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Jupiter’s Dennis Walters defies spine injury, gets golf’s highest honors

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Dennis Walters had every reason to believe he was headed for the PGA Tour. In 1967 he was 17 and had won the New Jersey Junior Championship, the Caddie Championship and the Public Links Junior Championship and was headed to North Texas State on a golf scholarship. *More Palm Beac Post golf coverage *More Palm Beach Post sports coverage Four...
PGA National to close Champion Course to redo greens for Honda Classic
 Responding to pushback from the PGA Tour, the owners of PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens have made the decision to close the Champion course for four months this summer and refurbish all 18 greens. “The bottom line is it’s something that needed to be done,” Honda Classic Executive Director Ken Kennerly said...

8:26 PM Friday, Apr. 06, 2018

Responding to pushback from the PGA Tour, the owners of PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens have made the decision to close the Champion course for four months this summer and refurbish all 18 greens. “The bottom line is it’s something that needed to be done,” Honda Classic Executive Director Ken Kennerly said...
PGA of America considering move from Palm Beach Gardens to Texas
 Just three years after celebrating its 50th anniversary in Palm Beach County, the PGA of America is reportedly in negotiations to move its headquarters in the near future, possibly to the Dallas suburb of Frisco. PGA of America staffers declined all interview requests Thursday, offering only the following statement: “Last year we issued...

11:18 PM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

Just three years after celebrating its 50th anniversary in Palm Beach County, the PGA of America is reportedly in negotiations to move its headquarters in the near future, possibly to the Dallas suburb of Frisco. PGA of America staffers declined all interview requests Thursday, offering only the following statement: “Last year we issued...
If PGA of America leaves, how would it affect the Honda Classic?
 Honda Classic Executive Director Ken Kennerly said his phone was “ringing off the hook” Thursday when news surfaced that the PGA of America could possibly leave Palm Beach County. Everyone was wondering how it would affect his event. The answer: not at all. “The PGA Tour is a totally different entity from the PGA of...

9:14 PM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

Honda Classic Executive Director Ken Kennerly said his phone was “ringing off the hook” Thursday when news surfaced that the PGA of America could possibly leave Palm Beach County. Everyone was wondering how it would affect his event. The answer: not at all. “The PGA Tour is a totally different entity from the PGA of...
Justin Thomas case at Honda Classic raises player-fan issue again
 Honda Classic executive director Ken Kennerly said Wednesday that additional Palm Beach Gardens police were in the area of the course Sunday where eventual winner Justin Thomas had a heckling fan ejected from PGA National Resort & Spa for what he considered at the time to be improper behavior. *Photos from 2018 Honda Classic *TV ratings soar...

11:54 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Honda Classic executive director Ken Kennerly said Wednesday that additional Palm Beach Gardens police were in the area of the course Sunday where eventual winner Justin Thomas had a heckling fan ejected from PGA National Resort & Spa for what he considered at the time to be improper behavior. *Photos from 2018 Honda Classic *TV ratings soar...
Honda Classic 2018: Golf Channel, CBS see strong viewership numbers
 Both CBS and Golf Channel recorded huge viewership numbers for the final round of the Honda Classic Sunday at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. *Photos from the 2018 Honda Classic *Dave George: Justin Thomas last man standing after playoff CBS posted the highest viewership and ratings for the tournament in five years. An average...

11:04 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Both CBS and Golf Channel recorded huge viewership numbers for the final round of the Honda Classic Sunday at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. *Photos from the 2018 Honda Classic *Dave George: Justin Thomas last man standing after playoff CBS posted the highest viewership and ratings for the tournament in five years. An average...
Justin Thomas hottest player on PGA Tour after Honda Classic win
 If there was any question as to who is the hottest player on the PGA Tour right now, Justin Thomas answered it Sunday. Embroiled in a five-man battle for the championship of the 2018 Honda Classic at PGA National Resort, Thomas birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff with Luke List, then repeated the feat on the first playoff hole for his...

2:06 AM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

If there was any question as to who is the hottest player on the PGA Tour right now, Justin Thomas answered it Sunday. Embroiled in a five-man battle for the championship of the 2018 Honda Classic at PGA National Resort, Thomas birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff with Luke List, then repeated the feat on the first playoff hole for his...
Tiger Woods happy with 12th-place finish at Honda Classic
 Tiger Woods never did make a run at the Honda Classic leaders Sunday, drawing only as close as four shots midway through the back nine. No matter. Finishing 12th with an even-par 270 was a huge step in the right direction by any measure. “I feel very positive about it,” Woods said after recording his best finish since placing...

