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Jordan Spieth hits from the first tee during the pro-am tournament prior to the Tournament of Champions golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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  • Jordan Spieth hits from the first tee during the pro-am tournament prior to the Tournament of Champions golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    A clean slate and a fresh start for Jordan Spieth

    KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his year. Part of him, however, couldn’t wait for it to end. “I was happy when the ball touched down and 2017 started,” Spieth said Wednesday. He wasn’t the […]
  • FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama kisses the trophy after winning the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Matsuyama starts a new year at the SBS Tournament of Champions as the hottest player in golf with three straight victories. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    Hideki Matsuyama hopes to extend his hot streak

    KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Unbeatable at the end of the year, Hideki Matsuyama went home to Japan and nearly met his match. His father. “It was close,” Matsuyama said, laughing as the translation was given in English. No score was revealed, though none was necessary. Matsuyama wrapped up his third straight victory in the Bahamas […]
  • FILE - In a Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo holds up the World Series final out ball during a rally in Grant Park honoring the World Series baseball champions, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Get rich in 2017! Take Tiger at 20-1 to win the Masters

    The most important thing to know about the coming year in sports: He gets another green jacket. And you get rich taking the 20-1 odds Las Vegas bookmakers are laying on Tiger Woods to win the Masters. Things get interesting when you bump into Floyd “Money” Mayweather leaving the betting window. Money: “How’s it going?” […]