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Zach Johnson Opens New Year with a Win in Hawaii

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:20 Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:13

Zach Johnson

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Zach Johnson is taking his place among the big boys in golf with two of the shortest clubs in his bag.

On a Plantation Course at Kapalua that should be paradise for the game's longest hitters, Johnson chipped in for his opening birdie and then hit four exquisite wedge shots on the back nine Monday to rally from two shots behind, close with a 7-under 66 and win the Tournament of Champions.

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Sunnydale Pair Win Pebble Beach Team Event

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 23:51 Tuesday, 07 January 2014 17:36

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After surviving extremely difficult weather conditions to win the Canadian Pairs western qualifier at Crown Isle, two men from Courtenay's Sunnydale Gof & Country Club basked in the sunshine, literally and figuratively, as they went on to win the Pebble Beach Team Championship just before Christmas.

Greg Koster and his partner Sandy Watt brought home the 'crystal' after winning the low gross divison of the prestigious Pebble Beach affair this past December 22nd on the Monterey Peninsula in California, doing their home club proud.

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Adam Scott Edges Tiger Woods for GWAA Player of the Year

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 05:10 Monday, 06 January 2014 05:07

Adam Scott

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Masters champion Adam Scott narrowly beat out Tiger Woods as the male player of the year in voting by the Golf Writers Association of America.

The GWAA takes into account more than just a player's performance on the PGA Tour.

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Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki Announce Engagement

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 05:20 Thursday, 02 January 2014 20:32

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Rory McIlroy is claiming his first win of the new year — his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

One of the top power couples in sports announced their engagement Tuesday night on Twitter, which was Wednesday morning in Australia. A spokesman for McIlroy confirmed he popped the question in Sydney, where Wozniacki is starting to prepare for the Australian Open in Melbourne.

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Natalie Gulbis Gets Married

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 20:18 Thursday, 02 January 2014 20:12

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For any of you fellas holding out hope that Natalie Gulbis' engagement wouldn't last, you're out of luck. She tied the knot on Monday, December 23, 2013, with Josh Rodarmel, a former Yale quarterback and current owner of athletic wristbands maker Power Balance.

The couple quietly married and romantically announced it via her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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