1:09 AM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Tiger Woods never did make a run at the Honda Classic leaders Sunday, drawing only as close as four shots midway through the back nine. No matter. Finishing 12th with an even-par 270 was a huge step in the right direction by any measure. “I feel very positive about it,” Woods said after recording his best finish since placing...
Former LSU star among 3 who holed eagles Saturday at Honda Classic
 Three shots were holed from the fairway on par-4 holes for eagles at the Honda Classic Saturday, one of them by a young man who just might be the next big thing in golf: Sam Burns. Burns, 21, made a last-minute switch from an 8- to a 9-iron and holed out on No. 12 from 151 yards. His feat was matched by Tommy Fleetwood, who found the cup...

1:20 AM Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

Three shots were holed from the fairway on par-4 holes for eagles at the Honda Classic Saturday, one of them by a young man who just might be the next big thing in golf: Sam Burns. Burns, 21, made a last-minute switch from an 8- to a 9-iron and holed out on No. 12 from 151 yards. His feat was matched by Tommy Fleetwood, who found the cup...
Thomas one shot behind leader List heading into Honda final round
 Even Justin Thomas admits it. While the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year has won seven times in three years on Tour, the fact that two of them have come in Malaysia and two more in Hawaii has left his resume a bit on the light side. Winning the Honda Classic on Sunday would go a long way to change that. Thomas shot a tournament-best 31...

1:16 AM Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

Even Justin Thomas admits it. While the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year has won seven times in three years on Tour, the fact that two of them have come in Malaysia and two more in Hawaii has left his resume a bit on the light side. Winning the Honda Classic on Sunday would go a long way to change that. Thomas shot a tournament-best 31...
While Luke List and Jamie Lovemark top Honda, Tiger Woods four back
 For the first time in a long time, Tiger is lurking. Tiger Woods overcame a brief lapse at the start of the Bear Trap to shoot a 1-over-par 71 to sit four shots off the lead Friday at the midpoint of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort. Relative unknowns Luke List and Jamie Lovemark share the 36-hole lead at 3 under, with plenty of high-profile...

1:25 AM Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

For the first time in a long time, Tiger is lurking. Tiger Woods overcame a brief lapse at the start of the Bear Trap to shoot a 1-over-par 71 to sit four shots off the lead Friday at the midpoint of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort. Relative unknowns Luke List and Jamie Lovemark share the 36-hole lead at 3 under, with plenty of high-profile...
Tiger Woods happy with opening 70 in Honda Classic
 An opening even-par 70 left Tiger Woods “very pleased” and in a tie for 19th place after the first round of the Honda Classic on Thursday at PGA National Resort. Starting on the back nine with an early tee time, Woods birdied two of his first four holes to grab a share of the lead, only to slip back with a bogey at No. 16 and...

11:24 PM Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

An opening even-par 70 left Tiger Woods “very pleased” and in a tie for 19th place after the first round of the Honda Classic on Thursday at PGA National Resort. Starting on the back nine with an early tee time, Woods birdied two of his first four holes to grab a share of the lead, only to slip back with a bogey at No. 16 and...
Rugged Honda Classic course major test for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy
 The Honda Classic is a bear of a tournament to win for players facing questions about their games. But that’s where two of the best in golf history, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, find themselves when the 2018 version gets underway today on the Champion course at PGA National Resort. *Photo gallery from Pro-Am *Are crowds at the Bear...

9:16 PM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

The Honda Classic is a bear of a tournament to win for players facing questions about their games. But that’s where two of the best in golf history, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, find themselves when the 2018 version gets underway today on the Champion course at PGA National Resort. *Photo gallery from Pro-Am *Are crowds at the Bear...
10 players — plus Tiger Woods — to watch at 2018 Honda Classic
 In advance of Thursday’s first round at PGA National’s Champion Course, we give you 10 players — and one Tiger — who could make a difference at the 2018 Honda Classic. The 2017 PGA Tour Player of the Year has been top-25 in each of his six events this season, including a victory at the CJ Cup in South Korea last October...

