PGA Tour Brunch | Sentry | Final Round
@PGATourBrunch Looks at the Final Round of The Tournament of Champions
The Sentry Tournament of Champions: Final Round
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii - Scoring conditions are off the charts at The Plantation Course in Maui. The reason? Low winds and great players, even after the PGA TOUR holiday break.
At 26-under, Cameron Smith and Jon Rahm turned-in the second-lowest opening 54-hole score to par in PGA Tour history (Patrick Reed/27-under/2014 The American Express). Smith and Rahm set the Sentry Tournament of Champions 54-hole record at 26-under (193) (194/Ernie Els/2003).
Meanwhile, Rahm and two-time Sentry Tournament of Champions winner Justin Thomas each set the tournament record with matching 12-under (61s).
The third-round scoring average (67.711) was the lowest in a single round since the event moved to The Plantation Course in 1999.
A purse of $8,200,000 is on the line today with $1,476,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points going to the winner.
Tee times today at 7:50am (local)/12:50pm (ET) with the leaders at 10:55am (local)/3:55pm (ET).
Leaderboard After Round 3:
Cameron Smith 65-64-64 – 193 (-26)
Jon Rahm 66-66-61 – 193 (-26)
Daniel Berger 66-66-66 – 198 (-21)
Weather: The forecast for today calls for sunny skies. Temperatures ranging from 72-79 degrees, with a 2% chance of rain. (link)
PGATourBrunch will post a recap of the Sentry TofC at Noon (ET) Monday.
Later This Week: SONY Open in Hawaii - The Tour stays in Hawaii (link)
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Sentry Tournament of Champions
COURSE: Plantation Course at Kapalua - (Maui, Hawaii)
YARDS/PAR: 7,596 yards/Par 73
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,200,000/$1,476,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Harris English
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
OFFICIAL SITE: (Sentry TofC)
TV COVERAGE: This evening, January 9: NBC opens final round coverage 4:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) and Golf Channel wraps it up from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR LIVE - STREAMING on ESPN+: Today, ESPN+coverage is online at 1:30pm ET and 4:00pm ET.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Sirius XM Radio covers the final round from 3:00pm to 8:00pm (ET) on Sunday. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATour(dot)com.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
What They’re Saying:
Rahm and Thomas set course record at Kapalua (PGATourCom)
Rahm and Smith pull away from pack at Sentry (ESPNcom/AP)
Riding the Wave of Birdies at Kapalua (Golf Digest)
How to Watch This Week and ESPN+ Update (PGATourCom)
Today’s Tee Times (Golf Week)
Golf Industry News:
The USGA has a sponsor for Women’s U.S. Open (Golf Week)
Players Adjusting without their Green-Reading books (Golf Channel)
On This Day in Golf History:
January 9, 2012 - Steve Stricker shot a final round 4-under (69) to post a three shot victory over Martin Laird of Scotland at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. The win was Stricker’s 12th PGA Tour title before his 50th birthday (2017). - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Third round highlights:
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