Spieth looks at fresh start and last year’s progress

HONOLULU — Jordan Spieth showed up in Hawaii three years ago hopeful that a new year would be more of a continuation than a fresh start. Back then, he was coming off two majors, five victories, the FedEx Cup and he was No. 1 in the world.

BIIF soccer: Waiakea sweats out 2-0 win over Makua Lani

KAILUA-KONA — For the majority of the second half, it seemed like the soccer gods wanted Waiakea to sweat a little more than head coach David Urakami and his young Warrior squad would have preferred on Tuesday afternoon against Makua Lani.

UH football: Hawaii signs Rolovich to extension

HONOLULU — Qualifying for two Hawaii Bowls in his first three seasons has earned Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich a little job security. The former UH quarterback has agreed to a two-year contract extension, athletic director David Matlin announced Tuesday.

Kizzire’s tour education includes a tough round with Woods

HONOLULU — Patton Kizzire took longer than expected to reach the PGA Tour, but he figures every step was a learning experience. That includes his first victory, which came at Mayakoba, his six-hole playoff win at the Sony Open last year and even one of the more embarrassing moments last year.

The long road to PGA Tour for 42-year-old rookie

HONOLULU — Considering the long road he traveled and the setbacks that followed, it’s hard to imagine anyone at the Sony Open who appreciates this island paradise more than Chris Thompson. He could have swum to Hawaii in less time than it took him to reach the PGA Tour.