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Weekend Preview for the 2023 SONY Open in Hawaii
By TERRY LYONS
HONOLULU - Play at the SONY Open in Hawaii was suspended due to darkness at 6:18pm with Davis Thompson the lone player who will finish his second round today at 7:10am/12 noon (ET). Thompson is right on the cutline and must par or better. The third round will begin at 8am (local)/1:00pm (ET).
First-round co-leader Jordan Spieth bogeyed five of his last 11 holes to shoot 5-over (75) and will miss the cut after opening with (64) on Thursday. He’s the first 18-hole leader/co-leader to miss the cut since Matt Every (2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard).
Two-time Sony Open in Hawaii runner-up (2014, 2021) Chris Kirk carded a 5-under (65) to take the overnight lead at 11-under (129). He will hold the second-round lead/co-lead for the fourth time, converting for the win 1-for-3 to date.
J.J. Spaun and first-round co-leader Taylor Montgomery share second place at 10-under, one stroke behind Kirk.
For the second consecutive day, a player recorded a hole-in-one, when Adam Svensson aced the par-3 seventh hole with a 7-iron from 175 yards.
SONY Open in Hawaii | Leaderboard After 36 Holes:
Chris Kirk 64-65 – 129 (-11)
Taylor Montgomery 64-66 – 130 (-10)
J.J. Spaun 66-64 – 130 (-10)
Hayden Buckley 67-64 – 131 (-9)
David Lipsky 65-66 – 131 (-9)
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: Today and Sunday, TV 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: Weekend streaming on ESPN+ is scheduled from 12:45pm to 8:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: For today 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 8:00am (local) to 10am (local).
Weather: The third round forecast for the SONY Open today calls for sunny skies and 73-degree temperatures with winds expected at 7-11mph. There’s a 20% chance of rain Sunday with winds at 15 mph.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Info: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post at Noon (ET) Sunday for the final round preview
SONY Open | Tee Times
Tee Times: (link)
Today’s third round will consist of threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10.
What They’re Saying
Spieth, from Tourney Leader to Missed the Cut (PGATourCom)
Kirk Leads at SONY Open (PGATourCom/Associated Press)
Montgomery, a product of Vegas Golf, in contention (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History
January 14, 1945 - Byron Nelson won the Phoenix Open - his first of a record 18 tournament wins during the 1945 season. Nelson entered 30 tournaments and famously won 11 straight from Miami Four Ball in March through the Memphis Classic in August.
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