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@PGATourBrunch | Third Round Coverage of 2022 Tournament of Champions
The Sentry Tournament of Champions: Third Round
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii - Cameron Smith equaled the Sentry Tournament of Champions 36-hole record (129) and holds second-round lead/co-lead for the second time in career at a tour stroke-play event. He’s 0-for-1 to date in the effort to hold lead.
Smith shot a nine-under (64) after posting a (65) on Thursday and has a three stroke lead over World No. 1 Jon Rahm and Daniel Berger (132/ (-14).
Smith (Australia) and Rahm (Spain), who will play together today in the final group, are among four international players in the Top 6 at the Tournament of Champions. Four-time PGA Tour winner Daniel Berger (T-2) of USA trails by three after matching 7-under (66s) in the first two rounds.
With low winds (6-12 mph), the second round scoring average (67.816) was the lowest since the event moved to the Plantation Course at Kapalua in 1999. Due to wet conditions, preferred lies were in effect for both the first and second rounds.
Leaderboard After Round 2:
Cameron Smith 65-64 – 129 (-17)
Jon Rahm 66-66 – 132 (-14)
Daniel Berger 66-66 – 132 (-14)
Patrick Cantlay 66-67 – 133 (-13)
Weather: The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skies. Temperatures ranging from 66-79 degrees, with zero chance of rain. Winds from NE at low 8-16 mph. Sunday forecast is similar, but partly cloudy. Low wind factor, again (5-10 mph) and no rain in forecast (link)
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Next 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, Saturday, January 8, Round 3 coverage is 6:00pm to 10:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Sunday, 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+: Streaming coverage will now be featured on ESPN-Plus Saturday, at 3:15am and 6:00pm (ET). On Sunday, ESPN+coverage is online at 1:30pm ET and 4:00pm ET.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and 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:
Cameron Smith extends lead at Kapalua (PGATourCom)
Smith recovers from rocky start (ESPNcom/AP)
Golf is back (Golf Digest)
How to Watch This Week and ESPN+ Update (PGATourCom)
Today’s Tee Times (Golf Week)
Golf Industry News:
Purse for Women’s U.S. Open surges to $10m (ESPNcom)
Why Green Ribbons at Maui (GolfNewsNet)
On This Day in Golf History:
January 8, 2013 - In a rare Tuesday finish on the PGA TOUR, Dustin Johnson won his seventh tour event in the wind-stricken Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. The event didn’t start until the third day and went 54 holes to crown Johnson as champion. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE