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.














Great Danes Win World Cup at Kingston Heath PDF Print E-mail


Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen celebrate after winning the World Cup of Golf

Melbourne, Australia - Team Denmark led by four heading into the final round of

the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf at the highly acclaimed Kingston Heath Golf

Club in Melbourne.


41 year old Soren Kjeldsen and 26 year old Thorbjorn Olesen forged a team of

unstoppable chemistry to hold off a stellar field. The only drama came after a

mediocre front nine by the leaders, and a blistering hot Team Sweden charged

to within a stroke after Alex Noren and David Lingmerth fired a final round 62

in the Best-Ball format. China and Team France had also made a run whittling

the lead to one as well, but Olesen caught fire with birdies on holes 13 thru 15

and another at the last to finish at 20 under par (268 total). The final round 66

was good enough for a four stroke win, the Dane's first World Cup Victory ever.

(In 2013, Team Denmark had their best previous finish when Olesen teamed with

Thomas Bjorn at Royal Melbourne to finish tied for third).


Thorbjorn Olesen seemed anything but surprised by his team's performance:

"Our mental strength is keeping calm and playing our own game. I wasn't too

worried, I thought the birdies would come on the back nine and they did,"

Olesen said.


Team China, France and the United States all finished tied for second at 16

under par. The home team, Australia finished at -11 tied with Ireland for

ninth place.



















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