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Johnson ravages Riviera, lands on top of the world

When Dustin Johnson left Coastal Carolina and his adopted hometown of Myrtle Beach a decade ago to embark on his pro career, he never dreamed of being the No. 1 golfer in the world. Mission accomplished anyway. Johnson cake-walked his way to a win in the Genesis Open at Riviera (CA) on Sunday, dominating the field for a 17-under 267. But his five-shot victory was far from the big prize of the day. The... 

Monday After Masters lists entertainers, hall of famers

Tickets for the 23rd annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament go on sale Monday 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 10. This will mark the 15th consecutive year the event is played at the Dye Course... 

Pair of Carolinians advance in DJ World Junior qualifier

Drew Viney of Pinehurst, NC, and Wint Phoo Aung of Bluffton, SC, won the boys and girls qualifiers for the second annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Saturday at Myrtle Beach National’s SouthCreek course. By virtue of their wins, both Viney and Aung earned a spot in the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played February 24-26, 2016 at TPC Myrtle Beach.... 

The Dunes Club tops local courses on prestigious list

Golfweek’s Best: Resort Courses, 2017, a ranking of America’s premier resort courses, has been unveiled and three of Myrtle Beach’s most acclaimed layouts are included among the nation’s 100 best. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, which was ranked 24th, No. 27 Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and No. 63 True Blue Golf Club led the Myrtle Beach honorees. Dunes Club, which has hosted six Senior... 

Sold-out field hits the links for Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

On a foggy Monday morning, a sold-out field of 324 golfers hit the greens at True Blue Golf Club, among other courses, to mark the start of the third annual Myrtle Beach Fall Classic. On Tuesday, golfers will head to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club for a warmer, sunnier day of golf with improved conditions in the forecast for the rest of the week. With temperatures in the mid-60s, this week is a... 

Tidewater joins forces with Hugh Royer Golf Instruction

Tidewater Golf Club is now home to Hugh Royer Golf Instruction, bringing a world-class teacher to a course widely regarded as one of the best in Myrtle Beach and all of America. Hugh Royer Golf Instruction offers two and three-day schools, in addition to private lessons, catering to players of all skill levels. Royer, who played professionally for 14 years, has succeeded at the highest levels of... 

Golf: Sharks win state title; Panthers take top-10 finish

In case there were any questions about St. James High establishing itself as a state power with last year’s Class 3A state title, the Lady Sharks backed it up by going back to back in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 4A girls state championships. Smith Knaffle shot back to back rounds of 69 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Sharks to their second straight state title. The... 

St. James’ Knaffle fires 69 for first-round lead at state

The St. James High girls golf team took a big step toward defending their state title on Monday, jumping out to a 16-stroke lead in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at CCU’s Hackler Golf Course in Conway. Led by first-round leader Smith Knaffle’s sizzling 69, the Lady Sharks turned on a team total of 314 for a double-digit lead against a tight pack of contenders. Daniel... 

Sharks win Lower State; five local teams advance

Not even a two-week layoff from Hurricane Matthew could keep the St. James girls golf team from successfully defending their title in the Class 4A Lower State Championship on Monday. Moved from Hilton Head Island to the Hartsville Country Club due to damage from the storm, the Lower State title remained in the Lady Sharks’ possession with an impressive 39-stroke victory over the host and... 

Most MB courses re-open just in time for fall weather

Emerging from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, 65 Myrtle Beach golf courses have reopened along the Grand Strand and nearly every area layout will be open for what is expected to be an idyllic weekend. A 60-mile stretch of Carolinas coastline, the Grand Strand endured high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Matthew, but area golf courses emerged without major structural damage. Course closures... 
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