5:53 PM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

In advance of Thursday’s first round at PGA National’s Champion Course, we give you 10 players — and one Tiger — who could make a difference at the 2018 Honda Classic. The 2017 PGA Tour Player of the Year has been top-25 in each of his six events this season, including a victory at the CJ Cup in South Korea last October...
Nicklaus proud of Honda Classic’s growth, charitable contributions
 It isn’t often the national golf media gets the chance for a sit down with Jack Nicklaus. When that opportunity arose Tuesday, the man responsible for remaking the Champion course at PGA National Resort into one of the PGA Tour’s most respected courses was quick to shower it and this week’s Honda Classic with praise. &ldquo...

1:59 AM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

It isn’t often the national golf media gets the chance for a sit down with Jack Nicklaus. When that opportunity arose Tuesday, the man responsible for remaking the Champion course at PGA National Resort into one of the PGA Tour’s most respected courses was quick to shower it and this week’s Honda Classic with praise. &ldquo...
Furyk making sure Tiger Woods is part of U.S. 2018 Ryder Cup team
 One way or another, Tiger Woods is certain to be on hand when the 2018 Ryder Cup is staged in Paris in September. U.S. captain Jim Furyk made it official at PGA of America headquarters Tuesday, naming Woods and Steve Stricker as his second and third vice-captains for the matches at Le Golf National in Paris, where the Americans will be out...

12:35 AM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

One way or another, Tiger Woods is certain to be on hand when the 2018 Ryder Cup is staged in Paris in September. U.S. captain Jim Furyk made it official at PGA of America headquarters Tuesday, naming Woods and Steve Stricker as his second and third vice-captains for the matches at Le Golf National in Paris, where the Americans will be out...
Healthy, rested Brandt Snedeker returns to Honda Classic
 The last time Brandt Snedeker played in the Honda Classic, he withdrew after an opening-round 72 so he could return home to Nashville for the birth of his daughter Lily. Lily turns 7 next week. *2018 Honda Classic tournament info *2018 Honda Classic field For the most part he’s done well in his absence. Two of the last three years he&rsquo...

9:17 PM Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

The last time Brandt Snedeker played in the Honda Classic, he withdrew after an opening-round 72 so he could return home to Nashville for the birth of his daughter Lily. Lily turns 7 next week. *2018 Honda Classic tournament info *2018 Honda Classic field For the most part he’s done well in his absence. Two of the last three years he&rsquo...
2018 Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler connects with young players
 Every now and then, Rickie Fowler, the defending Honda Classic champion and No. 7-ranked golfer in the world, drives from his house on the Loxahatchee River across Jupiter to Jonathans Landing to lend a hand to the Chipwreckers junior program. “His involvement is very genuine, very sincere,” director of golf Neil Lockie said....

3:00 PM Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Every now and then, Rickie Fowler, the defending Honda Classic champion and No. 7-ranked golfer in the world, drives from his house on the Loxahatchee River across Jupiter to Jonathans Landing to lend a hand to the Chipwreckers junior program. “His involvement is very genuine, very sincere,” director of golf Neil Lockie said....
Calcavecchia holds off Langer for first Champions Tour win in 3 years
 Mark Calcavecchia emerged from some of the wildest late-round swings in the 13-year history of the tournament to forge a two-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer at the Boca Raton Championship Sunday at the Old Course at Broken Sound. While his first Champions Tour victory in three years - and only his second since 2011 - goes down as the...

12:37 AM Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Mark Calcavecchia emerged from some of the wildest late-round swings in the 13-year history of the tournament to forge a two-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer at the Boca Raton Championship Sunday at the Old Course at Broken Sound. While his first Champions Tour victory in three years - and only his second since 2011 - goes down as the...
Mark Calcavecchia, Bernhard Langer battling for Boca Raton title
 Two of the best golfers ever to call Palm Beach County home will battle it out for the Boca Raton Championship on Sunday. Tequesta’s Mark Calcavecchia birdied the final three holes to polish off a 6-under 66 Saturday, giving him a 14-under total and a two-shot lead over Boca Raton’s Bernhard Langer and setting up a final-round...

12:19 AM Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

Two of the best golfers ever to call Palm Beach County home will battle it out for the Boca Raton Championship on Sunday. Tequesta’s Mark Calcavecchia birdied the final three holes to polish off a 6-under 66 Saturday, giving him a 14-under total and a two-shot lead over Boca Raton’s Bernhard Langer and setting up a final-round...
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