PGA Tour Brunch | R-2 | SONY Open
Speith, Two Others Fire 64s to Begin SONY Open in Hawaii
By TERRY LYONS
HONOLULU - At 6-under (64), Chris Kirk, Jordan Spieth and Taylor Montgomery share the first-round lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii. (Records with the 18-hole lead/co-lead in individual stroke-play: Kirk (0-for-6), Spieth (3-for-11), Montgomery (his first time)).
The first round was suspended due to darkness at 6:11pm with 10 players yet to complete the round. Those players will be back in position at 8am (local) today, with the second round beginning as scheduled at 7:10am (local).
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama turned in his 12th consecutive under-par round at the Sony Open in Hawaii, matching the longest active streak at the event. He shot a two-under (68).
Ryan Armour aced No. 17 for his second hole-in-one of the season, joining Wyndham Clark for most on Tour. Do we hear three?
Watch the Ace: (Golf Channel)
Rory Sabbatini and Jerry Kelly opened with rounds of 65 and 70, respectively, in their 25th straight start at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Neither player has missed a start since SONY took over as title sponsor of the event in 1999.
2008 Sony Open champion K.J. Choi’s (66) marked his 17th par-or-better opening round in 19 starts at this event.
SONY Open in Hawaii | Leaderboard After 18 Holes:
Chris Kirk 64 (-6)
Jordan Spieth 64 (-6)
Taylor Montgomery 64 (-6)
SONY Open Full Leaderboard: (link)
SONY Open | Tournament Facts
COURSE: Waialae CC in Honolulu
YARDS/PAR: 7,044 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT: Seth Raynor
PRIZE Money - Purse: $7,900,000/$1,422,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Hideki Matsuyama
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: The second round of the SONY Open is scheduled for TV coverage from 7:00pm to 10:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 6:00pm to 8:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel preceded by 4:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: ESPN+ will be streaming live coverage from 12:00 noon to 10:30pm (ET) today. Weekend streaming on ESPN+ from 12:45pm to 8:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the SONY beginning at 5:00pm to 10:30pm (ET) today. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage will air 3:00pm to 8:00pm (ET) (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom
SONY Open | The Basics
The Tee Times at the SONY Open for today are from 12:10pm (ET) to 6:40pm (ET).
Weather: The second round of the SONY today comes with sunny skies and 72-73-degrees with winds expected at 7-11mph. There’s a 0% chance of rain for today. The weekend forecast is good, with only a 20% chance of rain Sunday but slightly windier at 15 mph.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Info: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post at Noon (ET) Saturday
SONY Open Field, Tee Times, Updates
The Field: (link)
Tee Times: (link)
Sunday, January 8
Aaron Baddeley (in/Sponsor-Qualifying Tournament)
Parker McLachlin (in/Sponsor-Qualifying Tournament)
Satoshi Kodaira - WD
Patrick Rodgers - WD
Monday, January 9
Charley Hoffman - WD off alternate list
James Hahn (out/neck injury)/Dylan Wu (in)
What They’re Saying
Jordan Spieth, and two others Tied for Lead at SONY Open (Associated Press/ESPN)
This Week in Golf: PGA Tour vs LIV update (ESPNCom)
Jordan Spieth Looks Forward to R.V. Life (PGATourCom)
How to Watch Today (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
January 13, 1980 - Craig “The Walrus” Stadler won his first of 13 career PGA Tour events at the Bob Hope Desert Classic, posting a 17-under par score of (343) over five rounds to defeat Tom Purtzer and Mike Sullivan.
Old School …
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