Not only did the Sony Open feature the fearful warning of a missile strike, but television workers for the Golf Channel were also on strike, and a caddie was admitted to ICU after falling and hitting his head! Despite all of this, the Sony Open in Hawaii carried on, and to Patton Kizzire’s delight, he won in a dramatic finish.
The tournament was decided in what is now the longest playoff in more than 50 years between kizzire and James Hahn. Hahn, who after shooting a 62 in his final round to make the playoff, missed a six-footer for par on their sixth hole to allow Kizzire a two-foot tap in for the win. Kizzire was dominant all week, with scores of 67, 64, 64, and 68.
You gotta feel for James Hahn though, he just couldn’t quite seal the deal.
“It has been a peculiar week. We have a great friend that is in critical condition that our prayers go out to him and his family…And the missile strike was wild—or the missile threat was wild, and the camera strike was unexpected as well,” Kizzire stated following his win.
The 31 year-old becomes the first player this season to record multiple victories after having won two in his last four starts! What a crazy week in Honolulu! Congratulations to Patton Kizzire, and let’s hope the caddy who fell is okay and up and about soon.
Cover photo from Tim Bradbury/Golf Digest