Maui wowie: PGA Tour commissioner hangs ten

By Bailey MosierJanuary 10, 2012, 3:00 am

It’s no small task getting out of the holiday mode and diving directly into the 2012 PGA Tour season. But if players must be coaxed to leave their fireplaces, families and favorite new toys, there’s no greater incentive than an island escape.

Some Tour players took their season-opening wardrobes seriously while one PGA Tour suit decided to let loose in Maui. Here’s a look at the week’s best dressed from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Commissioner Tim Finchem: You’ve got to give the man credit. We’re used to seeing him in suits, ties and – ever since Tiger Woods’ Thanksgiving incident – a somber and sullen look on his face. His attire at the season opener showed the players, fans, and sponsors he can let loose and well, hang ten.

Jonathan Byrd: The defending TOC champion must have flown over in business class – because he brought both with him when he arrived in Maui. He finished T-3 alongside Webb Simpson while looking both poised and composed throughout the week with his golf game and his garb. He may have fell short at his title defense, but in no way does he have to defend his look.

Kevin Na: Kevin Na’s 2011 included a 16 on the par-4 ninth hole of the Valero Texas Open and what many thought was a complete whiff off the 15th tee at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open which he went on to win. So how does a player with some big hiccups and only one PGA Tour win have his name on his clothing? Initiative, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. All three are good by me and are certainly enough to put him on the best dressed list for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.