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Masters: Spieth pulls away; Johnson sets eagles record

Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson enjoyed record-setting days at The Masters on Friday. The 21-year-old Spieth followed his opening 8-under-par 64 with a bogey-free 66 to break a 36-hole Masters record at 14-under 130, set a major championship record for score in relation to par and tied the major record of 130 after two rounds at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Only Charley Hoffman is in... 

Top juniors tee off on Strand for Palmetto Championships

Junior golfers from across America are descending on Myrtle Beach for the 18th annual Palmetto High School Golf Championship, one of the nation’s largest scholastic events. Forty teams from nine states will be participating in the 54-hole college style event, which will be played April 2-4. The Palmetto counts PGA Tour champions Rickie Fowler and Harris English among its most distinguished alumni. “The... 

Johnson caps big comeback in more ways than one

Dustin Johnson is officially back. The former Coastal Carolina University All-American overcame a five-shot deficit to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship by one stroke over J.B. Holmes at Trump National Doral in Miami on Sunday. Johnson closed with a 3-under-par 69 on the TPC Blue Monster course to finish at 279. Holmes carded a final-round 75 and wound up at 280. In his fifth event... 

Myrtle Beach opens season with Patriot Invitational win

The Myrtle Beach High boys golf team teed off on the 2015 season in impressive fashion on Monday by winning the Fort Dorchester Patriot Invitational on Monday. After Sunday’s opening round was canceled to shorten the tournament to a one-day event, the Seahawks shot 306 at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation in Summerville on Monday to capture the team title among 16 squads. Myrtle Beach was led... 

Johnson back on track with close call at Northern Trust

Following a six-month self-imposed hiatus from the PGA Tour, former Coastal Carolina All-American Dustin Johnson nearly won the Northern Trust Open on Sunday. James Hahn sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the third sudden-death playoff hole to defeat Johnson, whose 18-foot attempt to tie was off the mark. The playoff initially included Paul Casey in the playoff. But on the second extra hole, Hahn and Johnson... 

Celebrity lineup, ticket sales released for Hootie tourney

Tickets for the 21st annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament go on sale Monday, February 23 at 10 a.m. at the House of Blues, the Barefoot Resort & Golf pro shops and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Monday After the Masters will be played at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club on April 13. This will mark the 13th consecutive year the event is played at... 

CCU’s Wheeler, Dorn make top-10 finishes at Sea Best

Coastal Carolina seniors Ben Wheeler and Andrew Dorn each posted top 10 finishes and the men’s golf team placed ninth at the annual Sea Best Invitational, played at the par 70, 6,873-yard Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. This marks the first time a pair of Chants finished among the top 10 in a 54-hole, regular-season event since March 2013 when Sebastian Soderberg and Wheeler accomplished the... 

Johnson brings new focus on life, golf to links in 2015

Coastal Carolina product Dustin Johnson returns from a six-month leave of absence on the PGA Tour this week at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. Now a father and a husband-to-be, the more focused Johnson explained his absence by saying it gave him a renewed focus on his personal and professional lives. “It was time to grow up, pretty much was the best way to sum it up,” Johnson... 

SI: Johnson’s focus on golf return, first-time fatherhood

Former Coastal Carolina All-American golfer Dustin Johnson is looking for to the birth of his first child, and the rebirth of his PGA Tour career. In this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, Johnson announced his plans to return to the Tour in early February at Torrey Pines or Pebble Beach, depending on the timing of girlfriend Pauline Gretzky’s delivery of their expectant child. Johnson... 

Dunes Club, Caledonia leap up in Golf Digest’s Top 100

The new year is off to a banner start for two of Myrtle Beach’s premier layouts. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” in the February 2015 issue of Golf Digest. A Robert Trent Jones, Sr, design, the Dunes Club is No. 50 in the biennial rankings while Caledonia, the late Mike Strantz’s first solo design,... 
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