Jordan Spieth brought his old form to the new year and had no trouble winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Sunday in Kapalua, Hawaii.
Staked to a five-shot lead, Spieth made consecutive birdies around the turn and cruised to a 6-under 67 and an eight-stroke victory.
Spieth finished at 30-under 262, joining Ernie Els as the only players in PGA Tour history to finish a 72-hole event at 30 under or lower. Els set his record of 31 under at Kapalua in 2003 with an eight-shot victory.
"I felt like it was a short three-week break and continue what we were doing last year," said Spieth, coming off a five-win season that included the Masters and U.S. Open. "All parts were firing."
Diggins 10th in Tour de Ski
Afton native Jessie Diggins finished a career-best 10th in the final standings of the Tour de Ski, an eight-stage cross-country skiing event that ended Sunday.
Diggins won the event's sixth stage Friday to help the U.S. to its best-ever performance in the event held in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. She was the top American finisher. Caitlin Gregg of Minneapolis finished 42nd overall.
Norway's Therese Johaug won the overall title, followed by countrywomen Ingvild Oestberg and Heidi Weng.
Usual suspects 1-2 in slalom
Henrik Kristoffersen won another duel with Marcel Hirscher in a World Cup slalom on Adelboden, Switzerland, to extend his lead in the standings.
The Norwegian racer edged Austrian Hirscher by .06 seconds; they combined to finish 1-2 for the fourth straight World Cup slalom this season.
"If we keep switching places the whole season then I will be pretty happy," said Kristoffersen, who has beaten Hirscher three times with just one loss.
Raonic gets best of Federer again
Milos Raonic got into a special category Sunday: He became the only person born in the 1990s to beat 17-time major champion Roger Federer twice.
The 25-year-old Canadian broke Federer's serve once in each set of a 6-4, 6-4 win in the Brisbane International final. Now he's 2-9 against Federer.
Raonic got him at a good time. Federer has struggled for several days with flu-like symptoms.
AROUND THE HORN
Long-track speedskating: Brittany Bowe and Joey Mantia won 1,000-meter races at the U.S. Long Track National Championships in West Allis, Wis. Bowe finished in 1 minute, 14.55 seconds in the women's race, nearly three seconds ahead of second-place Sugar Todd. Mantia won the men's 1,000 in 1:08.38 to edge four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis by a hundredth of a second.
Short-track speedskating: John-Henry Krueger won the men's 1,000- and 3,000-meter finals in the U.S. Short Track Championships in Salt Lake City. Kruger took the 1,000 in 1 minute, 24.574 seconds, and the 3,000 in 4:57.454.