Phil Mickelson is in his first year at the ambassador — basically, the host — of the CareerBuilder Challenge, scheduled to start on Thursday. Then on Saturday, a Mickelson spokesman told Golf Channel that the left-hander is “hopeful” to compete in the event in the California desert. Mickelson last played on the PGA Tour in October at the season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. Then he underwent the first of his two sports hernia surgeries, followed by another in December.
(c) 2017 Time Inc. Justin Thomas Wins Sony Open in Record-Breaking Fashion Justin Thomas followed up his win at the SBS Tournament of Champions by winning the Sony Open a week later. Thomas set the PGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record in the rout.Justin
Toto Gana of Chile atoned for a bogey on the final hole by making a short birdie putt to win a three-man playoff Sunday in the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a spot in the Masters. Gana never trailed over the final 12 holes and needed only a par on the 18th to win.