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Justin Thomas: Racking Up Wins & Records

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 15:  Justin Thomas of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 15, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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

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Fabian Gomez Wins the Sony Open

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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.

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Remember When: Michelle Wie Plays in the Sony Open

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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

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No Choke Job Here: Jimmy Walker Defends at Sony Open

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I have to be honest: I didn’t see much of Jimmy Walker’s redemptive defense of his Sony Open title. I like many sports fans was captivated by NFL Championship Sunday. But unlike the Green Bay Packers, Walker didn’t take a bite of the apple and choke away another victory. Sorry Seattle fans the Seahawks didn’t win that game, the Packers lost it, choked it away. But Walker proved that he had what it takes to bounce back from his own… Continue Reading

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Pros Opting for Higher Lofted Drivers

by Jeff Skinner For all those golfers that judge their manhood by hitting drivers with single digit lofts here’s some news.  Even the professionals are realizing that higher lofts just might be better.  Any double digit handicapper shouldn’t even think about going lower than a 10.5 degree driver and maybe we should be looking even higher. According to the PGA Tour’s Equipment Report plenty of TaylorMade staffers have put higher lofted drivers in their bags.  “TaylorMade players lofting up: The… Continue Reading

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Jimmy Walker Fires 63 to Win Sony Open

From The Golf Channel/Doug Ferguson: HONOLULU – Jimmy Walker pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round and closed with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open. Walker went 187 tournaments and seven years without winning on the PGA Tour. Now he has won twice in his last six starts, and is No. 1 in the Ryder Cup standings. Sunday was so tight that there was a five-way tie for the lead with two hours remaining.… Continue Reading

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Rookie Henley Wins in Debut at Sony Open

by Jeff Skinner This winning stuff on the PGA Tour is pretty easy, just ask Russell Henley.  To get to the PGA Tour he followed a simple formula.  All he did was earn first team All America at the University of Georgia and win the Fred Haskins Award as the nation’s most outstanding golfer.  Then he got into a Web.com Tour event on a sponsor’s exemption and then proceeded to win it, as an amateur.   He went on to play… Continue Reading

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No-Names Beat the Big Names at The Greenbrier Classic

by Jeff Skinner This wasn’t the finish Jim Justice had envisioned.  The billionaire Greenbrier owner was expecting some of the big names he had recruited to his West Virginia resort to show up on Sunday afternoon to claim the third Greenbrier Classic.  But this, as they say is why we play the game. Chances are that if you tried to place a bet (legally of course) on Ted Potter Jr. or Troy Kelly they wouldn’t have been on the board. … Continue Reading

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A New Tour For Billy Hurley III

by Jeff Skinner The Sony Open was more than the first full field event of the PGA Tour season.  For many players it was “the first day of the rest of their lives.”  Mixed in with all the veteran faces that graced Waialae Country Club were some new ones making their debut as full fledged tour members. Billy Hurley III is one of the new tour members that made his way onto the tour via the Nationwide Tour Money List. … Continue Reading

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