PGA Tour Brunch | SONY Open | R-3
@PGATourBrunch Previews the Weekend of Golf at Waialae Country Club
The SONY Open in Hawaii - Third Round
Honolulu, Hawaii - With his personal-best opening 36-hole score (125), the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii champion Russell Henley carded the lowest opening 36-hole score on Tour since Justin Thomas opened with 123 en route to winning the 2017 Sony Open
Henley recorded his fifth round of (63) or better at the to tie Matt Kuchar for most since 1983. This weeks cutline equaled the lowest cut in Sony Open history (5-under/1998)
World No. 1 amateur Keita Nakajima became the first amateur to make the cut at the Sony Open since 2015.
Two players are bogey-free through 36 holes: 2019 Sony Open champion: Kuchar and Corey Conners while Charles Howell III made the cut for the 21st time in as many attempts at this event.
Defending champion and first-round leader Kevin Na dropped to T-16 following a mediocre round of 1-over (71) while last weeks Sentry Tournament of Champions winner Cameron Smith missed the cut.
SONY Open Leaderboard - After Round Two
Russell Henley - 62-63—125 (-15)
Haotong Li - 63-65—128 (-12)
Matt Kuchar - 64-65—129 (-11)
Michael Thompson - 63-67—130 (-10)
The 36-hole cut: 64 professionals and one amateur at 5-under (135) from a field of 142 professionals and two amateurs.
The weekend at the SONY Open includes Tee Times today at 8:15am (local)/1:15pm (ET) and the leaders at 1:40pm (local)/6:40pm (ET).
Weather: Partly cloudy skies on Saturday with temps 65-80 degrees. Winds low mph but variable. (link)
PGATourBrunch will post at Noon (ET) Sunday.
Next Week: the American Express (LaQuinta) - It’ll be back to the Mainland (link)
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SONY Open in Hawaii
COURSE: Waialae Country Club - (Honolulu, Hawaii)
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $7,500,000/$1,350,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Na
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
OFFICIAL SITE: (SONY Open)
TV COVERAGE: Today, January 15, Round 3 coverage 7:00pm to 10:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Sunday, January 16: With NFL Super Wild Card weekend dominating programming, the PGA Tour will be on Golf Channel from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured Saturday, as ESPN+ will stream coverage at 1:15pm Noon to 10:30pm (ET). On Sunday, ESPN+ coverage is online at 12:45pm ET and 10:00pm ET.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 5:00pm to 10:30pm on Saturday and Sunday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourcom.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
Last Day for Di$count:
SONY Open in Hawaii - Tee Times and Leaderboard:
Tee Times: (link)
SONY Open Leaderboard - (link)
What They’re Saying:
Henley Surges, Na Fades (ESPNcom/Associated Press)
Five Things to Know: Keita Nakajima (PGATourCom)
Who will be Japan’s Next Rising Star? (Golf Week/USA Today)
SONY Open Saturday Tee Times, TV Info (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
January 15, 2006 - One day after shooting a course record here at Waialae CC, David Toms cruised to a five-shot victory at the 2006 SONY Open to win his 12th PGA Tour event. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE