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  • Golf Roundup: Kizzire outlasts Hahn on 6th hole of Sony Open playoff Patton Kizzire follows his drive off the first tee box during the final round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)(Photo: The Associated Press)HONOLULU (AP) — Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn in six extra holes to win the Sony Open to become the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season. Kizzire, who won the OHL Classic in Mexico last fall, closed with a 2-under 68. That turned out to be the easy part. Hahn shot 62 in the final ...
  • Golf Roundup: Hoge takes a 1-shot lead on wild day at Waialae Chris Kirk reacts to his putt on the 16th green during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)(Photo: The Associated Press)HONOLULU (AP) — Tom Hoge was too caught up watching college basketball in his hotel room to be bothered with a push alert — a false alarm, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii. He showed a steady hand on the golf course, too, even as the leaderboard at the ...
  • Golf Roundup: Brian Harman continues good play at Sony Open EURASIA CUP 011318HONOLULU (AP) — Different islands, vastly different golf courses, same good play from Brian Harman. One week after Harman shared the 36-hole lead at Kapalua, he ran off three straight birdies and closed with a 15-foot eagle putt for a 7-under 63 and a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Sony Open. Harman was at ...
  • Golf Roundup – Sony Open: Chris Kirk takes lead, Jordan Spieth takes tumble Jordan Spieth drops his club after teeing off off on the third hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Photo: The Associated Press)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. Spieth hit four trees with four shots on the par-4 eighth hole — his 17th of the round — an episode that began with ...
  • Golf Roundup: Thomas returns at Sony Open and scene of scoring records FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Rory McIlroy poses with the trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and the FedEX Cup at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta. Along with revamping the PGA Tour schedule in two years, this would be a great time to change the format for the FedEx Cup. One plan under discussion with the players is to separate the Tour Championship from one final day worth $10 million to the winner. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)HONOLULU (AP) — The Sony Open is where Justin Thomas broke the PGA Tour’s scoring record, starting with his 59. And it was that round when Jordan Spieth got a taste of his own medicine. Thomas and Spieth were paired together for the opening round at Waialae Country Club, and no one celebrated more than Spieth when ...
  • Golf Roundup: Winning 8 times in a year? Optimism high at start of year Rickie Fowler, right, poses with Tiger Woods and the trophy after Fowler won the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)(Photo: The Associated Press)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii brings out the highest level of optimism because it hosts the opening events of the new year, even if the season started three months ago. Sergio Garcia won at Kapalua in 2002 and talked about winning the money list on both sides of the Atlantic, a bold plan that went awry when ...
  • Golf Roundup: Europe not underestimating Asia ahead of EurAsia Cup DJ pratice RD The Masters 2017KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thomas Bjorn dismissed any suggestions that his Europe-led contingent will steamroll to another landslide victory over Team Asia at the EurAsia Cup which begins on Friday at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. Europe strolled to an 18 ½-5 ½ victory over their Asian counterparts in 2016, but ...
  • Golf Roundup: Dustin Johnson wins Sentry Tournament of Champions Dustin Johnson, of the United States, shows the ball after hitting at the 17th hole green during the final round of the Mexico Championship at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, March 5, 2017. Johnson won the Mexico Championship in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)(Photo: The Associated Press)KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Turns out the Sentry Tournament of Champions built the ideal trophy for Dustin Johnson. The 35-pound glass sculpture, embracing the essence of Maui, depicts a wave crashing on one side and a humpback whale on the other. Perfect. No one is riding higher at the moment. There’s no bigger fish in the water. Johnson ...
  • Golf Roundup: Dustin Johnson takes control at Kapalua Dustin Johnson putts on the fourth hole during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii.(Photo: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Dustin Johnson has a long game and a short memory. Johnson holed a 65-yard wedge shot down the hill and up the green for an eagle, and he powered his way to birdies on the par 5s at Kapalua for a 7-under 66 to build a two-shot lead over Brian Harman going ...
