Hawaii
Windy Winner
In windy conditions at The Dunes at Maui Lani, Ryan Acosta (pictured left) shot 75-75--150 on Aug. 8-9 to win the 2015 Maui Toyota Maui Open by 1 shot over a pair of amateurs. Acosta had six birdies in his final round and still shot 75.
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Royal Treatment
The King Kamehameha Golf Club on Maui has selected Troon Golf to take over the management of the property. The island's only private golf club features a top-flight championship layout and plentiful amenities for its members.
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Canadian Conquest
Hawaii's Mariel Galdiano spent the summer on the mainland playing tournament golf, including a 42nd-place finish in the U.S. Women'sOpen. But the real highlight came in the Canadian Women's Amateur, which Galdiano won by 1 stroke.
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Tournament Time
Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, scheduled for Jan. 6-10 at Kapalua's Plantation Course. Patrick Reed (pictured) won last year's event in a playoff and will be back to defend his title.
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Open Season
Beautiful, scenic Mauna Lani Resort awaits the islands' best players, who will compete for the top prize in the Hawaii State Open in December. Dean Wilson is defending champ. Pictured here is the 17th hole on Mauna Lani's North Course.
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Surf's Up!
In this case, however, the milieu for golf course "surfing" is green grass, not blue ocean. A number of golf courses in the Hawaiian islands are now offering GolfBoards as a more active alternative to golf carts.
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Last-hole turnaround gives Jerry Kelly 1-shot victory at Hualalai
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Last-hole turnaround gives Jerry Kelly 1-shot victory at Hualalai

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Jerry Kelly made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, Colin Montgomerie missed a 6-footer for par, and Kelly turned a one-shot deficit into a victory Saturday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season open...  »

Jerry Kelly, Gene Sauers tied for Champions lead at Hualalai
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Jerry Kelly, Gene Sauers tied for Champions lead at Hualalai

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Fresh off a solid performance on Oahu, Jerry Kelly shot an 8-under 64 on the Big Island on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions. ...  »

Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in marathon 6-hole playoff
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in marathon 6-hole playoff

HONOLULU (AP) — Patton Kizzire figured he was in for a long day when his putting stroke wasn't up to his standards. He just wasn't expecting the Sony Open to go this long.  »

Blayne Barber's caddie in critical condition with head injury
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Blayne Barber's caddie in critical condition with head injury

HONOLULU (AP) — Blayne Barber's caddie was in critical condition with swelling in his brain from falling on his head at a Honolulu restaurant Saturday. Barber said his caddie, Cory Gilmer, was in a Waikiki Beach restaurant when he suddenly co...  »

Golf Channel camera operators walk out during Sony Open
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Golf Channel camera operators walk out during Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events are walking out over stalled negotiations on a new contract. That means limited coverage is expected for the final round of the Sony Open and two other events...  »

John Peterson waging gallant fight to keep PGA Tour privileges
SONY OPEN/FEATURE STORY

John Peterson waging gallant fight to keep PGA Tour privileges

HONOLULU (AP) — John Peterson has never felt so carefree amid so much uncertainty. It's not just the Waikiki Beach air, either. This peaceful feeling was in place long before he arrived on Oahu with his wife and infant son for this first PGA ...  »

Snowman in Hawaii has Jordan Spieth seething after 69
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Snowman in Hawaii has Jordan Spieth seething after 69

HONOLULU (AP) — Chris Kirk finished strong at the Sony Open, making three birdies over his last four holes for a 7-under 63 and a one-shot lead. Jordan Spieth wasn't quite so fortunate.  »

PGA Tour continues
GOLF AT A GLANCE/WEEKLY PREVIEW

PGA Tour continues "Hawaii swing" with first full-field event

No matter what happens this week, Dustin Johnson won’t be able to duplicate Justin Thomas’ feat from a year ago—because Johnson isn’t playing in the Sony Open in Hawaii. As the PGA Tour moves from its winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions...  »

A tap-in for eagle: The best shot Dustin Johnson never saw
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/MONDAY FOLLOW-UP

A tap-in for eagle: The best shot Dustin Johnson never saw

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Dustin Johnson hit one of the best shots he never saw. Not all of it, anyway.  »

Dustin Johnson casts a giant shadow in runaway victory
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/BREAKING NEWS

Dustin Johnson casts a giant shadow in runaway victory

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — A new year brought out the best in Dustin Johnson, who powered his way to an 8-under 65 and an eight-shot victory Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. In a field that featured the top five players in the world,...  »

Big Island Country Club: Hawaii's under-the-radar scenic gem
PLACES WE'VE PLAYED/BIG ISLAND CC

Big Island Country Club: Hawaii's under-the-radar scenic gem

Forget the golf, for the time being. If you’re simply looking for one of the garden spots on Planet Earth, Big Island Country Club is as good as it gets.  »

Brian Harman, Marc Leishman share halfway lead at Kapalua
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/BREAKING NEWS

Brian Harman, Marc Leishman share halfway lead at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Marc Leishman played bogey-free and was tied for the lead in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Just don't get the idea this is another example of an Australian doing well at Kapalua because he stayed sharp Down Under in De...  »

Jordan Spieth roars back with second-round 66 at Kapalua
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/BREAKING NEWS

Jordan Spieth roars back with second-round 66 at Kapalua

After an opening 75, his first-ever over-par round at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, Jordan Spieth Charged back into contention with a 7-under 66 on Friday in the Sentry Tournament of Championships. After bogeys at the second and fifth holes on t...  »

Aussie Marc Leishman fires 67 for one-shot lead at Kapalua
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/BREAKING NEWS

Aussie Marc Leishman fires 67 for one-shot lead at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Marc Leishman is having a much better time at Kapalua this year, on and off the golf course. Leishman, coming off his best year with two PGA Tour victories that helped him become the highest-ranked player from Australia...  »

PGA Tour starts fund for Jarrod Lyle's leukemia recovery
KAPALUA NOTEBOOK/BREAKING NEWS

PGA Tour starts fund for Jarrod Lyle's leukemia recovery

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has gone through a third round of bone marrow transplant, and the PGA Tour wants to help Lyle and his family cope with the medical bills. Lyle, who played on the PGA Tour during five season...  »

PGA Tour pros can't wait for 2018 competition to begin
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/PREVIEW

PGA Tour pros can't wait for 2018 competition to begin

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Dustin Johnson sat outside the Honolua Store on the first day of the new year, scarfing down the "Hobo Breakfast" of steamed rice and eggs as the sun was just starting to filter through the Cook pines that line the entrance ...  »


 
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