Tournament of Champions just another business trip for Brooks Koepka

American Kevin Tway grabs a club from his bag as he prepares to play a shot on the 18th hole Tournament of Champions

American Kevin Tway grabs a club from his bag as he prepares to play a shot on the 18th hole Tournament of Champions

Brooks Koepka would have taken that.

The highly-elevated hole features ridiculously good views of the Pacific Ocean and Maui mountains, one of those spots where it's hard to concentrate on anything else.

It marked Kizzire's first career ace in Tour and just the second in the history of the Sentry Tournament of Champions since it moved to Kapalua in 1999.

'Taking up residence in the United States past year, being a permanent resident, I made the decision that this is where my life is going to be, this is where I'm going to live, ' McIlroy added. That's always the case and he'll even turn down things like throwing out the first pitch when invited by the Houston Astros or New York Mets. A lot of people have told me how lovely it is here [in Hawaii] and what a great tournament it is. "The bulk of the season is so much earlier now I didn't want to take any time off, I didn't want to rest any", Woodland added. I got that phone call late last night.

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Luark had caddied off and on for Ariya since she joined the LPGA in 2015, including a record-smashing 2018 campaign in which the 23-year-old Thai star won three times - including last June's US Women's Open - and completed an unprecedented sweep of the tour's major season-ending awards. "But, yeah, I didn't think I was going to play that good, to be honest".

"Good start", he said. He showed his experience on the par-5 18th, when he missed the green to the right and faced an extremely fast putt with the grain and wind. Took a month off after Japan.

"I'm comfortable on this golf course and I've enjoyed the last couple of days like flighting different shots, hitting different trajectories and with all the technical work I have had to do in the off-season, it is a real contrast to come out here and completely forget about the swing and just hit the shots", he said. "So got some pills and feel a little bit better today, but still a little dizzy".

"The whole day was tough, but just on the greens was just really tough", Day said. Teryn Schaefer presents the best social media posts from around the world of golf in "Good, Bad & Unusual" and after each day's play brings you the biggest talking points in "The Takeaway". Still, he starts the new year playing in the final group, having not played a tournament in almost two months. The offseason is over, and it's back to business for the No. 1-ranked player in the world.

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