  • Golf Roundup: Brian Harman, Marc Leishman tied after two rounds in Hawaii Marc Leishman and Brian Harman shake hands after finishing on the 18th green during the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.(Photo: Sam Greenwood, Getty Images)KAPALUA, Hawaii – 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 December. Leishman two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 69, giving him ...
  • Golf Roundup: Marc Leishman opens with a 67 to lead in Hawaii -PGA--Sentry-Tournament-of-Champions---First-RoKAPALUA, Hawaii – 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, made eight birdies in a strong wind Thursday on the Plantation Course for a 6-under ...
  • Golf Roundup: New year on PGA Tour can’t start soon enough for players FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, Dustin Johnson is shown after a birdie putt on the sixth hole during semifinal play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club in Austin, Texas. The world's No. 1-ranked player was forced to withdraw from the Masters on Thursday, April 6, 2017, because of a lower back injury suffered less than 24 hours earlier in a freak fall at the home he was renting for the week.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)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 to Kapalua. He abruptly closed the lid on his carton and ...
  • Golf Roundup: PGA Tour still has gap over Europe in world ranking points Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)(Photo: The Associated Press)KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — European Tour chief Keith Pelley believes the eight-tournament Rolex Series was a “monumental step” in his goal to make the tour a viable alternative. One indicator was that Europe had nine weeks when its tournament offered more world ranking points than the PGA Tour, the most since 2013. Europe also made a ...
  • Golf Roundup: Golf delivers plenty of tales from the tour in 2017 FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Rory McIlroy poses with the trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and the FedEX Cup at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta. Along with revamping the PGA Tour schedule in two years, this would be a great time to change the format for the FedEx Cup. One plan under discussion with the players is to separate the Tour Championship from one final day worth $10 million to the winner. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   Brooks Koepka is tweaking his schedule next year to play Pebble Beach, which only makes sense. The U.S. Open champion has become an expert on beaches. That conversation he shared with caddie Ricky Elliott on the 15th fairway of the final round at Erin Hills had nothing to do with club selection ...
  • Golf Roundup: Justin Thomas raking in cash and playing for trophies JUSTIN ROSE - RACE TO DUBAI(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   Justin Thomas has earned about $25 million in his three years on the PGA Tour. That includes his bonus from winning the FedEx Cup this year. It does not include endorsement money from the likes of Titleist, Citi and Polo. He has a better grasp of his percentage making putts inside ...
  • Golf Roundup: Kiradech Aphibarnrat among 9 players projected into Masters -SWITZERLAND-GOLF-EUROPEAN-MASTERS-93582526AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A late surge by Kiradech Aphibarnrat makes him among nine players projected to get invitations to the Masters by finishing the year in the top 50 in the world ranking. Kiradech ended his year with four straight top 10s, including a fifth-place finish Sunday in the Indonesian Masters. The Thai is projected ...
  • Golf Roundup: Rose shoots 10-under 62 to take 1st-round lead in Indonesia -LPGA-KPMG-WOMEN-S-PGA-CHAMPIONSHIP---FINAL-RO-92111773JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Justin Rose shot a 10-under 62 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters. Rose, starting on the back nine at Royale Jakarta Golf Club, had five birdies to go out in 31, then birdied four of five holes midway through his final nine and another ...
  • Golf Roundup: Defining shots based on every club in the bag Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    Some of the defining shots on the PGA Tour this year were hit from the tee and fairway, from the bunkers and behind trees, and even from the driving range. Two of them effectively clinched a first major. One of them introduced another young star. One way to look back on 2017 ...
  • Golf Roundup: Steve Stricker, Sean O’Hair team to win QBE Shootout steve-strickerNAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker provided the pep talk and Sean O’Hair delivered the shot to secure victory Sunday in the QBE Shootout. Stricker and O’Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O’Hair made an eagle on the par-5 17th hole at ...
  • Golf Roundup: McDowell and Lowry tie Stricker and O’Hair for Shootout lead NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park was in the palmetto bushes, near the base of the tree, in the bunkers and going nowhere in the CME Group Tour Championship.

