Justin Thomas knew he was playing well enough to start the year with a victory in the SBS Tournament of Champions.
The surf, the sun and endless views of island paradise can make the SBS Tournament of Champions feel like a working vacation. Ryan Moore and Justin Thomas were among those putting the emphasis on work at Kapalua.
Asked why he got off to a slow start at the majors last year, Jason Day mentioned that he was going too fast.
With a chance to take the lead at Kapalua, Jimmy Walker missed in the one spot he was trying to avoid. The way he was hitting his wedges Thursday, it really didn't matter.
U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett roared back to form at the Hong Kong Open Friday after hitting a four-under par 66 in the second round to challenge for the leadership at the halfway stage.
Justin Rose will hope a troublesome back injury doesn't put paid to his Hong Kong Open title defense as the new European Tour season gets underway on Thursday.
Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy.
Tiger Woods saved par from the dunes with a shot so good that two spectators ran over and scooped up sand for a souvenir.
Andrew Dodt held the lead for the third straight round at the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday, hanging onto a two-stroke cushion after Adam Scott started fast but faded and Harold Varner III scrapped on the front nine and finished strongly.
Even with the wind at his back, Tiger Woods figured only a perfect 5-iron from 231 yards would reach the green. Adding to this challenge was he had taken only four full swings in competition over the past 466 days.