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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,... 

Report: Johnson files suit against advisers for $3 mill

Former Coastal Carolina golfer and PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson has filed a lawsuit against three of his closest advisers for allegedly stealing $3 million, according to a report on Housingwire.com. Johnson, who has been on a leave of absence from the Tour to attend to personal matters since July 31, filed suit in the state of Georgia against three business associates, one of whom served on the board... 

Sharks defend Lower State title; MB, NMB make the cut

The St. James High girls golf team successfully defended its Class 3A Lower State championship on Monday at Golden Bear Golf Course on Hilton Head Island. The Lady Sharks (330) won by 26 strokes over tournament host Hilton Head (356), led by Smith Knaffle’s 75. Jordan White shot 82, Kelli Smith scored 83 and Steely Hays added 90. Myrtle Beach (386) finished third and North Myrtle Beach (415)... 

Chants place sixth as host Gamecocks win at Camden

Ben Wheeler carded a 2-under par 68 and Coastal Carolina improved one spot, finishing in a tie for sixth with a 54-hole total of 877, at the Camden Collegiate Invitational, played at the par 70, 6,455-yard Camden Country Club. Host South Carolina won the 15-team event, shooting a 275 Sunday and a 54-hole total of 7-over par 647. The Gamecocks edged 36-hole leader Wofford by one stroke. The Terriers... 

Foursome from Philly plays its 10,000th golf hole in MB

Buddy trips are at the heart of Myrtle Beach’s appeal as a golf destination, and few groups have enjoyed a Grand Strand golf trip as much Ron Bingeman, Larry Spangler, Everett Cassel and Craig Aiken. The group, with the exception of Aiken who joined in 1990, is in the midst of its 45th annual Myrtle Beach golf trip and played their 10,000th hole in the area Thursday at Tidewater Golf Club. By the... 
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