Perhaps most surprising at the end of the day was that Park was no longer in the lead.

What looked to be a victory lap for the 24-year-old rookie from South Korea turned into a free-for-all Saturday at Tiburon Golf Club. Park at least was in solid position, one shot out of the lead, in her bid to become the first rookie since Nancy Lopez in 1978 to sweep all the major LPGA Tour awards.

She just never expected so much company.

Michelle Wie, who lost six weeks to an emergency appendectomy, had a 6-under 66 and was part of a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round. Kim Kaufman, who is recovering from mono, ran off eight birdies in her round of 64. Joining them at 10-under 206 were Ariya Jutanugarn (67) and Suzann Pettersen (69).
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"Just really feeling like my old self," said Wie, who hasn't won since the 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2. "Really feeling comfortable out there and having fun, and that's why I play my best."

Park, who didn't make a birdie until the 13th hole and shot 75, was among seven players one shot behind.

Now she can only hope her one bad day is behind her.

"I think that over the course of four days, there is always a day where I'm not quite in tip-top shape," Park said. "I think that day might have been today. Keeping your focus is not that easy to do consistently over four days, so I think there is always one day where my focus is a little off."

Lexi Thompson, who leads the CME Race to the Globe, suddenly has just as good of a chance as Park to capture the $1 million bonus. Thompson also is poised to win the Vare Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average. Park needed to finish 10 shots ahead of Thompson — she started Saturday six shots ahead — to win the Vare Trophy.

"I'm not going into tomorrow with any different attitude," Thompson said. "Just going to go out there, free swing, commit to my targets, and try to do my best."

The final day is so wide open that 31 players were separated by four shots.

That includes Shanshan Feng, in her debut at No. 1 in the world, and Brooke Henderson of Canada. They only have to win the Tour Championship to claim the CME Race to the Globe. And they all have Park to thank for every having a chance.

Kaufman showed early that low scores were available in her round of eight birdies. Park showed early that it was going to be a grind when she missed the green to the left on No. 2 and pitched far too strong up the slope, leading to bogey.

Then, she hit into palmetto bushes on the par-5 sixth and made double bogey, and the game was on.

Park looked as though she had steadied herself with an 8-foot birdie on No. 13 and scrambling for birdie after a poor drive in the waste area right of the 14th. But she took bogey from the bunker on the par-3 16th to fall back into a share of the lead, and then drove well left on the par-5 17th next to a tree. She chipped into a sandy waste area, came up short into a bunker and failed to get up-and-down.

Stacy Lewis (67), who ended a three-year victory drought two months ago, shot a 67 and was in the group at 9-under 207 that included Thompson (69), Park, Karine Icher (68) and Austin Ernst, whose 69 featured a quadruple-bogey 8 and an eagle-birdie finish on the back nine.

At stake on Sunday is just about everything.

So Yeon Ryu, who was only five shots behind but had 31 players ahead of her on the leaderboard, still had an outside chance at holding on to her lead for LPGA player of the year if Feng, Park and Thompson failed to finish near the top of the leaderboard.

Thompson suddenly looks good for the Vare, while Park remained in good shape to capture the money title.

Jutanugarn, who won five times last year, is No. 9 in the CME Race to the Globe. She could win the $1 million bonus by winning the tournament and have Thompson finish out of the top nine. Instead of a sprint to the finish, so many players have a chance that it still feels like a long way off.

"It's a great way to finish off the season," Pettersen said. "It's a really packed leaderboard. Should be fun tomorrow."NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate shot and shared the lead Saturday with Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair going into the final round of the QBE Shootout. McDowell (Northern Ireland) and Lowry (Ireland), the only international players among the 12 teams at Tiburon Golf Club, began ...
  • Golf Roundup: Davidse overcomes illness to lead Joburg Open Morgan HoffmanJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Keenan Davidse showed he was over the illness that confined him to a hospital bed for four days by shooting an 8-under 63 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Joburg Open. The 28-year-old South African missed the cut in Mauritius last week as a flu virus ran ...
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  • Golf Roundup: Frittelli, Snedeker among those in final push for Masters Tiger Woods 3rd-USATSI-10453867NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tournaments in two countries last week might have gone a long way toward who finishes in the top 50 of the world ranking at the end of the year and gets into the Masters. Dylan Frittelli, the South African who holed the winning putt for Texas when it won the NCAA title ...
  • Golf Roundup: World Cup of Golf returning to Australia’s Sandbelt in 2018 Rickie Fowler, right, poses with Tiger Woods and the trophy after Fowler won the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)(Photo: The Associated Press)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup of Golf will be played in Australia’s Sandbelt for the third consecutive time, with the PGA Tour announcing The Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne will host the tournament next November. “The World Cup of Golf has been a celebrated and valued tradition in the game for decades, and the ...
  • Golf Roundup: Rickie Fowler rallies with 61 to win in Tiger Woods’ return Rickie Fowler, right, poses with Tiger Woods and the trophy after Fowler won the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)(Photo: The Associated Press)NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Rickie Fowler was the first player to offer a scouting report on Tiger Woods ahead of his celebrated return to golf, hinting that Woods was hitting it “way by” him in some of their matches in Florida. Fowler’s own game apparently was in pretty good shape, too. Seven shots behind to start the ...
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