a splendid course on the south western shore of Oahu and the wind has been giving the players fits. I was lucky enough to play there a few years back… Continue Reading
Jordan Spieth seems to be the best putter in the world right now, no matter where he plays. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Hawaii, the mainland or Singapore, Jordan rules with the flatstick. But he wasn’t born with that silky smooth putting stroke. He has refined it with plenty of practice. Try this drill to putt like The Golden Child and you’ll be on your way to dropping more putts.
I can’t imagine anyone making a trip to Hawaii and going home disappointed. Fabian Gomez certainly is leaving paradise happy as he took home the hardware at the Sony Open. Gomez finished at twenty under par and had to play two more playoff holes to take the victory from tour veteran Brandt Snedeker. It is his second PGA Tour win to go with his 2015 Fedex St. Jude Classic victory.
Week two of the ’16 PGA Tour season stays in paradise this week at The Sony Open played over the Waialae Country Club on Oahu. Spending a few evenings watching golf from Hawaii makes me anxious to get back on the course again. It seems like the Sony Open has been around forever but it only started in 1999. The 2004 Sony Open featured one of the most significant debuts in golf. But it wasn’t a PGA Tour player that… Continue Reading
The 2016 PGA Tour season is finally underway with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions having just wrapped up four glorious sun filled days on the slopes of The Kapalua Plantation Course. I’ve always looked forward to that first week of January golf beamed direct from those lush fairways with incomparable views from the shores of Maui of humpbacks lolling about in the coves. And across the way the impressive hills of Molakai, as mysterious and marvelous a place as any… Continue Reading
It’s Jordan Spieth’s world and right now every other pro golfer is just living in it. Once again Spieth commands the spotlight in golf as he routed the winners only field at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Spieth played such solid golf you would have thought that it was April and he was prepped for The Masters. But it’s not, it is only January and it is the first tournament of 2016. Yes, it’s not a major nor… Continue Reading
Jordan Spieth has picked up right where he left off from last year. He sizzled again at Kapalua’s Plantation Course shooting an eight under 65 to get him to -24 and a five stroke lead over Brooks Koepka. On Friday Spieth joked how it would be great to get to 32 under par and beat Ernie Els’ tournament record by a shot. But he did so with a smile on his face. Well, The Golden Child, as buddy Justin Thomas… Continue Reading