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DJ Wins But Pat Perez Really Doesn’t Care

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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

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Golf In Paradise Can Warm Frozen North

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It’s that time of year again. As we here in the Northeast brace for another bout of record cold temperatures our focus turns from extra sweaters and icy sidewalks to that classic winter tradition that warms all of us:golf from Hawaii. We start the golfing year (this is he real start for me, unlike the PGA Tour) this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions from the picturesque island of Maui and the iconic Plantation Course at Kapalua. Most of… Continue Reading

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A Great Holiday Tradition: Prime Time Golf from Hawaii

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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

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Ramblings From the Easy Chair

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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

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Spieth Just Continues to Amaze

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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

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Mark Rolfing Back On the Job at Kapalua

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The boys of the PGA Tour open up 2016 today at the Tournament of Champions on the beautiful island of Maui. Few courses in the world will off the views from Kapalua’s Plantation Course and with a stacked field of the tour’s top golfers it’s sure to be a treat. Another view that everyone in the golf world will be happy to see is that of Mark Rolfing roaming the course once again. Rolfing is making his first appearance since… Continue Reading

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Tournament of Champions Kicks Off Real ’16 Season

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Many voices in the world of golf say the professional golf season starts at The Masters. The PGA Tour (contrary to the calendar) says it starts in October. But for most golfers and fans it starts with the first tournament of the season and that is this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Recently this tournament has taken a hit with many of the world’s top PGA Tour winners taking a pass on the lovely Plantation Course to extend their winter… Continue Reading

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Welcome to 2015: The Hyundai Tournament of Champions

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For many of us this is the first day back to work in 2015. After a nice long holiday break away from our everyday jobs it’s time to get in our old routine and head back to work. It’s much the same on the PGA Tour. After their end of the year break the PGA Tour kicks off the New Year in style in Hawaii at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Even though the all powerful PGA Tour can declare… Continue Reading

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Hawaii Golf Soothes Winter Blues

by Jeff Skinner The weather forecast for the Hudson Valley today is for temperatures in single digits, wind chill below zero and a foot of snow.  Not exactly golfing weather.  But all is not lost as we’ll be treated to some golf, Hawaiian style as the PGA Tour starts 2014 with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions from Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. Thirty victorious golfers from last season will trek over the hilly Plantation course and many still feel that this is… Continue Reading

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Power Packed, Wind Blown Leaderboard in Hawaii

by Jeff Skinner It may not be the way the PGA Tour wanted to start their season at The Tournament of Champions with play delayed by winds until Monday, a Tuesday finish and a reduced 54 hole tournament but this is the kind of leaderboard they envisioned.  Of course with all the players having won in 2012 most of the names are familiar but to have the “big guns” vying for the inaugural win of 2013 is a bonus for… Continue Reading

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