Kizzire lands title in Hawaii after lengthy play-off

Kizzire lands title in Hawaii after lengthy play-off

BC-GLF-Sony Open, 3rd Ld-Writethru, 786Kizzire outlasts Hahn on 6th hole of Sony Open playoffAP Photo HIMG121, HIMG126, HIMG125, HIMG124, HIMG122, HIMG123, HIMG107, HIMG127, HIMG110, HIMG109Eds: Updates with new top.

Both men made two pars and two birdies on the par-5 last - Hahn twice had putts to win that didn't drop - and both made pars on the par-3 17th. He was No. 105 in the world when he arrived at the Sony Open.

"It has been a peculiar week", Kizzire said. So among all that, I was able to focus on playing golf. He also won the OHL Classic in Mexico in a head-to-head battle with Rickie Fowler. It took him just three to get his second.

A potential breakthrough win for Hoge will have to wait, but the solo third is the best finish of his career on the PGA Tour. It was kind of a marathon playoff. Hahn, a two-time tour victor was previously 2-0 in playoffs, beating Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson in the 2015 Northern Trust and Roberto Castro in the 2016 Wells Fargo.

Kizzire and Hahn took different methods to get to minus-17, but they matched each other through 72 holes and continued to play evenly through five sudden-death playoff holes. "So for me, no matter how many birdies I make, if I'm not coming out of the room with the trophy, it really feels like I was defeated out there".

"I played well. I would have liked a few more putts to go early on in the day".

Three birdies and three bogeys were never going to get the job done at a low-scoring event though despite Sunday's let down it was another good week for the 24-year-old.

Hoge followed up two rounds of 65 to go one better and sit 16 under in Honolulu
Hoge followed up two rounds of 65 to go one better and sit 16 under in Honolulu

Scott Parel beat fellow PGA Tour Champions player Scott Dunlap on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the Diamond Resorts Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

There was a real strike on Sunday - the audio and video production workers for Golf Channel walked out over a labor dispute, leaving the network scrambling to provide at least limited coverage of an event that ended in prime time after the National Football League playoff games were over. The first win was big, and this one is even bigger... "I'm always looking for the next one, I'm super excited right now". Third-round leader Tom Hoge was third at 16-under.

He had another shot to win on the fifth play-off hole but missed a five-footer. Both burned the edge.

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"I got a lot of work to do in the putting game", said Spieth.

Hoge finished on 16-under par, one shot ahead of Patton Kizzire (64) and Brian Harman (68). He played his final two rounds in just two under, including a final-round even-par 70 to finish at 15-under 265 in a tie for fourth.

Justin Thomas (T14): Thomas had a much better Sony Open than he did Tournament of Champions.

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