Justin Thomas Dominates at Sony - Sweeps Hawaii - PDF Print E-mail



Justin Thomas celebrates after sweeping both Tour events in Hawaii.

Honolulu, Hawaii - After a big win at the Tournament of Champions last week

at Kapalua, Justin Thomas picked up right where he left off. This time it was

on the island of Honolulu at Waialae Country Club, Thomas started off with an

eleven under par 59 to set the stage for an impressive wire to wire victory.

Thomas' 27 under par total of 253 set the PGA Tour 72 hole scoring record

topping Tommy Armour III's 254 total at the 2003 Texas Open. After his opening

59, Thomas shot rounds of 64-65-65).


The romp around Waialae amounted to a seven shot victory over Justin Rose

(-20) and eight over Jordan Spieth (who shot a final round 63 on Sunday).

Chez Reavie who finished tied for eighth at -16 shot a final round 61 on Sunday.


Afterward Thomas reflected on the week, "I played some great golf, I'm really

excited where my game is at and how comfortable I'm feeling while I'm out

there. This win meant a lot because of how I did it, my first wire to wire win.

I had a hard time getting focused today, I was nervous out there . . . first time

feeling like that in a longtime. To be able to handle it the way I did, I'm very

proud of."


The 23 year old Kentucky native has now moved ahead of the Fedex Cup

standings as the tour heads to California.











Justin Thomas Wins TOC at Kapalua PDF Print E-mail


Justin Thomas celebrates his win at the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua

Kapalua, Hawaii - There 's only one player in the world who's been

able to beat Hideki Matsuyama since the new season has begun, and

that's Justin Thomas, and now he's done it twice after taking the SBS

Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. It wasn't all smooth sailing for

Thomas on Sunday, after making bogey at the tenth, he bounced back

with birdies at the eleventh & thirteenth. Then he hit what he called "a

chunked hook" approach into the hazard on the par 5 - fifteenth hole

(making double). That's when it became interesting, because Matsuyama

had just holed a flop shot from the greenside rough for eagle at the short

par 4 fourteenth.

Just as Thomas was reeling, he regrouped and slammed the door on the

hottest player in the game at the seventeenth when he stuffed his 214

yard approah to 3 feet. Matsuyama then 3 putted before the 23 year old

from Louisville tapped in his birdie. Once again the lead was three and

Thomas walked to the last knowing that he had just about sealed the deal.

When both players birdied the home hole, Thomas had a three stroke victory

finishing at 22 under par.


The victory was Thomas' first on American soil (his past two wins were

at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia). Thomas is the first multiple winner of the

2016 -17 wraparound season.


Thomas is already turning the page, looking forward to playing next week

at the Sony Open at Waialae, "I'm going to regroup and focus on next week,

because next week is a course that I really like and I feel like it's another

good opportunity for me to be in the hunt and have a chance to win."


Defending Champion Jordan Spieth shot a bogey free 65 on Sunday to

finish at six back at -16 (tied with Ryan Moore and Pat Perez for third).















Jim Furyk to be Named 2018 Ryder Cup Captain PDF Print E-mail



By Jason Bruno


Jan.6th, 2017, Palm Beach Gardens - Although it has yet to be officially

announced, our sources have confirmed that the PGA of America will

name Jim Furyk as the next USA Ryder Cup Captain early next week.

The 2018 matches will be held in Guyancourt, France (just outside of

Paris) at Le Golf National. No information on possible vice captains has

been made available at this time.


Jim Furyk was one of Davis Love III's vice captains at Hazeltine,

where Team USA regained Samuel Ryder's Cup in a decisive 17-11

victory. As a player on 9 teams, Furyk has played in 34 matches and

has a career Ryder Cup record of 10-20-4.



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Matsuyama Keeps on Rolling at Hero World Challenge PDF Print E-mail



Tiger Woods presents the winners trophy to Hideki Matsuyama at Albany Golf Club

New Providence, Bahamas - It was a much celebrated comeback for host Tiger

Woods after 466 days away from the game he dominated for so long, but the

hottest player on earth - Hideki Matsuyama continued his winning ways at the

Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Matsuyama shot final round 73 (to finish

at -18) and still finished two shots ahead of the Champion Golfer of the Year

Henrik Stenson who shot 68 at Albany Golf Club on Sunday to finish solo second.


Hideki has now won four of his last five worldwide events: winning the Japan

Open, a second at the CIMB Classic, he won the World Golf Championship -

HSBC in Shanghai, then the Taiheiyo Masters before taking on Tiger's elite

limited field this week at the Hero World Challenge.


Matsuyama was humble in victory, stating that he isn't the best Japanese

player of all time, insisting that Jumbo Ozaki will hold that distinction until

someone is able to reach the amount of wins Ozaki had: "Jumbo won a

hundred times, so unless I win a hundred times, I wouldn't be greater than



Matsuyama, who moved up to No.6 in the OWGR said starting tomorrow all

of his focus and preparation will now be geared towards the Masters.


Matt Kuchar (70), Rickie Fowler (69) and Dustin Johnson (71) finished tied

for third at -13.














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