Jim Herman's first trip to Kapalua was for his honeymoon. When the ship stopped in Maui, he couldn't resist a chance to see the Plantation course at Kapalua. ''No way I wasn't coming to play the golf course,'' Herman said.
(Reuters) - Three months after captaining the United States to Ryder Cup glory, Davis Love crashed back to earth, literally, breaking his collarbone in three places, Golf Channel reported on Thursday. Love incurred the injury in a snowboarding accident in Idaho, Golf Channel said, and underwent surgery on Thursday. In October, Love was widely lauded for guiding the U.S. team to Ryder Cup victory over the Europe, after presiding over a losing effort four years before.
(Reuters) - Jimmy Walker, who notched his second career PGA Tour win in Hawaii, could be on track for another success in the island state after taking a two-shot, first-round lead at the SBS Tournament of Champions on Thursday. The reigning PGA Championship titleholder plundered an eagle and six birdies in benign conditions for an eight-under-par 65 on the Kapalua Plantation course on the island of Maui. Fellow Americans Ryan Moore, Justin Thomas and Jim Herman carded 67, with world number one Jason Day equal 12th on 70.
With a chance to take the lead at Kapalua, Jimmy Walker missed in the one spot he was trying to avoid. Walker hit a tough pitch to a tight pin on the elevated green to 3 feet for birdie on the par-5 15th, and he nearly holed a lob wedge from 78 yards on the final hole for an 8-under 65 that gave him a two-shot lead in the SBS Tournament of Champions. Jim Herman got in one last round with his former employer - President-elect Donald Trump - a few days before Christmas, then came out to the Plantation course where he once got in a round of golf in tennis shoes and rental clubs while on his honeymoon.
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Tournament of Champions scores (Reuters) Jan 6 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Tournament of Champions at the par-73 course on Thursday in Kapalua, Hawaii -8 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 65 -6 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 67 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 67 Jim Herman (U.S.) 67 -5 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 68 Jason Dufner (U.S.) 68 -4 Rod Pampling (Australia) 69 Pat Perez (U.S.) 69 Cody Gribble (U.S.) 69 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 69 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 69 -3 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 70 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 70 Jason Day (Australia) 70 Tony Finau (U.S.) 70 Aaron Baddeley (Australia) 70 William McGirt (U.S. ...
Asked why he got off to a slow start at the majors last year, Jason Day mentioned that he was going too fast. It was only five years ago at Kapalua that slow play was all the rage. ''Slow play is killing our sport,'' tweeted Luke Donald , at the time the No. 1 player in the world.
After playing one tournament in 15 months, Tiger Woods feels good enough to schedule four events in five weeks that cover opposite sides of the country and the world. Woods filled out the rest of his early schedule Thursday by saying he would return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Woods made 24 birdies in 72 holes, but he finished 15th in a 17-man field.